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Top 10 Home Staging Tips

With all the competition in today’s real estate market, professionally staging your home has never been more important. Here are some top tips on how to allure the attention of buyers. Read more on Everhome Mortgage.com

Top 10 Home Staging Tips

With all the competition in today’s real estate market, professionally staging your home has never been more important. Here are some top tips on how to allure the attention of buyers.

  1. Consider curb appeal
    Make sure lawns are freshly mowed, leaves raked, and paths cleared. Scrub the front door, porch, railings and steps, pick up a new mailbox and welcome mat, and add a fresh coat of paint where needed.
  2. Forgo Family Photos
    Future buyers will see outdated family photos as years of wear and tear. Clear the room of family portraits and other items that say “you don’t live here” to potential buyers.
  3. What Once Was Old, Should Be Newly Slip-covered
    Cover up outdated, worn and loud furniture with neutral colors. Even coordinating your curtains and dining room sets can make your home décor look like new.
  4. Rearrange Refresh
    Arrange the room in a conversational way. You may have preferred for every piece of furniture to face the television, but potential buyers will appreciate more of an open room vignette.
  5. Kitchen Clean-Up
    Kitchens play a big part in home resale value, so make sure buyers are impressed. Spend extra time scrubbing, cleaning and de-cluttering, and make sure counters are clear of appliances. Replace any mismatched hardware, turn on lights and open curtains for a clean, bright and attractive gathering space.
  6. Let in Some Air
    Open your windows for at least 10 minutes prior to showing. Go easy on the air freshener, but bring in fresh cut flowers for a natural look and smell.
  7. What’s Behind Door #3?
    Potential buyers will undoubtedly look behind every door in your home. Keep bedrooms, linen closets and storage spaces neat and tidy to avoid any embarrassing surprises.
  8. Scrub Until it Sparkles
    Clean bathrooms until they look like the model sets at Home Depot. Replace any outdated fixtures with sleek and modern ones, and add fresh cut flowers to help with aroma and appearance.
  9. Sleep Tight
    Keep bedrooms neutral, comfortable and spacious. Make bedrooms appear larger by limiting items in the room to a bed, dresser and small seating area for the Master Bedroom.
  10. Better Backyard
    Outdoor living spaces have become exponentially more important to potential buyers. Scrub down patios, touch up worn fences and banisters, and make sure your yard is free of clutter.