Listing your home before it is “market ready” is one of the most common mistakes in todays market.
What this insures is that the property down the street that has been staged, is much more marketable and easier to sell than yours.
No home seller wants their home to become a “stale” listing, as the longer it sits on the market, the more difficult it is to sell.
Be prepared and keep these important “pointers” in mind when getting your home, “market ready“.
The main living areas in your home, such as the living/family room, dining area/kitchen and master bedroom are the “focus” for potential buyers, so it is very important that these spaces are “shining” in the buyers eye and looking their absolute best.
It is crucial to maintain a well organized, clutter free, and welcoming space.
Never have so much furniture in a room, that the potential buyer can’t move easily throughout. This prohibits these buyers from picturing their own pieces in the space and leaves them open to doubt. You don’t want to leave anything to the imagination. Removing the “guesswork”, will work in your favour.
Symmetry is also very important for the potential buyer. It creates balance and proportion. If you have a main focal wall for example with a fireplace, ensure the mantle and walls flanking the fireplace have items/artwork that are similar in size and height. This is very pleasing to the eye.
With home staging it is often said that you need to “de-personalize” your space. This is true, as the potential buyer doesn’t want to see who currently lives there, they want to envision themselves in the space. This doesn’t mean it shouldn’t feel “warm” and “welcoming” though. This is a critical aspect in home staging.
Make certain that the colours in each room compliment or work well with each other. This means consistency throughout, with attention to detail.
Maintaining consistency creates “harmony” and entices the buyer in. This is certain to draw their attention to the “features” and “highlights” of the home.
For example, if you are living in an “open concept” home, ensure the living room, kitchen, dining room/dinette, flow easily. They should feel “open” with the furniture arrangement, finishes and colours. If they do not, this is “jarring” to the eye, and therefore un-appealing to the potential buyer.
Following these easy steps above will create a warm, welcoming home for the potential buyer. Exactly what you want to portray.
We hope these tips and tricks have helped you with some of your home staging questions. If not, StyleCo Home Staging and Design can help!
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