First impressions count, which is why home staging is a crucial step when selling a house. Potential buyers are looking for that ‘wow’ factor when looking for their next property, and (perhaps unfairly), they often let their hearts make the call within the first few glimpses of your home.
So, whether you’re thinking about selling, taking photos for your new listing, or up to bringing potential buyers through your property, staging a house for sale is an essential part of the process.
Here’s your ultimate guide to staging a house for sale, no matter what phase of the selling process you’re in. If it’s a bite-sized house staging crash course you’re seeking, we’ve got that covered too.
Whether you’ve been living in the house yourself or you’ve been renting it out for a while, your property could always look better before putting it on the market.
Even if you’re just starting to think of listing your house for sale, it’s never too early to know your house staging options.
Here’s a few to get you started:
Don’t hold back from decluttering while you’re at it. We’re talking about both trinkets and furniture here. You’ll need to do this if you go ahead with a full home staging, so why not start now?
Renovations include minor upgrades (such as kitchen and bathroom appliances) to complete façade makeovers.
Draw inspiration from property site listings or even make a Pinterest board to see the going style. If you want your home staging to appeal to the broadest range of buyers possible, you’re looking for modern and minimalist interiors.
Although it’s early days, going through this checklist will help you determine your property’s market value, special features to promote, and improvements you could make.
Plus, if you decide now’s not the time to sell, you’re left with a sparkling clean home from your efforts.
Whether you’re taking the pics on your smartphone or hiring a professional, the camera isn’t a magician. It’s so important to put the preparation into staging a house when it’s time to take the photos.
With 90% of buyers looking online for their next property purchase, the photos you take are likely to be the first thing they see. And—as we already know—you only get one first impression!
Of course, this is just the tip of the photography iceberg. There’s always more to learn or if you’re really serious about getting the best shot, consider hiring a professional photographer.
Your picture quality and home staging can make or break a sale. To get buyers to invest their time and book an inspection through your home, you’ll need to make their dream a reality through your photos.
They’ve seen the photos, and now they want to see the house of their dreams in person. While a picture’s worth a thousand words, sometimes it can also hide the truth. Now’s not the time to panic!
With a few adjustments and preparation, you can have your home looking as bright and inviting as the photos you worked so hard on.
Bring your house back to the standard it was at when you took the property photos. Then take it even further.
Just how your wardrobe will change depending on the season, you’ll need to change the way you stage your house as well. Dress your house for the weather with these season-based tips:
While these tips will have your listing turning heads, we’ll admit we’ve saved the best for last.
To get the home staging edge when selling your property, remember the 3 S’s:
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