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The 3 Ds of Staging Your Home


Tips to get your home showing-ready
Posted: June 08, 2018 by Erin Wood

You’re probably familiar with the concept of staging a home for sale, but when you’re ready to put your home on the market, the idea of creating an atmosphere that buyers will find the most appealing can be overwhelming. While there are numerous companies that will stage a home for you, we know that moving can be an expensive and hectic endeavor, which is why we put together an easy-to-remember guide for DIY staging. Check out the tips below!

 

1. Declutter
One of the most important acts of staging: decluttering! Think about what matters most to you. Are there somethings you could maybe live without in your new location? For the things you can’t part with, try to arrange it smartly. For instance, cleaning out a closet halfway will give the illusion of more space and make buyers think it looks bigger. If you have a spare room that operates mostly as storage, don’t forget to clean it! Every room should look like it has a purpose, whether it's as a study, a bedroom, etc. These will seem more attractive than just miscellaneous storage areas.

 

2. Depersonalize
We know you’ve spent years making your house a home, but now as you move on to your next house, it’s time to detach. Potential buyers will be looking at your property and will be trying to picture themselves living there. Stash the family photos out of sight for the time being. Limit your personal décor choices in favor of more neutral looks. This will give buyers more of a blank canvas to think about placing their own belongings.

 

3. Deep Clean
Clean your home - top to bottom! Polish and wipe down every surface until its gleaming. Shining floorboards and window panes will look wonderful in your listing photos. Any repairs you’ve been putting off should get done now. If you can’t afford new cabinets think about putting new doors or handles on. Remember a fresh coat of paint and clean carpets go a long way! This will make the room look newer and more appealing.

 

When it comes to the selling experience, there are many factors outside of your control, however, by following the tips above, you can be sure that you’re putting your home’s best foot forward, and hopefully, connecting with the right buyer! 

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