Are you getting ready to list your home for sale?  In today’s competitive online market, putting some effort into staging your home can impact how it appears online and how quickly it goes from For Sale to SOLD.  The tenets of staging are pretty basic and can be done yourself: declutter, de-personalize, deep clean and freshen up landscaping. However, there are some little-known tricks that experts swear by.  Here are a few home staging tips to help you prepare:

Draw eyes to a room’s best attribute, whether that’s a beautiful fireplace or a window with an awesome view, by strategically placing a decorative accent piece like a vase or a large colorful plant nearby.

Clean out and organize closets, cabinets and pantries, this will show more room than you might normally have and this gives the buyers the impression that your home has more storage space than your neighbor’s home that you may be competing with.  We tell clients that when you hire our team we are going to sell your home so you might as well start packing it up now!

To make rooms seem larger, remove rugs to give the appearance of unbroken floor space.  This will have a big impact when photographing your home.

Add fluffy white towels to bathrooms.  The neutral color implies cleanliness and gives the room a spa-like feel.

Widen the walking area around large furniture pieces such as beds, sofas and chairs. A few extra inches of clearance can make a big difference.

Leaving a room unfurnished can also help, it encourages potential buyers to imagine how they could use the space.

Thoughtful staging efforts can help potential buyers see themselves living a happy life in your home and can help set your home apart from the competition.

When working with our team at Hamilton Realty Group of Carolinas Connect Realty, we provide 2 Free Hours with our professional stagers to prepare your home for sale to maximize our professional photography and filming.  Our goal is to make buyers choose your home online when they start their housing search, and then fall in love with your home as soon as they step inside.

Let us know how we can help – * 910-218-1300