Staging a House for Sale

Posted Jul 24, 2020

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It’s no secret that when people are looking at houses for sale, they’re imagining themselves relaxing, eating, sleeping, and simply living in the home they want to buy. One way that you can help prospective buyers imagine themselves in your home is by staging. Staging a house can help to highlight strengths, downplay weaknesses, and appeal to buyers of all tastes. Home staging is an art that’s designed to show off your home in its best form. Professional home stagers, like ours at Bramlett Residential, are here to maximize each room for buyers to swoon over. Here are a few home staging tips and staging tricks to consider when it comes to staging a house for sale.

Improve Your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal not only makes your home memorable but also makes a great first impression on potential home buyers. The exterior is the first thing a buyer sees, so you can get your buyers in the door by cleaning up the exterior of your home. Mow the lawn, clean the windows, trim the trees, put a new and clean welcome mat, add furniture, etc.

Clean from Floor to Ceiling

Make your house so clean it sparkles. If you want to sell faster, one of our most important home staging tips is to get rid of clutter and deep clean your house so its nearly, if not completely, spotless. Your goal at the end of your cleaning spree should be to make everything look brand new.

Choose Light and Bright

One of the staging tricks that makes your home seem more appealing is to go light and bright. Lighting is an essential part of staging a house for sale. Open the blinds, pull back the curtains, and even change the light bulbs for a more daylight glow. Another way to make your home look bright and airy is to choose more neutral colors. Neutrals like whites, off-whites, light browns, beige, and gray create a light and airy feel that helps to pull everything together.

Fix the Floors

If you have carpets, make sure you steam clean them and get rid of any stains and odors that may be present. If you have hardwood floors that need repair, touch them up before your showings begin. If you do not have the time or the money to fix your floors, you can strategically place area rugs, furniture, or even plants to cover the areas that need repair.

Make Your Space Feel Larger

Make sure all of your furniture is the right size for the room. Rearrange your furniture, get rid of furniture, or even add mirrors to reflect light to make your space feel bigger. Arrange the furniture in your conversation areas in a way that makes each room feel spacious and homey. You should also frame outside views, rather than obstructing them.

Sell Your Home Faster with Home Staging

Above are just a few of the amazing ways of staging a house for sale. It’s important to make sure you leave yourself enough time for DIY home staging before your listing goes live. When working with a team of real estate agents in Austin like Bramlett Residential, we offer professional home staging when you list with us. If your home looks great and photographs well, buyers are more likely to engage with your listing. That being said, the more showings you get, the faster your property sells. If you need an Austin real estate company that will take care of everything in the selling process, even home staging, you can contact our Austin realtors at Bramlett Residential. Call us today at (512) 861-2739.

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