Home Staging on a Budget
It’s no secret that home staging is a key component to selling a home quickly and for top value. But what if you don’t have the budget to hire a professional home stager? Here are some simple tips to help you stage a home attractively:
If you cannot afford to stage your whole home, why not focus on key areas? What areas of the home do you think will dominate the prospective buyer’s attention? Parts of your home that are the most likely to appeal to buyers can be given special attention to enhance their appeal. On the other hand, areas of your home that may be seen as less appealing may benefit greatly from some simple decorative staging.
Keep It Fresh
Oftentimes it’s the simplest things that make a house feel like a home. Having fresh flowers in an attractive vase is one of the most basic but effective ways to create a warm, inviting feel in your home. While your home is on the market, plan on always having fresh flowers on display.
Potential buyers need to be able to easily imagine themselves living in your home, making it their own. This will be harder for them to do if they see a lot of personal items everywhere they look. When they see walls covered with pictures of your family, they think of it as your home, not their own. Make it easy for them by keeping personal touches to an absolute minimum.
Cleanliness is Next to…
The simplest but inarguably most important advice you can follow when preparing your home for visiting buyers is to keep it as clean and decluttered as possible. This will undoubtedly require a lot of vigilance, since we all know how difficult it can be to keep our homes clean when we have guests filtering in and out constantly, as will likely be the case once your home goes on the market. But your diligent efforts to keep your home neat and tidy will surely pay dividends.
Technology has made it possible to stage a vacant home without purchasing a single item! Many companies now offer virtual staging services that digitally stage your home. The photos they create can then be used in both print and online marketing for your home. These photos can really help a buyer visualize the possibilities for design and decoration that are possible in your currently vacant home.
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