3 Top Home Staging Tips

3 Top Home Staging Tips

published on September 13, 2019 by Denise Clements


Are you looking to sell your home now or in the near future?


When your home is on the market, you want it to be seen in the best light by potential buyers. Staging your home can help you achieve this goal. Homestaging is the process of decorating your home with special attention to detail so that the best qualities of your home shine through.


The goal is to help buyers see themselves living in and enjoying the home. Doing this the right way will have your home sold in no time.


According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Staging Stats report, “49% of buyers’ agents believe that home staging has an effect on how a buyer views the home, with 77% saying that it makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their own. On the sellers’ agent side, 21% report that home staging increases the value of a home between 6% and 10%, and 39% note that it greatly decreases the total amount of time a home is on the market.”

Home staging is a huge benefit to home sellers and fortunately, it does not take a fortune to stage your home. Whether you are trying to sell a listing that has been on the market for some time, or you are just getting started with the journey of selling your home, these 3  home staging tips can help.


Replace Old Lighting Fixtures

The best home staging tip for any home is to focus on the lighting. Updating lighting fixtures will make a major difference in nearly any space. This particularly true new home builds. One of the biggest giveaways of a home’s age is outdated lighting fixtures. Swap out old fixtures for ones that are more modern. Also, add a good balance of floor and table lamps to brighten up the room. For a truly cost-effective solution, always allow windows to bring in some natural light. The better buyers can see the home, the better they can see themselves in it.

Update a Dated Kitchen With Off-white Cabinets

Color trends have changed drastically over the last five years What’s helpful is to blend what’s currently trending into your home in order to freshen its appeal. The challenge with the paint color is picking something that will work with your current finishes (counters, backsplash, and flooring). A common solution for updating a “brown” kitchen is painting your kitchen cabinets off-white to update a dark, dated kitchen instantly.

Remember That Your “First Showing” Is Online

It’s important to remember that the first showing is a virtual showing. Your pictures should be of good quality while showcasing your house in the best way possible. Fewer, larger items showcase the space and give it more scale so buyers can visualize themselves in the home. Brighter and de-cluttered spaces photograph better and will lead to buyers spending more time looking at your home. This could also lead to a faster sale!

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