• Howard Gallagher

Home Staging Guide

Everyone wants to live in a beautiful home. You only get one chance to make a great first impression. Buyers want to visualize themselves in the home. Home staging is preparing a home to be sold on the market. Not just home sellers implement home staging, landlords and Airbnb owners use home staging to get tenants to their properties. Realtors often use home staging companies. However if you are seasoned real estate professional then you can do it yourself.

Home Staging Tips

You don’t have to radically change the look of your home. You just need to create a better layout of your home. This means moving furniture around to open up more space. Clean until everywhere looks spotless. Declutter all personal items. As people come in for open house use an essential oil diffuser so your home has a refreshing aroma. Home staging is not just about the interior of your home. Your yard and lawn deserves equal amount of attention. Update some of the small stuff such as a neutral colored paint . It is always good to get a second pair of eyes to look over your home, have a friend evaluate your property. Place excess items away from your house. Consider storing your items away from your home for a month or two until your property is sold.

Benefits of Home Staging

Staging does make a major impact in selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 31% of buyers increased their offer on a home 1-5% because the home was staged . Buyers were more likely to visit a home staged property than a property without home staging. Home staged properties sell on average 70 days faster than unstaged properties.