Staging Tips: Get your house in order for a sale!

Living room close-up image with text overlay stating ‘staging tips’.

When real estate experts talk about staging a home for a successful sale, they are often referring to a technique of arranging a property in a specific way in order to appeal to potential buyers in the real estate marketplace. After all, staging is meant to showcase the home's best assets and dazzle buyers while selling it for the best price possible!

Though it may seem fun, home staging is probably one of the most challenging marketing strategies for homeowners. We’ve gathered our resident home staging experts and put together our 5 Best Staging Tips to properly stage your home for an impressive sale.

Where to start?

Before we dive into the tips and tricks of home staging, it is important to understand what needs to be taken care of before staging your home. It’s imperative to make sure your home is neat and free of lingering repairs. Yes, that means tending to the giant carpet stain in the living room and any other damaged flooring for that matter, repairing that nagging broken light fixture, and tending to roof leakage. You’ll want to address any potential buyer turn-offs to ensure you have a clean slate for a successful showing and selling process.

Tip #1: Remove The Clutter, But Keep The Personality

While this tip goes hand-in-hand with what we’ve highlighted above, getting rid of the excessive clutter and knick-knacks will not only add more room to your home but also free up the home energetically. Feng shui, anyone?

Although you’d never want the random junk mail you meant to toss months ago laying on your dining room table, you don’t want to go overboard on the purging either. Many people often declutter and get rid of things to the point where little personality is left. The living room showcased here is a good example of a happy medium.


Tip #2: Add Plants to Fill in Empty Spaces

Plants can put life back into your home and clean the air. However, they can also be a wonderful addition to your collection of home staging accessories. Potted plants can enhance neutral-colored rooms and fill in empty spaces. Not to mention, they will make your home more appealing to the eye of the buyer. Talk about a win, win situation!

Tip #3: Don’t Forget About Staging Bathrooms and Front Entrance of the Home

Bathrooms and home entryways can leave a big impression on potential buyers. To ensure you leave a positive impression, consider adding a chair and coffee table combo to your front porch or dress up the front entrance way with a few potted plants and yard art.

Front door entrance to a home with chairs and coffee table, and flower wreath.

When it comes to the bathroom, there’s a fine line between simple and clean and cold and lifeless. Small touches like a cozy scented candle, soft wall art, and vivid towels for a pop of color help make the space more inviting. You can also utilize high-end soap bottles and other accessories to give your bathroom a more elevated look.

White bathroom with palm tree plant and grey towels.

Tip #4: Accessorize With Art & Coffee Table Books

A few oversized coffee table books can help create a sense of hominess and luxury no matter what home you are selling. Professionally staged homes always include a few decorative books and generic coffee table accessories because they’re an easy way to elevate your style. Trust us, you will definitely make an impression by implementing this tip into your home staging process!

Living room with green pillows and coffee table books along with other decor.

Tip #5: Opt For Gender-Neutral Decor in Children’s Bedrooms

When preparing your children’s bedrooms, make sure the decor, wall art, and bedding you are choosing are gender-neutral. There is no way of knowing the gender of your future buyer’s children, or whether they even want to have children in the first place. Creating a classic pink or blue room can quickly put an end to the buyer’s fantasy. Opt for an eye-catching room with art, plants, and accessories any potential buyer would love.

If you are not feeling this idea, change it to an office or guest room instead!

Gender-neutral children bedroom with toys and desk space.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, these tips will help you stage for a successful translation and maybe even boost the price of your home!

We understand that selling a home is overwhelming and exciting all at the same time. That is why we are here to help! Contact us today for more information and help with your home selling journey.

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