When you’re ready to sell your home, you want the best possible experience. That means the least stress and the highest sale price. Having an appealing home when buyers are viewing can lead to both. That’s why having your home properly prepared is an essential part of a successful home sale. Read further to discover top home staging tips to help buyers envision living in the space they are touring.

Home Staging Tips #1 – Do It Yourself Clean-Out

Your first step should be to go through each and every room of your house to remove unnecessary clutter. Get rid of trash, too-small clothes, unused toys, and books that you’ll never read again. This is a great time to donate at the resale shop.

This not only cleans up your own space, it also makes it easier to move. That means you’ll have less to put on the truck and less to unpack later. You might also see advice about putting items in storage. However, during clean-out is a good time to ask yourself, “If I can live with it in storage, can I live without it?”

Home Staging Tips #2 – Get a Consultation

You want buyers to imagine themselves living their own lives in the spaces they see, not thinking they’re trying to move into your house. That means you’ll need to provide just enough inspiration for them to dream their own dreams, without seeming so bland and sterile that they get turned off.

Your real estate agent should be able to recommend a professional home stager who knows what’s going to work best in your house. This will be a combination of your location, what’s interesting at the time of year, and even your floor plan.

You probably don’t need major renovations such as finishing a basement, replacing all the cabinets in your kitchen, or installing a new furnace. You may need some new paint in rooms with lots of holes in the wall, new slipcovers on your couches, or to remove some decorative touches like family pictures. Your professionals will give you valuable advice on what to do and what to skip.

Home Staging Tips #3 – Don’t Overdo It

There are countless ways to improve your house before you sell. Not all of them are going to be worth it to you, because many will benefit the people who will live there next. For example, new appliances may seem like a selling point, but you could be inadvertently choosing upgrades that your buyers want to make themselves. Because you don’t exactly know what they’re looking for, you could accidentally spend a lot of money on upgrades that don’t bring you value. Again, your professional realtor and home staging consultant will be able to advise on what’s best for your home and your unique situation.

Put Expertise of Sarah Bernard Real Estate Team to Work for You

For more tips, including the top DIY Home Improvements for sellers, download our Seller’s Guide. Then, contact us and let us show you how we can help you achieve your home selling goals. Our team brings energy, resources and skills needed to sell your home. We understand that selling a home is a life-changing experience and for this reason, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional, personalized VIP service.