Home Seller Tips: Staging Your Home During Showings

How to Stage Your Homehome selling tips

Staging your home is an important step in home selling, and sometimes the slightest changes make a big difference to potential buyers.  This post offers 5 tips for making your home appeal to people perusing through and imaging themselves living there.  Be sure to visit previous blog posts for more home selling and home buying tips.

1. Clean

The most obvious, but by far the most important step to effectively stage your home and appeal to buyers is making sure it is as clean as can be.  Don’t miss spots that potential home buyers might check, such as the basement or under sinks, and be sure to clean fingerprints from windows and kitchen appliances.

2. Turn on the Lights

Make sure all the lights are on and the blinds are open, and try hanging mirrors to add a little extra life in a dull room.  A lot of light can make a small space appear bigger and more open.  No one likes a dark and dreary home, so make sure to maximize the brightness in each room!

3. Get Rid of Clutter

It’s easy to get accustomed to clutter in your home.  Decluttering is very important to make your home appear more spacious.  If you’ve lived in your home a few years, you have probably accumulated a lot of things that can be packed away to clear more space in your home and won’t be missed for a short period of time.

4. Depersonalize your Home

Buyers want to envision themselves living in your home when they are at a showing.  Remove any personal items such as family photos to lessen distractions from your home.

5. Make Rooms Neutral

If you use your third bedroom as storage or altered your dining room to a home office, it is a good idea to change these rooms back to neutralize their purpose and let buyers envision them using the rooms in their own way.

Bergen County homes for sale
Ana Moniz, ABR
Broker Associate
Lifetime Member of the NJAR™ Distinguished Sales Club
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
50 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ  07642
cell- 201-247-6341 | office – (201) 930-8820 Ext. 441
e-fax- 201-781-6712 | www.AnaMonizRealEstate.com

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