Home Staging Tips from Expert Staging Companies
Homes Staging Tips for a Quick Sale
Selling your home can be overwhelming. There is so much to do and usually in a short amount of time. To make your life a little easier, we have created six home staging tips that will help you tackle your list and make your home sparkle so buyers will be promptly placing offers.
One of the most crucial home staging tips that staging companies will tell you is to do is de-clutter your home. Remove as much as possible. Buyers cannot see the potential in a home with lots of clutter. When you are preparing to sell, take a good look at the things you have and decide what you want to go with you to your new home. Start sorting through your things- donating items you don’t want to take to your new home, packing the things you do want to take, and trashing anything else. If you feel overwhelmed, take a look at the KonMari Method to help get you started.
2. Don’t Forget Your Exterior
The exterior of the home in the first thing buyers see. It is the first photo on most listing websites. Encourage buyers with your home’s curb appeal. Remove any debris from your yard like toys, lawn care equipment, broken accessories like a cracked birdbath, and weathered lawn furniture. Trim shrubs and trees that are low hanging around the home. Touch up any paint around the exterior. Wash the exterior windows and have the driveway pressure washed. Home staging companies will tell you that curb appeal is essential to get people inside your home.
3. Living Room
Another home staging tip is to spend resources staging your living room. The living room was ranked number one on the list of the most essential rooms for buyers. Staging your living room does not have to be complicated. We share three tips on staging your living room in our blog post “Why Living Room Staging is Critical to Sell Your Home.” Check it out for more ideas.
4. Get a Second Set of Eyes
This tip is brought to you by Krisztina Bell of No Vacancy Home Staging. When Krisztina was interviewed on Real Estate Radio Today, she gave this tip, and it is one that is probably over-looked the most. When she was interviewed for the “Sell Like a Pro” segment, she said “you always need a fresh set of eyes. Especially, sellers, they see where they live all the time.” To make sure your home is current and ready for buyers, have someone (preferably a professional home stager or real estate agent) take a look at your home for you. They can give you guidance on where you need to make changes.
5. Hire a Professional
Consider hiring a professional home staging company. Professional home staging companies have the experience and the resources to make your home look incredible and sell fast. They have expertise in staging a home, and they know your market.
6. Consider Virtual Staging
Virtual home staging is a unique way to showcase your home on real estate marketing websites. The home staging company takes an empty home and stages it virtually. Check out our gallery to see what virtual home staging can create in your home. Take a look at our pricing guide to see how virtual home staging can save you time and money.
What Our Clients Say
“You all did a phenomenal job on these virtual staging photos! Really, I can’t say enough how much I love them. They are absolutely stunning and my clients are thrilled!”
SHEILA SALVITTI, Agent | Coldwell Banker Premier Properties – Pennsylvania
“After posting the virtually staged photos I saw an increase in showings and we got my vacant listing under contract in less than 14 days! “
PAUL HERRICK, Realtor | Keller Williams Realty – Massachusetts
“The unfurnished townhome we had listed had been on the market for 4 months until we decided to engage in virtual staging. I had the townhome professionally photographed and then had the photos virtually staged and they were so realistic. We had a binding contract within 2 weeks after posting the virtual photos!”
ERIC BROOKS, Realtor | Wydler Brooks Real Estate – Virginia
“Our vacant property was listed for sale with no offers for over 90 days and after virtual staging of the photos took place, we instantly saw an increase in buyer traffic and got an offer in less than 4 weeks. The buyers liked the photos which helped them with decorating ideas for the home.”
JEANNIE THOMPSON, Agent | Long & Foster – Virginia
“I only post virtually staged photos by VSP for my vacant listings and it is an excellent service instead of having blank rooms for buyers to view online.”