4 Must-Know Tips for Staging a House

Staging a house is an important part of preparing to sell your home. If your house is on the market, brush up on four tried-and-true ways to stage your home so it sells … fast. Check out this blog post for some actionable tips!

If your home’s on the market, it helps to know some of the tried-and-true ways for staging a house. Appearance is everything, and you want to make the best possible impression on the potential homebuyers who walk through your door. Luckily, staging your home doesn’t have to be a big, expensive ordeal. Read on to learn a few of the best ways to stage your home to sell … fast.

1. Pack Up Personal Items

This is rule #1 when it comes to staging a house. Take down all those family photos and box up all your various knickknacks. Why all the depersonalization? Because you want prospective buyers to be able to envision themselves living in your home. The idea is to make your home look like a model home.

2. Enhance Your Curb Appeal

When potential buyers pull up to your home, you get one chance to wow them. Impress them right from the start by making a few enhancements to your home’s curb appeal. Consider painting your front door in bold red for some extra zing, planting some fresh flowers to spruce up your yard, or installing a low fence to make your property appear larger. For more ideas, check out these 20 ways to improve your home’s curb appeal.

3. Make Your Home Welcoming

When it comes to staging a house, remember: You want prospective buyers to feel like it’s already their home. Take some steps to make your home as inviting as possible. Make your kitchen and bathrooms shine by cleaning and deodorizing. Bake some cookies and set them out on a tray before a showing. Your house will smell lovely — and prospective buyers will feel right at home. Here’s another trick for creating a welcoming environment: Simmer some potpourri on your stove.

4. Give Your Rooms a Fresh Coat of Paint

If you haven’t retouched your home’s paint in a few years, now’s a great time to do it. Not only will it neutralize your rooms, but it will freshen up the space and give it a clean, new look. Here are some tips on how to paint a room in five easy steps.

Staging a house properly is one of the most important things you can do when your home is on the market. You want potential buyers to fall in love with your home from the moment they see it. Now that you have some actionable tips for staging a house, you can make the most of each showing — and sell your home fast.

Image Source: Flickr/Briget Murphy

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Audrey Sellers is an award-winning, Dallas-based writer and editor with a background in marketing and promotions. She’s a former magazine editor turned blogger who’s a pro at crafting all kinds of engaging content: blog posts, case studies, feature stories, social media content, and more. When her fingers aren’t flying on her laptop, she’s busy not relaxing with her husband and two young kids.

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2 Comments

  1. Briget
    February 13, 2015

    My photo looks great on your blog piece 🙂 If you have need of a photographer or social media expert, please contact me at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/briget-murphy/55/33/57a
    Fantastic article!
    Briget

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  2. KLM
    February 17, 2015

    WOW. So, Coldwell Banker, who should know better, is using your image to advertise their business, on an article re: staging? So a big company like that must be hurting financially if they feel the need to steal photos. Yikes…

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