Staging A Home Can Capture A Buyer’s Imagination
When you’re walking through a home that you’re interested in purchasing, what rooms are you innately drawn to? Do you imagine big family dinners and get-togethers with people gathering in the spacious kitchen? Super Bowl parties in the entertainment room downstairs? Mother’s Day breakfasts in bed in the large master suite?
Chances are, the feelings you get from walking through the house were at least somewhat manufactured by the staging of the home. Sellers want you to connect with their homes. And when it comes your time to sell, it’s important to take these steps for your home as well!
In my Omaha real estate newsletter this month, I shared some simple staging tips to help spruce up a home when getting it ready to sell:
Declutter living spaces.
It is a good idea to clear all unnecessary objects throughout the house, such as magazines on the coffee table and bathroom items on the sink. In addition, take down magnets and pictures from the refrigerator and remove extra clothes from closets to show a cleaner, more spacious area.
Refresh your walls.
Remove and rearrange artwork or photos and then patch and paint interior walls in order to give buyers a better visual of each room. A new coat of paint can brighten up rooms and give the interior a facelift.
Personalize spare rooms.
Buyers will have different needs depending on family size. It is wise to stage a spare bedroom based on the target buyers. If you are putting a condo on the market, you might want to stage the spare bedroom as office space for young and single professionals.
"The most common rooms that are staged include the living room (83 percent), kitchen (76 percent), master bedroom (69 percent), and the dining room (66 percent).And the most common home improvement items recommended to sellers were decluttering the home (93 percent), entire home cleaning (89 percent), carpet cleaning (81 percent), and removing pets during showings (80 percent)." - National Association of REALTORS® Research Department.
Staging can increase a home’s value and help it sell more quickly.
I am a Realtor®, a member of the National Association of Realtors®, and I can provide more information on staging a home and share advice about buying or selling a home in the current market conditions.
Are you getting ready to sell a home? Check out these posts on our blog for more helpful tips:
- Don’t Be A Desperate Seller!
- Selling Your Home In The Spring
- The Dos & Don’ts Of Moving On After Breaking Up… With Your House
If you and your family are getting ready to start navigating the Omaha real estate terrain, contact the Fairfield Team and we can help you get started or answer any questions about Omaha real estate for you!