How To Use The Magic Of Home Staging To Sell Your Home

Posted by Jennifer Dollar on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 4:48pm

hallways_400Anyone who has used home staging to sell their home can tell you that it is nothing short of magical.  The response that the proper use of home staging has, as opposed to going without this process, is an incredible one.  But you don't just need to know that it works when you want to sell a home.  You need to know how to do it.  Here's how.

Focus More On The Most Important Areas

While in home staging you want to focus on your entire home, you do want to put special effort into the areas that are the most important.  These areas include the outside of the home, the entryway, the living room, the kitchen, and the master bedroom.  Again, all the other areas should be clean and staged but for the most important areas you need to go all out.

Go For The Feeling

With home staging, you're not going for a look but a feeling.  People pick which home they want to buy based on feelings even more than on facts.  If you can create the right feeling in your home and the perfect feeling for every room then you can sell a home a lot more easily and a lot more quickly. 

Clean Out The Excess

Anything that doesn't need to be in your house should be gone.  First, everything should be cleaned to perfection.  Second, clutter is never attractive.  It makes your house look smaller and dirtier and makes potential buyers wonder if you take good care of the rest of the house.  Clutter can be knickknacks, too much furniture, or anything else.  If it shouldn't be there or if it doesn't need to be there then make sure that it's not there.

Combine Hard And Soft Surfaces

Every room should have a balance between surfaces that are hard and surfaces that are soft.  Too much of either creates an unbalanced look that can give the room an unpleasant feeling.  In many cases, hardwood floors deserve rugs and soft furniture deserves some hard furniture pieces to match.

Notice The First Impression

The first impression is a big part of what people remember.  This goes for the outside of the house and the entryway.  Making these views spectacular is essential when you want to sell a home.  The first impression also applies to whatever an individual will see when they first walk into a room.  Make sure that the view from the doorway does the room justice or the tour of the room could get off on the wrong foot.

Don't Forget About The Storage Areas

Cabinets and closets matter.  You want your cabinets to be neat and organized and you want your closets to be empty enough to show off how big they really are.  Potential home buyers are going to want to see it all so don't have any surprises lurking behind closed doors.

Home staging is the process of making your home look its very best and helping it to give off that warm feeling that every buyer wants a home to have.  While the end effect is magic, these are the practical steps you have to take to get there.  If you do then selling your home and selling it for more is pretty much guaranteed.

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