Ways to Impress Buyers with Your Home Staging

Ways to Impress Buyers with Your Home Staging

  • Jamie Boer Homes
  • 05/15/23

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions matter. Home staging can make a big difference in how potential buyers view your property. Staged homes spent 72% less time on the market and sold for higher prices than unstaged homes.  Therefore, it can be very beneficial to put the extra effort in.  Here are some home staging tips to help you impress buyers and sell your home quickly.  

1. Start with a deep clean

Before you begin staging your home, start with a deep clean. This means removing personal items, decluttering, and cleaning every nook and cranny of the home. When cleaning, you should avoid hiding clutter in your closets and drawers because potential buyers will want to look inside them.  

2. Make a good first impression with the entryway

The entryway is the first thing that potential buyers will see when they enter your home. Make a good first impression by ensuring that it's clean, clutter-free, and well-lit. Consider adding a fresh coat of paint or some new decor to make it feel welcoming.  Remember to keep decorations minimalistic so that potential buyers can envision themselves in the space.

3. Create a neutral color scheme

Neutral colors are appealing to a wide range of buyers and can make your home feel more spacious. Consider painting walls in shades of beige or light gray, and add pops of color with accessories like pillows or artwork.  Avoid large or overly ornate decorations that might turn off potential buyers. Try to convey one theme or lifestyle with all of the decorations in the home.  

4. Highlight key features of your home

Make sure to highlight the key features of your home. For example, if you have a beautiful fireplace, make sure to showcase it with tasteful decor. If you have a stunning view, make sure that the curtains are open to let in natural light and show it off. You can put a new polish on hardwood floors or clean up garage storage space.

5. Stage the bathroom

The bathroom is an important room to stage because it's a private space where potential buyers want to feel comfortable. Make sure it's clean and clutter-free, and add some fresh towels and a few decorative items. Consider adding a luxurious touch, like a new shower curtain or a plush bath mat.  

6. Create a cozy bedroom

The bedroom is another important room to focus on when staging your home. Bedroom staging is a top priority because it is a very personal and important room. Create a cozy and inviting space by adding fresh linens, fluffy pillows, and a few decorative items. Make sure the bed is the focal point of the room, and remove any clutter or personal items.  A properly staged bedroom will look like a luxury hotel room awaiting its new occupants.

7. Add some greenery

Adding some plants or fresh flowers to your home can make it feel more inviting and add some life to the space. Consider placing a few potted plants around the home or adding a vase of fresh flowers to the dining table.  Potted plants also make a great addition to outdoor spaces like patios.

8. Let in natural light

Natural light can make a space feel more open and inviting. Be sure to open curtains and blinds and let in as much light as possible. Mirrors can also help reflect natural light and make rooms appear brighter and warmer. 

9. Rearrange furniture

Rearranging furniture can make a space feel more open and functional. Consider removing bulky furniture and arranging the remaining pieces in a way that highlights the room's best features. Keep tall furniture away from the doorways and windows to avoid a cluttered appearance. Arrange the furniture to fit the purpose of the room.  For example, A living room should have plenty of open space and seating.  

10. Don't forget the outdoor spaces

The exterior of a home is the first thing potential buyers will see. Be sure to maintain landscaping, add some colorful plants or flowers, and make any necessary repairs to the exterior. If you have a patio or outdoor space, make sure to stage it as well. Add some outdoor furniture, like a table and chairs, and some potted plants to create a welcoming outdoor oasis.

11. Make repairs

Broken or damaged items can hurt a potential buyer’s perception of a home.  Make sure to thoroughly check the home for areas or items that need repairs.  

12. Update lighting and window fixtures

Switching out the lightning and window fixtures of your home is an easy way to update its look. Try replacing the lighting fixtures and using newer LED bulbs to provide better lighting and style.  Replace the blinds or window screens if they are damaged or outdated.  

When it comes to home staging, the little details can make a big difference.  By following these tips, you can impress potential buyers and sell your home quickly.

If you're looking to sell your home in the Fishers, Geist or Hamilton County area, the Jamie Boer Homes Team are the local experts you can trust. Our team has a proven track record of success in the real estate market, and can help you sell your home quickly and for the best price possible. Contact Jamie Boer today to learn more!

We assist clients with buying/selling homes, staging homes and people who are relocating. We can also assist people who are looking to invest in real estate.

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