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Benefits of Staging Your Home

What is home staging? Well, it is the idea of redecorating your house to showcase its best qualities and assets in order to impress potential buyers so they will fall in love with your home and want to buy it.

Why Do it?

Home staging is not a new concept, but one that has proven beneficial to many sellers in recent years. The Real Estate Staging Association found that 73% of homes sold faster and for more money when they were professionally staged. Hiring a professional home stager will help you weigh your options on what your home needs to look its best.

Home Staging is focused on creating a marketable space that will reach as wide an audience as possible. A professional stager will help you showcase the areas of your home that buyers are most interested in.

Helpful Tips for Staging

Wondering where to begin? Here are a few tips to consider when preparing your home:

1.) Clear the Clutter

Clutter is unappealing to almost everyone, so it makes sense to clear it out when staging your home. The biggest culprit of creating clutter is furniture. Professional stagers will take away over half of the furniture in your house to make it look bigger. Take note of what you need and don't need.

2.) Group the Furniture

Fun fact: placing your furniture against the walls does not make your rooms bigger. Floating your furniture into smaller groupings away from walls allows for better traffic flow and will make the room seem larger.

3.) Light the House

What creates that warm and welcoming feel when you enter a room? Lighting. Aim to have three types of lighting in each room: ambient, task, and accent. Most rooms are under-lit, so aim to increase the brightness for that warm glow.

4.) Finish the Projects

More often than not, potential home buyers get scared if they see unfinished projects in homes. Plain and simple: finish your projects first.

5.) Paint the Walls

In therms of your living room, neutral colors tones down anything dated in the living space. It also creates the warm tone your house should strive to have. In terms of your bedroom, however, using a dark color can help create a cozy atmosphere. Even just a splash of color on one wall to showcase a feature of the room.

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