If you’re about ready to put your house on the market, you might have some questions about staging your home for pictures and showings.
When it comes to selling a house, a staged home will often sell faster and for a higher price than one that is not staged. That’s why if you’re going the traditional route of selling your house, you’ll want to invest some time and money in staging. Here’s everything you need to know.
What You Should Stage
Every room in your house is vital to the homebuyer, so when it comes to staging your home, you should focus on all the main areas but still leave a bit of time and budget for staging additional rooms, offices, and other regions. The most important places to start with are as follows:
- Living Room
- Dining room
None of these areas are necessarily more important than the other, but if there’s a room you are particularly proud of, you can spend a bit more time and money staging that space to highlight its best features further.
How You Should Stage
Home staging is all about the details. A staged home is designed to make an excellent first impression. Most importantly, it needs to have a cohesive theme.
First things first, your home should be clean and well lit. Make sure the shades are pulled. You must remove unnecessary details and pick up the clutter to keep the main focus on the house. The next thing to focus on is the decorations. Personal decor (family heirlooms, pictures of people, etc.) should be removed and replaced with wall art that doesn’t have a personal meaning to you. You can use your current furniture to stage the home, but consider renting furniture short-term if you want something more recent.
If you need additional tips for the decorating process, a real estate professional can help you personally or direct you to a staging expert they know.
How to Get Rid of Clutter Quickly
Many sellers struggle to get rid of clutter in their homes. It’s hard to imagine that a place you spend so much time in every day can accumulate so much stuff. However, it’s a common occurrence. Some sellers do a better job than others, but there are usually multiple projects you can do to get rid of clutter.
A simple place to start is organizing the things you use the most. You can even have your friends and family help you! Give them ideas to get your home and life organized and get them to get it done.
You may not have time to do it all yourself, or maybe you can’t stand the thought of it. In either case, hiring professional help is a great way to tackle the clutter problem and find a house that’s much more appealing to the buyers.
Sell Your Reno House to Sierra Housing Solutions
Sierra Housing Solutions is a Reno-based home buying company that purchases houses for cash as-is. That means you won’t have to splurge on staging your home, open houses, or even real estate agent commissions. Just contact us, tell us all about your house, and get a no-obligation offer on your home in no time. Are you ready to learn more? Give us a call today. We are so excited to work with you!