Staging a home is a strategic move for sellers. When you’re selling your home you want it to look its absolute best for potential Colorado buyers so stage where it counts; depersonalize the space, get rid of clutter and clean like you’ve never cleaned before! While staging doesn’t require spending a ton of money, you must make smart decisions in the prep process. If you’re ready for potential Colorado buyers to walk through, but stuck on where to get started, take a look at these tips. They’ll ensure you’ve checked every box on the list to show your home in the best light possible.
Designed to Sell
- One of the most important things you can do is eliminate all clutter. When professional stagers prepare a home for the market, they often whisk away as much as half the owner’s furnishings. The house looks much larger as a result. Though such a drastic change is not always necessary, take a hard look at the things you can do without and make your home as light and bright as possible. While you should be clutter-free throughout the whole house, be sure to pay special focus to the rooms which are most likely to influence the buyers decision. Living room, master bedroom, and kitchen are some of the top influential factors to consider.
Clean, Natural, Fresh
- Spring cleaning’s got nothing on the deep-cleaning you should be doing when you’re staging your home. From the baseboards, to the corners of your ceilings, a squeaky-clean home suggests to buyers that the property has been well-maintained. Fix the tiny nicks, scratches, holes, and paint over any garish colors with neutrals like gray, white, or taupe to keep the focus on the assets of the room. Add a few healthy, strategically placed plants or flowers to freshen the space and if you happen to be short on time, or are unable to keep plants alive, fake plants will set the same ambiance with a bit less work.
When staging your home, think about what the Colorado buyer wants to see and design your efforts accordingly. Be sure that the space is open, inviting, and full of light. Colorado buyers will look at storage space and the other rooms during a walk through and try to envision what their belongings would look like there. If necessary, repurpose rooms that serve as “in house storage” to add value. Most importantly, ask your BSW agent if you need to make specific changes to further entice interested Colorado buyers!