Staging Your Home

There are many views on how to stage your home – and even a few on how not to. The advice can be overwhelming, but there are strategies that work. Remember, you are selling a home rather than just a property.

  • Neutral colours are safe, but won’t necessarily make your house stand out. An accent wall, a bit of colour: these things create personality in your home. If buyers see a completely blank slate, they may not see possibility, or worse they may forget your house the moment they leave it.
  • ┬áTraditional staging advice tells us to remove all personal touches, to allow buyers to see the house as they would make it. Beautiful Living Room Panorama in New Luxury HomeThat assumes your buyer has a great imagination. Help them along with an atmosphere of family, home, and happiness with a few family photos and personal touches. A little goes a long way!
  • Fix all the little cosmetic details that, if left unfinished, will give buyers the feeling that the house is not well-maintained. Outlet covers, door frames, garden weeds – people won’t necessarily notice if they are all perfect, but they certainly will notice if they are not.
  • Atmosphere is important. Smells, light, cleanliness, and clear lines-of-sight all add to a happy, comfortable atmosphere.
  • Never underestimate the power of open spaces. Even a bit of clutter can make your house seem small and unappealing.
  • Landscaping and curb appeal are essential. A good first impression can cut a less-than-perfect house some slack, a sloppy external can lead potential buyers to question the overall upkeep and value of the house.