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Welcome back to the Capital City Real Estate Group video blog! I’m Marc Iafrate, Broker/Owner of the Capital City Real Estate Group, Inc. powered by eXp Realty here in Raleigh. Today we are going to discuss Three Handy Home Staging Tips That Will Help You Display Your Home in the Best Light.
Your home may be one of your largest assets, and you certainly want to take steps to get the highest price possible for it when you list it on the market to sell. In addition, you may have plans to purchase a new home and trying to time the sale and purchase correctly can be difficult which means that selling your current home quickly is critical. Staging your home is a great way to present it in the best possible light for potential buyers to see. While there are dozens of staging tips and ideas that you may use, there are a few that are rather simple and affordable for most to complete.
Give Each Room a Single Purpose
If your home is like most, there may be several rooms that have multiple uses. For example, you may have a work desk placed in the master bedroom, or a section of the living room may be designated as a kids’ play area. While this may be functional for how your family lives, it can confuse buyers. Buyers need to be able to walk into a room and imagine their own family living in the area. They may not have a need or use for a desk in the master bedroom, and this can confuse the use of the space. In addition, it also can make a room look smaller and more cramped than it is.
De-Clutter Your Rooms
In addition to defining a single use for each room in your home, you should also de-clutter your rooms. Depending how long you have lived in your home and how significant your periodic spring cleaning sessions have been, this can be a major undertaking. As a good rule of thumb, items that have not been used in more than six months may need to be donated or tossed away. The exception to this rule is seasonal items, like winter coats, pool toys or holiday décor. Keep in mind that buyers may open cabinets, drawers and closets, so your cleaning session should be thorough and not superficial. I’ve shown quite a few homes and witnessed buyers creating an avalanche just by opening a closet door! Even though the home was an outstanding choice, the buyers were less than thrilled and couldn’t see how great the home was due to the clutter.
Pack Away Personal Belongings
A final step to take is to pack away personal belongings. Your goal is to make your home look like any family could live there rather than to make it look like YOUR home. Only decorative items that have a broad or universal appeal should remain. Think about a builder’s model home and why those are so successful in exciting buyers.
When a home is properly staged, it may feel as though your home is not your own and even as though you are camping out in your own home. Keep in mind that staging can help you to sell your home as quickly as possible and to get the highest bid possible. Therefore, your effort is well worthwhile.
If you have questions or need input regarding staging your home, contact us today! We are happy to help.
And remember, you can always rely on your Capital City Real Estate Group Broker for helpful tips and referrals for trusted professionals whenever you need them.
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Marc Iafrate, MBA
Capital City Real Estate Group
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(919) 390-7810 Office
8319 Six Forks Road, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27615