This Week’s Tip on Wake County Property Showings: How to Expertly Stage Your Home

Feb 13, 2013

Wake County real estate for salIt’s well-known among Wake County real estate agents that a staged home is more likely to sell quicker and for a better price than an unstaged home. 

If you think about it, it’s easy to understand why.

After all, a staged home not only plays up a home’s assets but it also has the power to downplay the home’s drawbacks.

Today, I’m going to share with your professional tips on how you can stage your home perfectly for home showings.

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Home staging is far more than cleaning and decluttering your house. It’s all about positioning furniture and decorating your home just so to make it appear in the best shape possible!

When all is said and done, a staged home appears larger, more inviting, brighter, more welcoming, cleaner and more organized than an unstaged home.

But how do you get started?

Here are some quick rules-of-thumb to remember when staging your home:

  • Arrange furniture in appealing groupings that help set a scene and help home buyers visualize living them.
  • Arrange knickknacks by odd groupings, such as 1, 3 or 5.
  • Add eye-popping elements to shelving and bookcases but use sparingly
  • Emphasize different textures by using a variety of soft fabrics like silk and satin.
  • Use colors that are neutral and universally appealing

When staging the various rooms in your home, you may consider employing a number of different items to achieve the effect you want in each room, such as:

  • Mirrors, which add light and make rooms appear bigger
  • Plants, which make rooms feel more warm and inviting
  • Silk Flowers, which are soft accents that add to any room
  • Floor & Table Lamps, which add light to any room
  • Baskets, which help make your home appear more organized

You may also consider adding specific items to certain rooms to help set a scene. Maybe it’s an open cookbook in the kitchen or a basket of creamy lotions in the bathroom. These items will help the home buyer feel at home during a showing and help them visualize living there.

Listing Your Wake County Home

I hope you found the above tips helpful as a home seller. For more tips on how to prepare your property for the Wake County real estate market, please contact us at the Rachel Kendall Team.

For now, feel free to check out our online home selling resources, such as:

Until next time,

Rachel

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