Are you looking to sell your home but don’t know where to start? Selling a home can be a daunting process. There are many things to consider in order to get it ready for market. Arguably one of the most important steps is staging your home.
Many first-time sellers think that in order to effectively stage their homes, they have to invest in significant changes and upgrades. Thankfully, this isn’t the case! There are plenty of ways to stage the property without breaking the bank.
If you want to learn how to stage your home on a budget, keep on reading!
Why Staging Your is so Important
Staging is done to make the property appeal to a wide range of prospects. The beauty of staging a property, however, is that it’s meant to be subtle. You don't want the design elements to distract from the overall appeal of the property.
Staging plays a vital role in the marketing process when selling your home. You want to ensure that the home looks welcoming and fresh in the listing photos and during property showings.
Remember that when someone is looking to buy a home, they’re focusing on more than just the structural integrity of the property. Buyers want to feel confident and comfortable with their purchase. They also want to see that once they buy it, there will be little need for renovations and updates.
When staging is done right, you’ll generate more interest from buyers.
Budget-Friendly Staging Tips
Keep it Simple
The first thing to note is that you want to keep the space, simple and fresh. When people come to property showings, the goal is to have them envision themselves living there. In order to do this, you want to have a design pallet that caters to most peoples taste.
Using light neutral tones that go with most people furniture or personal style will help. This ways people are paying attention to the home as a whole rather than getting caught up on specific design details. With this in mind you can add a fresh coat of paint in a neutral tone to freshen up your walls.
Perform Small Kitchen Updates
The kitchen plays a major role in getting prospects excited to buy a house. That said, kitchen remodels and upgrades can be costly quite fast. The good news is, a little goes a long way when staging a home for sale!
Painting the existing cabinets and/ or changing out the hardware can go a long way to giving your kitchen new life.
Address the Property’s Curb Appeal
The exterior of your home is going to be a prospects first impression of the place. Therefore, take some time to creating an inviting atmosphere. You can achieve this by adding some planters with bright flowers, mowing the lawn and clearing away leaves and weeds.
You can also paint the front door to make it pop more and/ or add a new door knocker or hardware. These small details won't break the bank, but they could play a major role in drawing people into the home and getting them excited about placing an offer on it.
Pay Attention to the Homes Lighting
Staging the property in a way that allows for more natural light will also help create a more inviting atmosphere for buyers. When conducting showings, make sure all the lights are on and curtains are drawn to maximize light.
Make sure you clean light fixtures are replace old or outdated ones. You can also change out the light bulbs to help create a warm but bright feel within the home.
Performa Deep Cleaning Inside and Out
Another simple and inexpensive way to aid in the staging of your home is performing a deep cleaning. Take the time to declutter and thoroughly clean every element of the home both inside and out. Cleaning tasks you can perform to elevate your homes appearance:
- Cleaning the walls
- Shampoo and vacuum the carpets
- Clean the interior and exteriors of the the windows
- Wipes down baseboards
- Scrub tile grout
By investing the time and energy into perform these kind of cleaning tasks, you can save a lot of money while also presenting your home in the best light.
Staging you home doesn’t have to mean undertaking major remodelling projects or buyer a bunch of new finishings. Small, but calculated efforts can go a long way in presenting your home in the best light possible.
If you would like help staging your home then I, Jennica George can help! I have year of experience helping people buy and sell their homes so I know all the best tips and tricks. What’s more, I have studied design and worked on many construction and design projects.
I have the personal and professional experience necessary to help you achieve your real estate goals. Contact me today to learn more about my services!