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4 Effective House Staging Tips to Remember

4 Effective House Staging Tips to Remember

In 2022 alone, more than 439,596 homes were sold globally. With that being said, one thing that likely set some homes apart from others was that the people selling the house took the time to stage it properly.

Several benefits come from staging a home, which is why we've taken the time to create a list of home staging tips that we think you'll find useful as you continue the home-selling process.

1. Perform Property Maintenance

Before you begin staging the inside of your home, you should have created a list of repairs that need to be made around the property. We aren't recommending that you complete each repair on the list, but instead, you should determine which repairs are going to help you get the most value out of the home.

You're only going to want to repair areas of the home that will be important to the potential buyer. It's crucial to review the top things that homeowners are looking for in a home and make the repairs accordingly.

2. Don't Overlook the Floor

When you've lived in a home for a while, it's understood that the floors might not be in the best of conditions. However, when staging a house, if there are significant problems with the home, you will want to do something about it.

You don't have to repair the entire floor, but if there's a spot in the carpeting that can be removed with some deep cleaning or a patch job, it's best to do so.

As mentioned above, you're going to want to perform home improvements that increase the value of the home, which leads to being able to increase the price you ask for when selling your home.

3. Declutter First

No one wants to tour your home and see all your items scattered around. Instead, take some time to declutter the home and remove all your items before the professional stager arrives.

People want to be able to envision themselves in the home living there, and it can be challenging if your items are still there. The only items we recommend you leave in the home are natural pieces of art and furniture that are clean and can be used for the staging process.

4. Clean Up

Even if you don't go as far as to hire a staging company, you don't want to leave things a mess. Sometimes the best thing to do is perform a deep clean and go from there.

For instance, cleaning the refrigerator and other items within the kitchen can showcase its best features in ways you've never imagined. Again, all these things will come together and help you to sell your home for the right price.

House Staging Tips: Stage Your Home the Right Way

There are several house staging tips we could offer you, but we've taken our top ones and listed them above. Ensure you take the time to clean things up, and don't leave your items behind.

Contact GC Realty Inc for more help with buying and selling property.