Getting top dollar for your Albuquerque home is no doubt your goal when selling your home. It’s imperative that you do all you can to make your home stand out to a potential buyer. Home staging can determine whether a house sells quickly or sits on the market for a long time.
Staged homes tend to sell faster, according to the National Association of Realtors. It has been reported by most realtors that staging increases a home’s sale price anywhere from 1 to 10 percent. Most Realtors agree that staging helps shorten the time a home spends on the market, with 39 percent saying it makes it easier to sell a home. 77 percent of buyers’ agents confirm that staging helps them visualize a home as their own when it is staged.
Staged homes are an art form, and a poorly staged home can negatively affect a sale. These five tips will help you put up your “SOLD” sign in no time.
- Declutter and Clean
Realtors suggest decluttering and deep cleaning before thinking about decorations or furniture placement. Remove anything that isn’t essential from countertops and other surfaces. It is important to get rid of anything that distracts buyers from seeing your house’s positive features, which is why realtors suggest getting rid of family photos and overly personalized decorations (such as your giant bobble head collection). You can make your rooms feel bigger by removing excess furniture when decluttering.
- Group Furniture
As soon as you’ve removed all unnecessary or overly big furniture, group furniture away from the wall so that it’s arranged as conversational groups. When you keep the walls free of big furniture, you can actually make the room feel larger.
- Accessories in Odd Numbers
Decluttering is important, but you still want your home to feel livable. Add accessories like books, vases, and plants to your decoration to create a cohesive look. Many staging professionals recommend pairing objects of varying heights and shapes in odd number sets with similar hues.
- Add 1 or 2 Bold Accents
In addition to keeping your staging décor neutral, it is also a good idea to add a couple of bold accent pieces that will enhance a special space in your home. You can add lighting and architectural interest to a dining room, entryway, or even a bathroom with a chandelier that matches the design of the room.
- Use Mirrors
A mirror can add light and dimension to a room and help it appear larger, says Forbes. Adding a decorative frame to a cheap mirror or grouping small mirrors in various shapes and sizes will make a big impression. If the room has a window, place mirrors opposite the window to reflect the sunlight.
When you stage a home, you help potential buyers connect emotionally with it. Declutter, group furniture and accessories, add bold accents and use mirrors to help buyers picture themselves living there. Prepare yourself now for offers to come flooding in.
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