Real estate staging secrets that you must know
The demand for staged homes has incredibly increased amongst buyers across the world. Naturally, more and more homeowners try to ensure that their home is properly staged before they even put it up on the market. Thanks to the internet and several consultation firms who offer advice to homeowners on home staging, people often try to complete the task of real estate staging all by themselves.
Though it would be unfair to say that all such efforts result in failures, yet not everybody becomes successful in achieving what they want. Naturally, they are often forced to seek help from professional home stagers who charge thousands of dollars for the job. If you do not really want to spend that much of money on fees, but want your house to look the best to potential buyers, it is important that you grasp the secret to professional real estate staging.
Clearly mark out areas of the house
If would be quite absurd to add a nameplate to every room designating what it is actually for. So, naturally, the rooms themselves should speak of what they are for. A living room must look like a living room and bedroom must look like one. This is very important for potential buyers so that they can easily demarcate what is for what and arrive at their decisions accordingly. So, make sure that not only are the rooms well organized, but they are quite functional as well.
Make the impression better
It isn’t necessary that you spend lots over real estate staging, but invest in cheap yet statement items that can totally change the impression the visitors have of your property. You can add artistic or antique chandeliers, fitting welcome mats, etc. to emphasise the fact that the house is not only well looked after, but has decorative value as well.
Take care of the outdoor spaces
Before the buyers enter the house, what they get to see is the curb, driveway and the exterior of the house. Do not let them feel disappointed there. Just as the interior looks are important, so are the exterior looks. So, paint the exteriors with cheap, but quality paint (preferably neutral) that would make the house more attractive. Also, repair broken glass panes, wood planks, etc. that may exist in the doors, windows, etc. and can easily catch attention. Also, if possible, personally landscape the front yard or back yard.
Do not overdo it
Real estate staging doesn’t mean that the house must look like a palace. So, never go extremes while staging the house. Staging should make the house more organized, useful and convenient for those who live in the house and not a fantasy house with preppy colors, cute furnishings, etc. that are usually a waste of money and provides no money value to the future dwellers. This will severely diminish the value of the property as the buyers would need to work a lot to make it suitable for their needs. So, do only as much is essential.