First impressions are everything, and in the real estate world there are no exceptions. Niagara’s housing market is very competitive, which means that, when selling your home, making sure it stands out is extremely important. Staging your home is a major component of that.
Sometimes all it takes is one walk through a home for a potential buyer to dismiss it entirely. If you don’t wow them the first time, chances are you won’t wow them at all.
That’s where staging your home comes in to play.
What Does Staging Mean?
When you think about staging, you might think about props on a stage. It’s the way that you present the setting of your home.
However, staging is more than just bringing in some props and a few nice decorations. It’s about presenting your home in a way that appeals to people who might want to buy it.
For some, this might mean bringing in a fake television, adding some mirrors, or rearranging the room. For others, it could mean putting some extra items in storage to reduce the personalization of the room.
Why Staging a House For Sale Matters
It might not seem like a big deal, but staging your home makes a major difference when you’re trying to get the best price possible on the sale.
People are more likely to purchase a home when it feels like a home- to them. You want them to be able to picture their own items there, not view all of your family photographs and memorabilia from your last vacation.
Staging helps people imagine themselves living in this space- their computer on the desk, their books on the table, and so on. If someone doesn’t see themselves living in a space, they won’t be inclined to buy the home.
For example, an outdated kitchen could signal to a potential buyer that they might have a lot of work to do to update the home. Adding some significant, modern pieces to that kitchen can help show them the room’s full potential.
Our Favourite Home Staging Tips
As experienced realtors, we know a thing or two about staging a house for sale. Here are a few of our quick, go-to tips.
- Use colours sparingly- bowls of fruit, colourful towels, throw pillows, or even colourful books on your coffee table.
Don’t forget about staging your backyard as well.
- Reduce clutter.
- Arrange the furniture in a way that makes the room look larger.
- Stick to neutral colours on the walls and for your furniture.
Using an experienced real estate agency will help guarantee that your home is staged properly in order to attract potential buyers and sell your home for the best price possible. Choose a realtor that can provide all of these services for you without any extra charge.