Today, most people shop from the comfort of their homes for everything. From gardening tools to school supplies and even bigger purchases like cars and homes, the average buyer does all the research and makes decisions in front of their computer. Great pictures of an attractive home can have a significant impact on getting people to a seller's door. That is why home staging is one of the most important factors for selling homes today. Here is a checklist to help those who are thinking about putting a home on the market.
Over the years we accumulate things we think will look good in a certain spot in our home, which is great, however, we sometimes fail to remove the old. So experts suggest asking a friend or hiring someone to help you declutter. Not only does it allow potential buyers to focus on the room’s important features, but sellers can carefully pack up the things we value most and tuck them away for our next home.
Updated neutrals make your home feel fresh and welcoming. A neutral pallet appeals to the masses and also makes potential buyers think your home is well cared for and move in ready.
3. Furniture Groupings
Its a common mistake to push furniture towards corners and against walls to make rooms feel larger, but in doing so, this actually creates stark, cold rooms. Instead, create convenient conversation areas and place furniture in such a way so traffic flow is obvious. This will make a room feel more welcoming as well as making it feel larger.
4. Home Lighting
One of the tricks of the trade to make homes feel warm and inviting is great lighting. Most homes are not well lit, so increase wattage in lamps in fixtures. In addition, focus on the three areas of lighting: Ambient-general or overhead, task- under cabinet, reading or pendant, and accent-table or wall. 5. Odd is In
The right accessories can make a room more pleasing to the eye. Odd numbers are preferable, especially three. Rather than lining up a trio of accessories in a row, imagine a triangle and place one object at each point. Scale is also important, so in your group of three be sure to vary height and width, with the largest item at the back and the smallest in front. In addition, group accessories by color or shape or some other unifying element.
6. Study others
One of the starting points to staging your home is to look to others who have done it well. There are many excellent resources out there, so take advantage of all the free information online.
You don’t have to spend a fortune getting your house ready to sell. Use what you have, ask for professional advice and get packing.