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Best Home Staging Tips to Sell Your House Fast

Have you ever tried listing your home on the market to find that months go by and not a single offer came in? Many people have been there and it's difficult when you don’t know what to do next. The good news is, you came to the right place because home staging has proven to be a successful and growing trend used throughout the world because it works! Check out these staging statistics below!

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2017 Home Staging Statistics

According to the National Association of Realtors

  • "77% of agents said that staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as their future home."  
  • "Agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1% 5% compared to their un-staged neighbors homes."
  • "39% of agents stated that staging a home greatly decreases the amount of time the home is on the market."
  • "Agents stated staging the living room for buyers was found to be the most important, followed by the master bedroom, dinning and kitchen. Staging guest bedrooms are the least important."
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There are a few things you should know when prepping a home for sale in order to ensure you get the most value for your home. This post highlights home staging tips for kitchens and bathrooms, to living rooms and bedrooms. By the end of this blog, you'll be able to stage your home to sell FAST, and for top dollar.

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Kitchens

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The simplest way to make a huge impact in kitchens and bathrooms is by updating them and in doing so, adding value to your home. If you can’t afford new cabinets, you have 2 other options.  You can choose to reface and/or paint out what's currently there.  Majority of prospective buyers in the market for a new home are looking for white kitchens.  Oak cabinets are a major turn-off. Therefore, you can’t afford not to make this update.

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BATHROOMS

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The cheapest and most effective way to stage the kitchen or bathrooms is to clear the counters. Aside from leaving a few accents like what you see in the image above; the counters should be completely cleared because this will help your kitchen and bathrooms look and feel bigger. In addition, it offers ample counter space which is often a high priority for buyers.

Look for cracks, grout issues and nicks. If the counters need some maintenance or if they need to be replaced now's the time to do it.  Quartz or granite counter tops not only add value to your house, but will also appeal to more prospective buyers. In addition, updating the kitchens and bathrooms is powerful and has a great return on investment, (ROI).

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Dining Rooms

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Dining rooms should look and feel comfortable and inviting.  The room should feature great lighting and, of course, it needs to have a focal point.

Check out our article on home staging tips and tricks you should know to learn more about how to set the stage for a focal point.

Avoid overcrowding the dining room with too much furniture and bring in as much natural light as possible. In addition, paint neutral tones on the walls and then open the drapes and/or blinds. If you have a console table, add a pair of lamps to bring additional accent lighting. Quick tip: Updated light fixtures featuring LED bulbs add value and appeal to buyers.

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Living & Family Rooms

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In the living and family rooms, it's important not to have too much furniture in these spaces. So when considering the layout for the room, analyze the largest pieces in the room first. Which pieces should stay and which pieces could go? You don’t want to leave a room bare, but you also don’t want the space to feel too small. Conversational groupings are key while maintaining a light and airy traffic flow.

Check out this article on design mistakes to avoid prior to embarking on such a project. Consider investing in a professional home staging company like us! We can help you out starting with a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your project.

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Bedrooms

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In bedrooms, it's best to create a serene and inviting space. TV’s should be left out of this space and beds should have a frame and headboard.  In addition, the bedding should be luxurious.  So add some throw pillows to create a cozy and inviting feeling in the bedroom.

Be sure to clear out and de-clutter your closets because prospective buyers are sure to look inside. The flooring and top shelf of the closets should be completely cleared. In addition, hangers should be matching and your clothes could be colorized for maximum impact. Showing off storage space has proven to be a selling perk that ranks high on buyer’s priority lists.

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Landscaping & Porches

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The outdoors just can’t be ignored! This is the first impression you're giving prospective buyers as they approach the door to their potential new home.

Creating curb appeal is sure to go a long way. Focus on the front door by adding a pop of color such as red. This is sure to light the fire within your prospective buyers hearts as it is good Fung Shui (Good Luck).  In addition, stone pavers are great for walkways and planting flowers in bloom will have your buyers swarming in like bees.

Remember, the homes property is an expansion of the living space so if there isn’t one already, adding a deck, patio or even a fire pit can add value and appeal to your home. The idea behind the yard is to have low upkeep, or at least the illusions of low upkeep.  (Hehe) Ensure all of the gardening tools are neatly stored away and when setting the stage for the patio, a simple conversational grouping with some throw pillows and scattered flower pots are sure to win your buyers hearts!

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Now that you know how to stage your home, or at least have a great starting point, you're ready to get started without worrying about how and where to start. We so appreciate your reading this post and welcome and all comments and questions! In conclusion, I'm always here for you and if you need professional staging advice I'm merely a comment away so feel free to reach out!

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11 Comments

  1. Santos Garcia on June 5, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Kudos to the Author! great post indeed! it really made some great points house sellers and home buyers. a big thanks to you and good luck ! Will go back for more

    • designallurepdx on August 15, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you so much for the great compliment Santos!

  2. Jean on June 21, 2018 at 2:13 am

    This article is very helpful for the people that is trying to change the design of their home</a

    • designallurepdx on August 15, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much Jean! We are always trying to help our reader by offering valuable information! We combine the principles and elements of interior design in order to stage homes to sell so I’m glad you found this useful for someone looking to design their own home too!

  3. Stephen on June 22, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Such a great site this is very helpful and informative

    • designallurepdx on August 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you so much for the very Kind compliment Stephen! We always strive to provide relevant, helpful and valuable information to our readers!

  4. AirKeeper Australia on July 5, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    All of the tips are very helpful. Loved them all! Thanks!

  5. Brandon Richards on September 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    for me staging is the most crucial part of selling your house, so you really need make a good impression. Make look like “love at first sight” and then boom! house sold.

  6. Richard Davis on October 12, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing this information. Very helpful.

  7. Ernie Parnell on November 30, 2018 at 1:37 am

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