Has your agent talked to you about staging your home to drum up more interest in the property? Home staging is a great way to make your house look more appealing when it would otherwise be empty, since buyers may not be able to picture what a home is like without furniture. Home staging could also be used to improve your existing home if your furniture is not very nice. Here is what you need to know about home staging.
Buyers Have High Expectations
You have surely seen the latest home shows on HGTV that showcase a buyer going through the home buying experience. They rarely go through homes that are empty, with the homes they tour being decorated with modern furniture that makes a home look like a place they would want to live.
These types of shows have given buyers unrealistic expectations of what a home for sale should look like. They may not have the creativity to imagine how their own furniture will fit into a space. That is why it is so important to use home staging to make your home look beautiful to anybody that walks through it.
Sellers Can Benefit From Professional Staging
There is a cost involved to have a professional stage your home with furniture, but it can be worth it if helps sell your home faster. Part of the process will be walking through your home and creating an inventory of recommended items to bring into the home. Couches, rugs, and even artwork can be used to make a house feel more like a home.
You can rent the furniture pieces for as long as you want. Plan to have home staging when the home is initially listed so that you can host open houses and showing, and get rid of the staging as soon as you accept an offer.
DIY Home Stating Is an Option
You can do a lot with the items that you have in your home. One key thing is to simply remove all of the clutter. Clutter makes a home look small, and buyers will think that you have run out of places to store stuff. This reflects badly on the home and can put a buyer off making an offer.
You should also consider rearranging your furniture outside of your traffic patterns. For instance, while a living room set up may work great for watching a TV, rearranging the furniture in a way that is more inviting to conversations can look more appealing to a buyer.
For more tips on home staging, speak to your real estate agent who has some experience putting up homes for sale.