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It can help you sell your home swiftly and for more money. It’s almost magical. Staging homes has become a star pupil in the real estate world. If you are in the process of selling a home, a well-staged house can almost always guarantee a sense of order and calmness. With a few little tweaks, a space can give off a brand new appearance.
When we’re staging a home, there are a few do’s and don’ts that we always follow:
– Take pictures of the before. This helps you put things back easier. When we go shoot a client’s home, we are careful to have everything placed back where it belongs before we leave.
– Make sure everything is clean. You want your space to look as sparkly and crisp as possible. Bring out the Clorox Wipes!
– Stick to neutrals with pops of colors. When trying to sell your home, you want to appeal to as many people as possible. By sticking to neutrals, you’re increasing your odds of pleasing visitors.
– At Karr Bick, we’ve found that the real charm lies in a display bowl with crisp apples, a vase of fresh flowers, or a chunky wooden cutting board with a French artisan bread loaf lied across it.
– Never drag anything across a surface. This prevents any damage being done to the surface, such as a marble countertop.
– Don’t leave any clutter. Keep things simple and easy. By removing the extra clutter, the space can also give off the appearance of being larger.
– Don’t over personalize your home’s decorating. When it’s time to sell your home, one of the best things you can do is depersonalize. To appeal to the greatest number of people, visitors should be able to see clean lines and a friendly home atmosphere.
Versatile staging props aren’t necessarily hard to come by, but our favorite places to shop for them are West Elm, Home Goods, Target, antique malls, and World Market. With these stores in your tool belt, you can’t go wrong.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to have fun with the process. Let your creativity roam. Take some inspiration from the pictures in our portfolio. Now, stage away!
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