7 Simple Staging Hacks Every Seller Should Know

7 Simple Staging Hacks Every Seller Should Know

Staging your home for sale is the best way to drum up buyer interest. Check out these seven simple staging hacks every seller should know.

7 Simple Staging Hacks Every Seller Should Know

If you are selling a home in Tampa Bay, your real estate agent will most likely talk to you about staging – the act of making your home as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. To make that process easier on yourself, check out these seven simple staging hacks every home seller needs to know:

  1. Clean before you stage
  2. Be ruthless when you declutter
  3. A little organization goes a long way
  4. Use plants
  5. Replace personalized decor with neutral pieces
  6. Invest in luxury upgrades
  7. Give every room a purpose

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    Home Staging Hack #1: Clean before you stage

    Your house needs to be spotless before you begin the staging process. Although buyers won’t notice every single thing you clean, they’ll almost certainly notice the things you don’t clean. A clean home is a sign of a well-maintained home, which buyers love, so keep that in mind as you’re scrubbing the baseboards.

    Related: All the items you should take with you when you leave for a home showing

    Home Staging Hack #2: Be ruthless when you declutter

    Clutter makes homes look smaller, so remove everything from your home that you haven’t used in six months or more. If you have furniture that’s large, oversized or clunky, or that interrupts normal walking paths, put it in storage until you move into your new home.

    Home Staging Hack #3: A little organization goes a long way

    Buyers can, and will, open your cabinets and cupboards. Make sure they open the door to a neatly organized space. Having organized cabinets, cupboards, pantries and drawers signals to buyers that you care about your home, which means you’re more likely to have conducted routine maintenance on it.

    Related: 5 amazing kitchen staging tips that can help you sell your home

    Home Staging Hack #4: Use plants

    Live plants make spaces seem more alive, so use them in your home staging efforts. You don’t have to have several plants in every room, but a few plants scattered throughout your home are almost always a good idea. Just make sure you choose plants that are easy to care for and hard to kill so you don’t scare off buyers with a plant graveyard.

    Home Staging Hack #5: Replace personalized decor with neutral pieces

    Take down all your personalized decor, including family photos and quirky items that only you appreciate. Think of your favorite hotel suite or a model home; that’s the look you’re going for.

    Related: How to give your bathroom an irresistible style boost

    Home Staging Hack #6: Invest in luxury upgrades

    Minor upgrades, such as nice light fixtures, elegant drawer pulls and cabinet handles, and fluffy new bathroom towels can go a long way in creating an image of the lifestyle buyers can enjoy if they purchase your home. Remember, when you sell a home, you’re doing more than putting four walls and a roof on the market; you’re selling a lifestyle that buyers want.

    Related: 7 awesome curb appeal tips for sellers

    Home Staging Hack #7: Give every room a purpose

    Regardless of what you use your rooms for right now, buyers need to see that every space in your home has a clearly defined purpose. That means bedrooms are bedrooms, workout rooms are workout rooms, and home offices are home offices. Make sure each room in your home is staged to show its purpose.

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