FAQ of the Week: Staging, How Important is it?
4 Nov 2020
Staging, How Important is it?
First, let’s define staging. Is staging important? Absolutely! Are paid staging services important, not necessarily. You can modify and arrange your own furniture and decorations to help the home be presented in it’s best light.
Think four things: clean, clear, light, and bright.
Some tips: Give every room in the house a thorough cleaning and remove all clutter. Hiring a cleaning service may pay for itself by adding to a buyer’s perceived value of your home. For a sleeker, more spacious look, consult with your agent for tips on property staging. Ask yourself: In a model home, would a professional decorator put your choice of items out?
Remember: closets will be opened! Keep closets, cupboards, and even your attic orderly and neat. Since you are anticipating a move anyway, consider holding a garage sale or boxing and storing unused belongings.
If necessary, repaint or clean dingy, soiled or strongly-colored walls with a light, neutral shade. Bright rooms look bigger, and neutral colors help buyers envision their own furnishings and décor. Repair dripping faucets, burned-out light bulbs, or cracked window panes. Repair cracks, holes, or damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, and tiles.