According to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less and for 17% more money. Because staged homes are proven to sell faster and for more money, we provide complimentary staging consultation as part of our pre-marketing process to help you stage your home to sell.
It is important to understand that the way you live in your home and the way you market and sell your home are two different things.
The first impression is the most important, you never get a second chance to make a first impression on buyers. Luckily, staging doesn’t have to be a large, costly project.
Check out how to dramatically polish the look of your home into prime selling shape with just a few simple staging hacks.
- Roll out the Welcome Mat.
Prospective buyers tend to linger by the front door before the real estate agent opens a home for viewing- so an enticing entrance is key. What’s the best bang for your staging buck? A new welcome mat, which can cost as little as $15. Curb appeal is just as important, if not more important, than your home’s interior when it comes to first impressions on the buyer.
- Mount Mirrors in Strategic Spots.
Spruce up dim hallways where natural light doesn’t reach with a mirror. They add light to the space and make the area feel more spacious.
- Set Tables and Serving Areas.
Set the scene so that buyers can picture their friends and family gathered around the table for events and holidays. This will show the buyer that the home is primed for entertaining, which is a must have on many buyer checklists.
- Replace/Remove Personal Pictures.
You want buyers to envision how their lives will be spent living in your home, and sometimes your family photos and children’s artwork can cloud this vision. Remove those personal items and replace them with artwork. The artwork will look great in listing photos and add a focal point to the space.
- Outfit a Bathroom with White Linens.
Add some new fresh white linens to lightly stage your bathroom. Buyers tend to prefer bathrooms with an eclectic, elegant feel over themed bathrooms. White is your best bet to appease all buyers. Plus, white will make the bathroom feel extra clean, which is very important. Buyers will be turned off by a dirty bathroom.
- Add Pillows.
By simply adding a few patterned or colorful pillows, your space becomes more put together. You’ll be surprised how much decorative pillows strategically placed on your living room couches will elevate the interior design of your space.
Here are just a few of our before and after transformations from our in-house Lucido stagers who worked with our sellers to implement our Lucido Staging Standards at little to no cost.
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If you’re looking to sell your home, call 410.465.6900 or contact us virtually to learn how we can help you stage your home to sell quickly + for top dollar.