De-clutter; remove all excess and oversized furniture and accessories
Group furniture into conversational settings, and away from walls; the room will seem larger
Ensure proper lighting throughout your home; ambient, accent & task lighting
Paint in neutral colors, especially in large spaces
Accessorize in odd numbers and varying scale; it's more pleasing to the eye
Accent your home with fresh flowers; you can even use what's in your own yard or garden
Clean and thin out closets to accurately demonstrate potential storage space
Remove photos and other personal items so buyers can picture themselves in your home
According to the National Association of Realtors, when a home is properly staged, potential buyers can more easily visualize it as a future home and it often increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer.
If staging seems overwhelming or you don't have the necessary time, a professional home stager can make all the difference. They serve as an impartial third-party and have a keen eye for design and flow. Our team works with a number of top-notch home staging experts and we are happy to provide referrals.