Your Guide to Home Staging

Selling

The Importance of Staging Your Home 

When you’re listing your home, you want to receive top dollar for it. There are many different ways to try and accomplish this. Some homeowner’s complete major remodels in the months leading up to listing their homes, hoping to increase the value of their homes while still getting a return on their investment. Taking care of minor repairs and upgrades to increase the value of your home is one way to approach the selling process.

However, there’s one thing you can do that’s much more simple when listing and that’s to professionally stage your home. In a 2018 survey completed by Home Staging Resource, 85% of homes that were professionally staged sold for 6-25% more than un-staged homes. Additionally, staged homes typically spend less time on the market than un-staged homes. Keep reading for your guide to staging your home to set yourself apart from other listings and sell your home for top dollar.

Tips to Stage your Home

Dos

Set the Ambiance

Staging your home is all about giving buyers the feeling of calling your home their own. You want them to walk into your home an immediately picture themselves in it. Having a theme and color scheme really works to give your home that homey feeling that buyers are looking for. If you don’t have matching furniture, your home looks disheveled or you just don’t have any furniture at all, you’re hurting your chances of being able to sell your home for the price you deserve. If you have a keen eye for design, staging your home might come easily to you. But if you don’t, enlisting the help of a professional can make the road to staging and selling a whole lot easier.

Remove Clutter

Listing your home for sale means that eventually, buyers will be scouring through your home. They’re going to want to look in every nook and cranny to try to make the decision to purchase your home. Remove all the clutter from your closets, countertops and bookshelves. Tidy up your garage and take anything out of the house that doesn’t need to be there, especially if you’ve already started to make the move to your new home. Anything that doesn’t need to be there should be removed. Simplicity is your friend when it comes to home staging.

Work With A Realtor Who Has An Excellent Home Stager On Their Team

Having a winning team around you is the best way to ensure that your home gets sold for top dollar. When you choose a realtor to represent you during the exciting and somewhat nerve-wracking experience of listing your home, you choose the team that they have in place as well. Make sure that the realtor you’re working with has a track record of success when using a home stager, like Rosemary Hieber.

Don’ts

Overdo It

You may have good intentions when you start out on the journey to staging your own home, but often times inexperience can be a detriment to you. Be concise with your décor. Don’t try to make everything match. in fact, when things match too much it can be tacky. If you don’t know how to decorate, now isn’t the time to try and learn. If you’re out of your depth, don’t try and do everything yourself. Know when it’s time to enlist the help of a professional.

Leave Out Over the Top House Decorations

Every homeowner gets the opportunity to decorate their home. It’s one of the best things about being a homeowner. But if you have an affinity for animal print or cats and you’re going to be listing your home for sale, unfortunately, it’s time for those items to go. Potential buyers want a pleasant experience when they’re walking through your home. They want to be able to imagine themselves in the home, and over the top decorations can really detract from the appeal.

Selling your Orange County Home in the New Year

Making the decision to list your Orange County home requires you to make many important decisions. From finding an experienced realtor to deciding whether or not to stage your home, the listing process can be challenging. That’s why working with an experienced and well-connected realtor like Rosemary Hieber positions you to be successful in this competitive Orange County market. If you’re thinking about selling this year, contact Rosemary to discuss your listing options and start the listing process.

ROSEMARY HIEBER

ROSEMARY HIEBER

250 Million SOLD!
MBA, Broker Associate
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
M: 949.285.3215