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Staging Your Home: Why a Well-Staged Home Sells Faster

Staging Your Home: Why a Well-Staged Home Sells Faster

Most homes can't sell themselves, and in fact if you don't do something to help them you can actually hurt your chances of making a successful sale. Buyers are picky and they want a home that looks just right, which they can imagine themselves moving into right away Staging your home for sale can make a big difference. With some cleaning, rearranging, and strategic planning you can put your home in a position to sell faster and maybe for a better price too.

Decorate with neutral colors

You may very much enjoy bold colors and busy patterns in your home, but it is very likely that a prospective buyer won't. A buyer wants a new home to be a fresh start, and they need to be able to see themselves and their belongings in it. Distracting paint and decorations make it much more difficult for buyers to see the potential, and can even turn them off of your home. Neutral colors are more likely to appeal to a larger audience, and don't distract from the attractive features of the home.

Remove personal touches and clutter

Staging a home the right way means removing your personal effects. Pictures of your family, mementos, and other personal touches may seem like clutter and make prospective buyers feel that this is someone else's house. That is not the message you want to send. Find a nice friend or family member who is willing to house your personal belongings, or rent a storage unit. Clearing out your own personality in the home leaves room for buyers to imagine their own in it.

Professional cleaners

Staging your home for an open house means cleaning it spotless from top to bottom. It needs to sparkle and shine before you bring anyone inside. You don't want to leave a single area untouched, because dirt and dust in a home puts prospective buyers off of purchasing it. It is certainly an option to do all of the cleaning for yourself, but you can usually get better results if you bring in a reputable cleaning company. Hiring professional cleaners is an important step to effectively staging your home for sale.

Rearrange furniture

Moving the furniture in your home to improve the flow is a great way to make it more appealing for buyers. While a certain arrangement may suit your personal needs, there may be a better way to make the home seem larger and more functional. You can move your existing furniture around, or even bring in new pieces that accentuate certain features better. Furniture arrangement is very important to effective staging.

Staging home is what every professional does when selling home, and it is how to sell your home by owner too. You can sell your own home, but a realtor is usually the better option. Realtors are practiced professionals when it comes to home staging, and we would be happy to put you in touch with an expert today.

About the Editor


Tanya Stewart

Ms. Stewart holds a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Georgia, Athens. She has over 15 years of experience running different businesses. She taught Marketing and Strategy for the Georgia branch of GKIC, a global Entrepreneurship & Marketing company.

GKIC influences more than 1 million business owners per year. Tanya specializes in Strategy for the business and implementation of the tactics necessary to execute the Companys plan. She also develops content, creates and refines campaigns and manages agents and staff to keep them on task. As a professional speaker and published author, she is articulate and persuasive, and serves as the American face of the company.

Her happy journey from Engineering-Psychology and through Law school merged into 15 years running different businesses. A professional speaker and published author, she has taught Marketing and Strategy for the Georgia branch of GKIC, a global Entrepreneurship & Marketing company that influences more than 1 million business owners per year. In seeking a new way to be of service, she Co-Founded HelpFindingMyAgent.com to combine her love of digital marketing and people.

Tanya Stewart
Vice President Sales &
Co-Founder of HFMA

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