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Dive into Sterling on the Lake

Open living space of model home in Sterling on the Lake.

02 May . 2019

5 Tips for Staging Your Home for the Perfect Sale

It's no secret that a nicely staged home can sell faster than an un-staged home. Speed up your move into a new home with these tips for staging your home.

  1. Make sure your home is clean, but not TOO empty

When people are looking for a new home, they want to walk in and envision themselves living in a nice, clean home, not a messy, cluttered space. On the flip side, you don't want your home to look too sterile, either. Finding a balance between a clean and clutter-free house and a cozy home is the best way to attract prospective buyers.

  1. Style your home

Set the scene. Arrange the dining room table, add a centerpiece, light a few candles, fill your vases with fresh flowers and even put some cookies out on display in your kitchen. The small details are everything when trying to sell a home. From the smells when a potential buyer walks into the house, to the visuals of the home – it all plays an important role in the selling process.

  1. Play on what you already have

A mistake people often make is trying to change the look of the house too much. Use what you have! For example, if the home is in a relaxing, quiet neighborhood, stage the porch furniture to look like a great gathering space where residents can enjoy a peaceful morning or evening.

  1. Be seasonal

Decorating for the season you are trying to sell your home in is a great way to create a comfortable atmosphere in your home. It will also help a potential buyer see the house as more of a home.

  1. Choose the right colors

The paint color you choose for your walls is one of the biggest factors in the look and feel of a room. This is a major part of staging, as you want to leave room for individuals to customize the space as they see fit. Having a neutral paint color and room design allows you to avoid making the room a deterrent for some people.