One of the most precious possessions of any person is their home.It’s the place they can truly call their own and something that represents who they are.It’s always sad when you have to move away from a place and sell or rent it.It’s a huge change that may leave you feeling worse for wear emotionally. However, one thing you need to do when selling your home is stage it.
How is Home Staging Important?
Home staging is the practice of preparing and setting up a home for sale or rent. Although it may seem cruel,itsbenefits far outweigh anything else.In a way, it ends up adding value to your home. A presentable house for sale is far more alluring than one that does not look as good.When buying houses, people are mostly in search of aesthetic value and home staging can help you set yours apart from the competition.
Moreover, home staging allows you to showcase your home in the best way manageable.It’s like a parting gift to the home by giving it a great touch up.Furthermore, having a professional home stager help you allows you to give your home the best possible makeover. Having someone who only treats your house like a structure with space, instead of holding emotional value for it, allows better staging.
Finally, having your house staged can help you move past it. It will feel like someone else’s house while you’re living in it. It’s a way to help you cope with the huge change that’s about to come.
The Dining room and kitchen are typically the heart of the home. Families like to spend time together, over meals, and that is why these spaces are so important to stage.
Kitchens should be warm, inviting and most importantly clean. If your kitchen is a mess, it shows potential buyers that you do not care about your home. In our staging, we like to add pops of colour in these areas.
Dining rooms are important to stage because potential buyers need to know how much room they have; we do not clutter the dining room with furniture but we do add just enough to showcase how large the spaces is.
There are so many different materials that you can use to modernize and freshen up your space. In the past, a home might have one metal type used in décor, be it platinum, gold or silver. Today, you can mix metals, creating a cohesive and modern look.
Materials can help give your home personality without being too personal; make sure to use the right materials to attract not only buyers but the right buyers for your home.
Hobbies- we all have them but how do they affect selling your home. Well it really depends on the hobbies. Something like a large collection of cat figurines or an altar to a family member may turn off potential buyers.
However, if you have a smaller collection of china, or coins, that can definitely stay and may add personality to your home. Be caution of what you keep in the home as items may disappear during showings and open houses.
As stated in my previous blog last week, safety should be a priority when selling your home. If you are well known in the community or have your own business, people may be interested in seeing how and where you live.
Remove all chances of this by removing anything with a name, bills, certificates, child names, as well as family pictures.
For pictures, it may be tricky to know what to keep and what to get rid of . The general rule that I like to use is, if it is a pictures of one person and there are many of them, best to remove them. But if it is a collage or a candid shot they can stay.