We get used to our environment and can easily overlook things that may be a distraction. That’s certainly the case when it comes to selling a home. Home staging to attract more buyers can help them see the potential in a home they are considering to buy.
When we have sold our personal homes over the years, we realize the importance of making it easy for potential buyers to see the possibilities of our home as theirs. We declutter, take away family photos, pack up extra kitchen wares and get rid of clothes we no longer wear. Doing this makes a home feel more inviting to potential buyers.
Getting rid of extra clothing helps to make the closets look larger and more organized. Seeing crowded closets or kitchen cabinets can cause a buyer to think there is not enough space.
It’s also important to clearly define the use of a room. A bonus room may just have odds and ends around but setting up a desk or a bed can show a purpose for the room. Even if that’s not what the buyer would use it for, it gives a better idea of the space.
Buyers usually look at lots of homes before making a final decision. Anything a seller can do to make their home stand out in a good way is helpful for the buyer and may increase the chance of that home being chosen.
Home Staging to attract more buyers
Staging a home can have a big impact on buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 Profile of Home Staging report, the living room and master bedroom are the most important rooms to stage. This can be as simple as removing an extra chair or adding a couple of pillows on the bed. Making the rooms look inviting can make a big difference.
When deciding what needs to be done, take a walk through the house as a potential buyer. Notice what feels cluttered, worn, or out of place. This should be one of the first steps in preparing your home for sale.