Great Tips To Stage Your Home

Easy staging tricks –

Exterior

  1. Show your home in a good weather so you have good light.
  2. Show your home at low traffic times so the neighborhood seems quieter.
  3. Mow your lawn and clip the hedges.
  4. Plant flowers that are in bloom.
  5. Touch up dried or damaged paint spots on the outside.
  6. Repair fencing and paint or stain it to give a new look.

 

Interior

  1. Update your cabinet and door hardware.
  2. Touch up or repaint where necessary.
  3. Remove blinds from windows that have a nice view and good light.
  4. Set out potoourri or light some candles to give a fresh scent.
  5. Remove your pets from the home before showing it.
  6. Clear out or organize closets- storage space is a selling point.
  7. A master bedroom should appeal to both sexes. When you are selling, your master bedroom should appeal to buyers of both sexes. Get rid of features that seem too gender-specific.

 

Quick staging facts-

  • Sellers who spent an average $500 on staging received returns of investment of more than 343%
  • Homes stay on the market an average of just 45 days when staged, as opposed to 102 days when left as is.
  • It’s estimated that only 10% of people viewing homes can visualize their full potential.
  • The average homebuyer forms a firm “YES-NO” opinion within 15 seconds of entering a home.
  • On average, a buyer will spend just five minutes in a vacant home, compared to 40 minutes in a finished home.

Trendy home upgrades

Highest return :

123.0% – Entry door replacement

101.2%- Deck addition

85.8% – Bathroom remodel

87.4 % – New Deck

84.3% – Attic Bedroom

84.3%- Garage Door

82.7% – Minor kitchen remodel

79.3 %- Window replacement

Lowest return :

48.9%- Home office

51.7%- Sunroom add

60.1%- Bathroom add

67.5%- Backup power

67.3%- Master add