Staging a house for sale might seem like a frivolous chore, but it actually can have a big effect on the sale of your home. After all, people aren’t really house hunting, they’re home hunting! The house you have for sale, no matter who you sell it to, is going to be home for someone else after you sell it, so making it look like a home is an important tweak in your sales strategy.
A house with no furnishings has a cold, empty look that gives an appearance of newness, but even the most minimal of furnishings can boost the probability of a sale, and maybe even add a little to the sales price. It can help prospective buyers envision themselves living in it, and give tips on how to furnish and decorate most effectively, especially if you have an odd-shaped space.
This does not need to cause panic on your part, however. Staging a home to sell is not like decorating a home to live in. The objective is to show off the home, not make it look lived-in. There is still an element of that new feeling that needs to be instilled in the buyer so they know they are investing in something that is truly theirs. The process has proven do’s and don’ts that can have an effect on your time on the market and your bottom line.
Little tips and tricks, such as the color of your walls or the staging of your kitchen, can be the difference between prospective buyers falling in love with the home or walking away. You may not even have considered these things yourself when you were decorating, but when you are selling, they can be a tremendous help. The following infographic contains some effective strategies to market your house and encourage buyers to make it their home!