Staging your home can literally be the difference maker for selling your home in Little Rock. Some people have the false notion that this will cost too much and it won’t be worth it, but as real estate experts in this market, we have seen this being an absolute must. Below, we have included some tips and tricks to put together a professionally staged home in no time.
Rid of the Clutter and Put Away Personal Things.
Limit photographs and other very personal items like backpacks, paperwork, and purses, and instead put out some books, flowers or other interesting items. You don’t want buyers to feel like they are walking into your life. Don’t have the laundry out and be sure to put away the dishes. It is very important to create a clean and blank environment for the buyers to walk through. The goal here is to create a feeling that allows them to picture themselves living in the home.
It’s Not Just What They See.
When someone comes to your house for a showing, you have to take into consideration not only what they see, but what they smell, hear, and feel.
Most remodeled home sellers are now playing relaxing music during showings to set the mood. It would also be a good idea to have some air fresheners plugged in or to light a candle. Add subtle details like blankets and soft rugs to make the buyers feel relaxed and comfortable in the house.
There is a lot of psychology that goes into showing a home and we want to make sure that we are playing into all of the senses!
Create Even Flow Throughout the Home.
If you have a room that you use for random things, it would be a good idea to make it look like it us used for a single purpose. An example would be that you don’t wan’t to have an office and workout room in the same space, this can make the buyer feel like the space is small and cluttered.
What you should do is either designate it as the workout room or the office. On the other hand, if you have an empty space in the home consider furnishing it, putting in a book shelf, and giving it some purpose. This does not have to be permanent, but for the showing, we want to create an even flow throughout the house and really give each space a purpose.
Even if it’s not really how you use the home, creating the definition of spaces will make the buyer feel less confused about the spaces they are woking with and allow them to more easily imagine themselves living there.