Make a Lasting Impression with These 4 Home Staging Tips

Make a Lasting Impression with These 4 Home Staging Tips

Are you planning on selling your home, but wondering what you can do to get as many quality offers as possible? Buyers are more likely to make an offer if they can visualize their future lives in your home. From walking up the driveway to the small details, you need to make a lasting impression so that your Bridle Path home will stand out amongst the sea of other houses in the area. You can do this by staging, which will likely result in your home selling for 25% more in as little time as possible. Read on for four expert home staging tips that will leave the best impression for a quick sale.

1. Make a great first impression

The key to a lasting impression lies at the beginning. What is the first thing that home buyers are likely to see? If you answered the front of your home, then you are correct. Whether buyers are driving by your neighborhood or viewing your home in listing photos, they will first see the facade. If the presentation outside your home doesn’t capture the attention of buyers, they are unlikely to want to inquire further. By getting their attention at the get-go, you can ensure they will have a positive impression as they step inside your home.

When considering the curb appeal for Bridle Path homes for sale, you want your home to appear polished and pristine. You should first do basic lawn maintenance, such as mowing the grass, trimming the hedges, and pulling weeds, which could add 14% more to the resale value. You might also want to power wash the driveway, sweep the porch, and wash the windows. Consider repainting the mailbox and even adding some fresh flowers. Make sure the house number is visible on the mailbox and in front of the home so buyers can easily find your house. When the front of a house looks well-cared for, buyers will assume that the rest of your home is the same.

2. Don’t remove all of your personal belongings

While it is true that many experts advise that you should depersonalize your home, there are still a few personal things you could consider keeping. Why? It is possible that when you remove everything, your home might start to feel clinical and stale. Buyers might walk through your home and have a more difficult time imagining what it would be like to live there without some of the artifacts that make it a home. Some personal items can help buyers to imagine their things in the space.

For example, by leaving some of your clothes and shoes in your walk-in closet, buyers can get a better sense of the size and storage capacity. If you have bookshelves, consider keeping some of the books and decor items, as they can also spruce up what would otherwise feel mundane. However, you should carefully and strategically place the books and decor items in the bookcase so that they interact well with the available space. As for pictures, it is generally advised to remove them as they are often too personal in nature. However, you might consider adding one large professional photograph of your family and hanging it over the mantle or on the living room wall to serve as a focal point for the space. Buyers might even be able to imagine their relatives in the picture and will even see your house as a cozy family home.

3. Define each space

Bridle Path homes are often spacious with many rooms. When a home has a lot of rooms, it can become difficult for buyers to understand what each space is intended for. To help buyers, consider defining each space in your home. In other words, every room or space should have a purpose. By assigning purpose to each space, you can show buyers the full potential of your home. For example, if there is a fairly large living room with many nooks, you could convert some recessed areas into designated reading spaces. Or, if your home has a floating staircase, but there is nothing underneath, consider adding a beautiful chair with a small table and thus converting it into an oasis for relaxation.

4. Focus on the main rooms first

When staging Bridle Path real estate, you might wonder where you should begin. Experts agree that the best place to begin is with the rooms that are considered the most important to buyers. As many as 47% of buyers have said that the living room is the most important room to stage. This is because the living room is the place where family members tend to spend the most time. When staging the living room, you should create a cozy and comfortable space home buyers would love to spend a lot of time in.

The next two important rooms for buyers are the kitchen and the main bedroom. Like the living room, the kitchen is a popular space to meet and unwind. The kitchen is even considered by many to be the heart of the home, where memories often happen. When staging the kitchen, consider adding the essential appliances and gadgets and the little touches that make it a truly peaceful oasis. As for the main bedroom, create a beautiful space where buyers can comfortably rest and reenergize.

Want more home staging tips, or are you interested in selling your home in Bridle Path (or anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area)? If so, schedule a consultation with the outstanding Oakville real estate agents at the premiere real estate group Invidiata. They can provide expert guidance on everything from in-depth market trends to negotiation tactics. As the #1 ranked real estate team in Canada for 15 years, Invidiata can help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar!


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