Why would you need to stage your home in a seller’s market? It’s simple: according to a 2021 study on home staging by the National Association of Realtors, 82% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. When you’re presenting your home for sale, you’re not selling what it is, you’re selling what it could be. Any new homebuyer is going to be looking for a place to make their own. The best way to help them see that potential is to keep it clean, uncluttered, and at its most charming. While professionally staged homes can sell faster and fetch higher offers than homes that are vacant, that doesn’t mean you need to pay lots of money for a professional stager. Here are a few ways to bring your home to life, with or without the pros:
- Create a coffee corner: Do you love curling up in your breakfast nook to catch up on email with your AM coffee before the rest of your household wakes up? Your buyer will love it, too! Create a welcoming space on a sideboard table in the kitchen with your coffee maker, coffee beans in pretty canisters, your favorite mugs and even a cute sign or accessory.
- Set the dining room table: pretend you’re having a casual dinner party and set your dining room table for guests. You don’t need to break out the good china, but a simply set table with some seasonal cloth napkins and a pretty centerpiece will help your potential buyers imagine entertaining their own family and hosting holidays at the table.
- Make your primary bedroom extra cozy: replace über feminine or masculine bedding with a neutral beige or white duvet and matching sheets, blankets, and throw pillows. Remove any furniture aside from your bed and bedside table. This makes your room look more spacious and will give it a barely-lived-in luxury hotel room vibe.
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