Staging Visual Tricks to Help Sell Your House
To maximize the selling process, your home must present itself in the most positive way to attracts serious buyers. Effective staging can do just that. You can stage your house yourself or you can hire a stager. If you want professional expertise, a South Florida real estate professional can connect you with a stager as well as guide you through all other aspects of maximizing the sale of your property. To prepare your home for the selling process, here are some visual tricks that will ensure your home achieves mass appeal.
Trick 1 – No Empty Rooms
Decluttering a house before it goes on the market is essential, though one should avoid making rooms look empty. Empty rooms actually look smaller to buyers, since they do not provide a point of reference for size. Buyers need to be able to visualize themselves living in that room, and if they cannot, the room will seem dull and lifeless. Stagers style the house as if for a photoshoot. They get rid of clutter and also include accessories that make the house look homier. For example, kitchen countertops should showcase a few pieces of tableware, some appliances, and cut flowers, rather than be completely bare but not be cluttered and messy.
Trick 2 – Neutral & Consistent Color Scheme
Neutralizing a home’s color scheme will greatly increase its mass appeal. Painting walls in a neutral tone is a common method, however, that could be a more costly cosmetic change unless the home needs to be freshly painted to be marketable, in which case painting would be a great investment in maximizing the sale. Stagers can choose a more cost-effective way, neutralizing the decor. Choosing bedding, furniture covers, and curtains in neutral tones will help lighten up dark rooms which appeal to more buyers. The neutral color scheme, plus any unique accent hues should be consistently used in all the rooms in the house. These regular pops of color can be accessories, pillows, and artwork. That is the perfect way to achieve an unobstructed visual flow between the rooms.
Trick 3 – Optimal Furniture Placement
Since empty rooms are not a good option, furniture will play an important role. That said, care should be taken when arranging furniture to avoid a crowded look. Remove extraneous and bulky furniture pieces to create an open feel. Additionally, stagers always place large or tall pieces of furniture that cannot be removed at the back, nearer to the walls. Both these methods create the illusion of space.
Trick 4 – The Use of Light
As much light as possible should be allowed to enter the house. Stagers will utilize both neutral decor and light-filtering curtains and mirrors to enhance the natural light within rooms. Windows should also be wiped clean to ensure the most light gets through. Wherever natural light does not reach, use light fixtures such as floor lamps, wall scones, and task lighting to illuminate the space. Brighter rooms, unlike dark rooms, look more spacious and inviting. They also allow buyers to inspect their potential new home thoroughly.
Professional staging makes your house more appealing to buyers, whether they view it through photographs or actually visit the property. Contrary to popular belief, staging should not just involve decluttering. Effective stagers use what your house offers and strategically use the space to convince buyers that they can live comfortably in your house.
If you are planning to sell your house and would like a South Florida real estate professional to connect you with a professional stager, call us today. Our experienced team will assist you throughout the entire house-selling process.