House Staging

Posted on: 25 July 2017

When you put your house up for sale you want to be sure you take the staging of the house serious. If you are going to be living in the house while trying to sell it, then you still want to stage it in a sense. However, if you are going to have the house vacant, then you will want to have some items moved into it so it can be staged for a nice presentation when people come to look at it. Here are some tips for staging your house whether you are living in it or whether it is vacant:

Staging your home when you live there

When staging your home while living there you want to make it look as clean and presentable as possible. You should remove most of your family photos, your children's drawings, trophies and anything else that will make your home feel like your home when potential buyers are trying to envision it as their own home when they are looking at it.

You want to try to use neutral colors when it comes to furniture, rugs and even the décor. Don't choose a strong type of décor that may make them uncomfortable in the home. For example, if you are really into art deco, the way you present your home may make it too hard for someone who prefers to stick with western themes to imagine themselves living in the home.

Staging your home when it is currently vacant

When the house is vacant, you will want to make it look like a cozy home with furnishings and some decor so people feel at home when they walk in the door. If you have hard flooring, then you may need to put a bit more furnishings into it so you can avoid it having that echoing sound throughout when people are talking. A few large area rugs can help to cut down on those echoes.

Stick to the basics with some seating, a few tables, maybe a stand-up lamp and a few basic print pictures and knick knacks. In the bedrooms, go with beds with nice neutral bedding, basic dressers, and a bookcase or some shelving with a few odds and ends. Vases with plastic flowers can always help make a home look and feel a bit more cheerful. Candles are also an easy way to add a nice touch to the space.

Contact a realtor that specializes in house properties in your area for more information and assistance