Staging Tips

Are you trying to sell your house?

Would you like some budget friendly tips on how to stage your home well?

It is another hot and beautiful day in Northville, Michigan. According to Weather.com, there is still a heat advisory out for Northville from 12 pm today to 12 am on Thursday. So, remember to enjoy the sun and remain cool.

Today, I wanted to share with you some staging tips that will not break your wallet. Staging is a huge component to selling your house. Studies are now showing that choosing not to stage your home during this housing recession is actually hurting the sale of homes.

Let’s break down to one of the main reason why any seller wants to stage their home. It’s all about the money.

It’s all about the money.

“Bottom line is that statistically, staged homes tend to sell faster and for more money. Listings that are staged and priced competitively sell at minimum, 50% faster than non-staged properties do. A 2007 survey found that 94% of staged homes sold on average in one month or less. Homes that were staged spent 80% less time on the market than those that were not staged.” -Trulia.com
 

When staging is done well it can increase the perceived value of your home, putting you as the seller in a great position. When you sell your home faster, then you save on the mortgage, bills, home owners insurance, and all of those holding costs.

Trulia.com has a great article on the benefits of staging your home. If you’re still not sure, check on the article.

Top 3 Benefits of Staging Your Home - Trulia.com

Now that we know why it is important to stage your home, let’s look at some easy, budget friendly tips on how to do it.

  • Make Your Dining Room Table Smaller

    Take the leaves out of your dining room table and remove extra chairs. This will make your kitchen or dining room look bigger.
     
  • Rent a Storage Unit

    You’ve heard us say this before. Rent a storage unit and fill it up. Things that are great to put in a storage unit are work-out equipment, extra furniture, and already packed boxes from your storage room. Decluttering your house will make the rooms appear larger.
     
  • Clean Closets

    Here is another one that you’ll hear us talk about over and over. Having clean and open closets allow for people to feel that there is plenty of room for their stuff in your home.
     

Now you know why it is important to stage your home before selling it and a few tips on how to do it. With staging, a little investment, like a new comforter for your master bedroom or a fake silk tree in a corner can go a long way to selling your home.

What was your favorite tip for staging your home?