In thinking about 2020, I can't help but think about the great real estate market we've had here in CT, Home staging has been really important this year!!! In fact, when the real estate market is thriving, home staging becomes even more critical than ever.
I thought I would share with you how kellydesigns has helped the houses we staged in Fairfield and Westchester county stand out and get sold quickly. In fact, our staging helps to bring Buyers into the home.
Here are just 5 of the things I look at when staging a home to sell.
Don't let your first Impression be a deal-breaker
Giving Buyers a good feeling when first looking at your house will get more people engaged. As people buy real estate by a photo on their phone these days, you need to make sure that photo is going to get them to come see and love your house!
When the exterior and the first thing people see when entering your house appears uninteresting or lacking, a Buyer may not be motivated to investigate further. However, when your curb appeal and front foyer are crisp and clean you substantially increase the chances that your Buyer will want to know more.
Flaunt your assets
Optimal furniture placement helps to market positive aspects of your house.
We live in some of the rooms in our home differently than we would show them off with staging. It’s in your best interest to place appealing architectural details, pretty views, and desirable features front and center. The idea is to have a Buyer remember only all the positive attributes about your property.
Identify a focal point
Creating a focal point in a room helps make your home more desirable.
When a focal point is lacking the space tends to feel disjointed. When the first place the eye lands is pleasing, it anchors the room and establishes a natural, beautiful flow.
A focal point can be an architectural detail, an exterior view, accent wall, wall treatment or some strategically grouped furniture and accessories.
Furnish empty spaces
Furnishing a vacant house and empty rooms helps move the sales process along.
Instead of the Buyer having to figure out how best to use each space, staging shows them so they can already start to picture themselves living in your home.
The statistics show that on average a person will spend less than 10 minutes viewing a vacant house. Whereas, if the house is staged, they will spend on average 20 minutes or better. This is time that allows a perspective buyer to notice the details and create an emotional attachment. After all, buying a home is emotional.
Go from tired to inspire
Swapping out older palettes and furniture for colors and pieces that a Buyer might purchase, for their home today, makes your house more competitive.
Rooms full of older pieces might make an overall outdated impression. Current colors and furniture leave a positive and hip picture, of your home, in your Buyer's mind.
Good staging will create a lifestyle that a perspective Buyer wants to aspire to have.
It's never too early to start. If you are thinking of selling your home sometime, in the not too distant future, think about what you might need to do to appeal to today's Buyer. Why not consider doing some of those things now so you can enjoy them too?
And if you are looking to list your home this year, the sooner you begin the process the easier it is going to be.
If you are thinking about it......