As the summer rolls on and the real estate market heats up, home staging becomes more important than ever as sellers have an increased sense of urgency. This sense of urgency means that more homes are on the market and sellers are often willing to take less money so that they can complete the transaction before the beginning of the new school year. Below are four tips to help your home stand out, even in a crowded market, so that you can sell for a higher price and in less time.

1) Keep your décor light and airy. The right color palette will brighten up your entire home. Consider the use of easy accent pieces to lighten up your rooms. Floral prints are a great way to accomplish this—particularly in the form of throw pillows, tablecloths, and even furniture.

2) Incorporate a beachy feel. Nothing says “summertime!” like the beach. Incorporate beach colors and pastels in your kitchen and living room. Glass jars full of sand and seashells are another great touch.

3) Don’t forget the outdoors. Do you have a deck or a patio? The summer is a great time to be outdoors, so take advantage of this space. Redesign your patio by changing up the furniture or adding accessories such as paper lanterns. Remember to keep your lawn and your yard well manicured and well landscaped as well!

4) Bring the outdoors indoors. Bring the flavor of summer in to your home, as well. SheKnows.com suggests a number of creative ideas: “Fill vases with pinecones. Display sea glass in an oversize shell. Float flowers from your own garden in shallow dishes on the dining room table. Freshen up your kitchen with bowls of ripe summer fruit.” Just remember not to overdo it—you want to incorporate the feel of summer and bring out the best in your home, but not at the expense of “over personalizing” it. At the end of the day, your home should have a neutral, universal appeal that makes it easy for prospective buyers to imagine themselves living there.

If you would like more help with this process, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!