Home staging is all about making your home as appealing as possible for prospective buyers. The ultimate goal is to help you sell your home faster and for more money than you would otherwise have been able to. And the good news is, for those considering home staging, that the process is proven to work. Numerous studies have concluded that staged homes sell more rapidly and for higher prices than similar homes that have not been staged. How is this accomplished? There are many factors, of course, but one of the most important is creating the proper atmosphere for your home. Whether we realize it or not, every room of every building in the country has its own atmosphere. Your living room may feel spacious, warm, and comfortable. An office in a corporate headquarters may feel cold, cramped, and lifeless. Professional home stagers will work to create the proper atmosphere for each room in your home—maximizing the appeal of your home to every prospective buyer. Below are three “tricks of the trade”—contact us today to learn more!
  1. Use the right scents. While it’s easy to overlook for a homeowner, the scent of a home plays a large role in creating an impression, either good or bad, on a buyer. You want your home to smell fresh and welcoming—but you don’t want to overdo it. In many cases, simply keeping the windows open and using a strategically placed candle is more than enough. Stay away from large doses of perfumes and air fresheners, as they often seem artificial and out of place.
  2. Highlight the best features of every room. Perhaps your living room features a charming fireplace or a spectacular vaulted ceiling. Effective staging highlights these attributes, allowing them to “take over” the room.
  3. Don’t overdo it. Subtlety is the key to creating the right atmosphere. Pay attention to the lighting and the layout of each room—but don’t go overboard. The goal is to create a home that feels warm and welcoming, not fake. Whether it’s light, scent, décor, or other accessories, resist the temptation to overdo it!
If your home is on the market, staging will help it sell quickly and for a higher price than non-staged homes. The tips we’ve covered today will help—but to create truly irresistible atmosphere, contact us today! More Home Staging 101