Home Staging Tips
In today’s competitive real estate market, you want to make a great first impression. Potential buyers make up their minds within seconds of stepping inside a home. To help get the most money and possible multiple offers, here are 7 staging tips:
- Never Leave a Room Empty – an empty room can make it look smaller.
- Pay Attention to Furniture Placement – placing larger pieces farther back in a room makes the room appear bigger. Keep big pieces away from doors or entryways.
- Use the Rule of Three – this involves the grouping items – from chairs to lighting to artwork and accessories -in threes (or fives or sevens or nines).
- Create Cozy Conversation Spaces – placing furniture in conversational groups (think a love seat and two chairs) makes rooms feel larger.
- Don’t Overdo it with Area Rugs – rugs can break up the floor space and make a room appear smaller.
- Use a Consistent Wall Color – generally, professional stagers recommend that 60% of a room’s space be a single color, 30% a secondary color, and 10% an accent color.
- Skip the Dresser – the objective of staging is generally to make each space look larger. Unless you are staging a large space, don’t include dressers and other “arbitrary” furniture.
Real Estate Bottom Line
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