In a buyer’s market, sellers need to do everything they can to make sure their homes stand out alongside the competition. When a home is memorable, it can sell a lot quicker and while there are a number of tactics you can employ to do so, the most effective is staging your home.

What is staging?

Staging is about the way you present your home to potential buyers, but it’s more than tidying up and adding a few fresh flowers. When you stage your home, you’re attempting to create an environment that prospective buyers can envision themselves in, one that connects with them on an emotional level and motivates them to purchase your property. A well-staged home provides a great first impression and projects a lifestyle and ambiance that buyers want to emulate.

Why Staging is Important

Simply put, staging helps your home sell much faster than it would otherwise. No matter what is happening to the real estate market, when you want to sell your home- you need to make look amazing. Whatever the asking price, its appearance needs to be flawless and that’s where staging comes in. An effective staging emphasizes a property’s strengths and minimizes its weak points. Also, most buyers have trouble figuring out what THEY can do with a space, and staging creates a blank yet welcoming canvas for them to envision their future home.

Staging Advice

In the next few posts, the Home Team will be discussing a few tips on staging your home – from simple curb appeal enhancing advice, to kitchen staging tips and more. Tune in next week where we discuss curb appeal 101!