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No-Cost Ways to Stage a Property

When you’re putting a house on the market, preparation and presentation can be keys to selling faster and for a better price. Home staging doesn’t have to be a costly, time-consuming process, especially if your seller’s house is already in good shape. Some of the biggest staging moves can be free.

Take a look at these no-cost home staging tips and make changes that can help your client’s home sell faster and for more money.

1. Lighten up the mood.

Brighten up the room by letting as much light shine in the house as possible. Open the blinds on all of the windows, which in addition to letting in more light will also make rooms seem bigger. Turn on all the lights in the house for showings, including lamps and closet lights. This well help make the home more welcoming, and also saves buyers from having to stumble around figuring out which switches turn on which lights.

2. Remove any extra storage.

Eliminate any plastic storage bins, over-the-door storage, above-cabinet storage, and extra racks in rooms. This is important because buyers never want to think they will outgrow a home. This will also show them there is plenty of storage space for them to grow into.

3. Rearrange your furniture.

You want there to be as much open, walkable space as possible. This helps buyers navigate the space, and also helps them better visualize their own furniture in each room. Put extraneous furniture in storage to get it out of the way, focusing on getting rid of any oversized pieces, damaged pieces, and those that that don’t match the rest of the room. With the furniture that’s left, rearrange it to make the room look and feel as spacious as possible.

Did you stage your home before resale? Share your experience with us in the comments.

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