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Staging Your Home

by Jason Mason

If you are putting your home on the market, there are a lot of decisions to be made. If you need your home to sell quickly, here are a few tips to help get it staged and looking great for photos and potential buyers.

Find some Inspiration

You can visit local model homes to get some decorating ideas for your home. Home furniture showrooms will often have their pieces nicely staged too. You want to look for the details that make things look put together. Bring a camera and take photos of the things you like and ask for paint colors if you see something you like on the walls. There are countless ways to find inspiration online. You can search by room for more specific ideas and save them all in one place so you can reference them as your putting together your own home. 

Set the Budget

Knowing what you have to spend will keep you on track. Staging your home is a great investment because you sell faster and save money in the long run. Make a list of the rooms you want to tackle and consider dividing the budget between the spaces. After the budget is done, you can set off to shop and have a plan that keeps your spending in check. If you want to pinch pennies, look for furniture in local showrooms, flea markets, or even yard sales. You can thrift for things like art and accessories or find discount stores that have affordable pieces. 

Clear the Clutter

Before you even begin to bring new pieces into your home, consider purging the house of what you're not going to keep. Staging a home does not mean cluttering rooms with beautiful hand-picked decor. You want to start with a clean and organized slate before adding your new treasures. Potential buyers will want to see a clean home that they can picture themselves in. All homes have unique smells so consider purchasing some scented wax melts or other air fresheners to help keep things fresh. These are details people will notice as they walk through your home. 

After you have cleaned your home, you can get busy rearranging things to look more like your inspiration. Add greenery, throw pillows, and furniture that will help highlight the natural qualities of the home. Staging a clean home will help you sell faster than your competitors and you may even walk away with more cash in your pocket. Use these tips to start the process in your home and find a good realtor to help you get on the market! For more information, visit home furniture showrooms near you.