Any clever home staging tips?

Besides the obvious things that everyone mentions like de-cluttering, cleaning, painting in neutral colors, removing personal items, etc. Does anyone have any good (cheap) clever tips? I have to stage the outside of the house too. Thanks!

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  • 8 years ago
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    If you will be staging rather than just leaving your own furniture until it sells, keep styles basic and relatively inexpensive. Use colorful spreads on the beds, but you don't need sheets or any other bedding. Small throw pillows on the sofa and maybe the beds are nice to create a theme such as kids room. Coordinating colors/fabrics is good, but probably don't have everything thing the same. Don't use a lot of fancy electronics. Use curtains or blinds instead of empty windows. Curtains should be kept open to allow people to peek in windows from outside.

    Keep the outside clean, including the windows. Fix any broken gutters. Plant a few flowers. Fertilize and re-seed areas of the yard if needed. Mow and water regularly. Avoid putting out kids toys, bbq grills, outdoor furniture, or things like that.

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  • 8 years ago

    Just declutter and make the home as neutral as possible. Make it as close to a clean cut blank canvas as possible so people can imagine making it theirs. Also, do NOT put any family photos (no photos, in fact) or religious items up. Take down the crosses, pictures of grandkids etc.

    Just make sure the lawn is cut and everything looks neat and orderly. Put away the garbage cans from the driveway etc.

    No need to get super fancy! Just make sure it's neat and tidy.

    Source(s): realtor
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  • 8 years ago

    One thing to remember is you have 10 seconds to impress a potential buyer! That being said, the most important thing is for everything to be picture-perfect. Create a space where buyers can walk through that has enough neutrality for them to imagine it to be their own. The furnishings should match the vibe you want the room to give off, and everything should be as open and clean as possible.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!

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  • 8 years ago

    painting is the key

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