Home Staging Tips

Spend Less Time on the Market With an Open House & Home Staging Techniques

Professional home staging is an established tactic used to sell a house here in Napa County. Home staging benefits include less time on the market and higher selling prices. Think about professional home staging for a faster home sale.

Home staging is part of preparing your home for sale. Staging concentrates energy on your home’s presentation to buyers and buyers’ agents while showing off the details of your home with thoughtfully placed furnishings and photos so that your home looks as if it’s more open and buyers can picture living in your home.

If your house is vacant, consider temporary furniture. The goal is for your house to look cozy as opposed to vacated. More days on the market are sure indicators of homes that didn’t get staged. As an agent in Napa County, I can help you stage your house so that your home sells as quickly as possible. Making ready your place for an Open House doesn’t have to be a nerve-racking experience. It can actually be a blast. Together, we’ll strive for an exceptional bid for your place.

Begin with these home staging tips and you’ll see that your house spends fewer months on the market after listing:

 

Curb Appeal

Start with the exterior of your home, also called your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your home from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What awesome features seem to fade into the background? Acknowledging this helps us to choose what steps we can take to draw buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn’t at its best on the outside with refreshed paint and blooming greenery it’s time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and increase your house’s final selling price.

Welcome  Home

Does your house seem to say, “This is Your Next House” to a buyer? Looking through your place from a buyer’s perspective, I’ll recommend changes that improve Open House appeal. I’ll tell you eliminate anything that gives the look of clutter. Counter tops should be cleared off. Brick-a-brack, sentimental items, family photos, and play time works of art should get moved out of sight. We need to “generalize” the house so buyers can imagine it as their new home.

Every room gets a once-over. I’ll note the pieces of furniture that should be put in storage, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that need polishing, and any other improvement that can inexpensively be made to positively impact the sale.

Buyers like to see a residence that invites them inside. Personal items that could be “loud” should be removed so that your house will have impress buyers at every showing.

Setting the Stage

Home Staging TipsDuring your Open House, we’re doing well if we’re engaging the buyer’s senses. Shadows are critical and we’ll open curtains, and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. We’ll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and assure a delightful fragrance circulates from every area. We’ll make use of cozy-looking throws, and place pillows on your chairs and bed. We want buyers to feel like your home is their future home.