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Tips For Staging a Home To Sell

March 3, 2021

Tips For Staging a Home To Sell


In case you haven’t heard: Now is a great time to buy a new HistoryMaker home. We have a variety of available homes, so you can buy before prices increase - and you don’t have to worry about a bidding war. (Plus, interest rates are still at historic lows. Lock in your deal now!) 

But before you can make your move to your new HistoryMaker home, you have one final to-do on your list: sell your current home. This is where staging comes in. Effective staging isn’t just for show; it’s a proven way to increase traffic. So take the time to stage each room to best show off its assets, and downplay its flaws. Staging your home the right way will ensure that your home sells quickly while maximizing its sales price. 

Take a look at a few of our favorite tips and tricks when it comes to the art of staging.

How To Stage a Home for Sale


Declutter: First and foremost, it’s crucial to go through every single room to clean up the “clutter zones” (areas with old keepsakes, outdated decor, and things to throw away). Pack up or discard the clutter to make the space feel open and inviting. This also makes moving much easier!


Clean Everything: Shower doors, tubs, and tile walls should gleam. The kitchen must be spotless. Closets, drawers, and cabinets should be organized and neat. Put a fresh coat of paint on the walls and woodwork. Every room must be pristine. 

Make Quick Fixes: Look for “quick fixes,” small cosmetic changes that make a big impact. These could include removing old rugs to show off the hardwood floors, taking down the curtains, changing lampshades, etc. Remember, even the littlest adjustments go a long way.

Edit Your Furniture: When it comes to the furniture, it’s essential to see your home through a buyer’s eyes. Keep color, style, and function in mind so you can make the most confident and informed choice. Then, make a final decision on what should stay and what should go. 


Accessorize Carefully: Choose accessories and art pieces that make your home look its absolute best both in person and in pictures. The vast majority of potential buyers see your home in photos online before they see it in person, so everything should be about that crucial first impression.

Stand Out: Make your home appear unique with just a few fun touch-ups. Change the color of your front door to something like red or robin’s egg. Hang multiple mirrors on the walls to create a wide open feel. Paint the walls with trending grays or off-whites to evoke calm and happiness. 

Keep it Simple: De-personalize each room so a buyer can envision making it their very own. This may feel strange in a place that holds so much warmth and comfort, but you can rest assured that the next homeowners will continue what you’ve started.

A buyer’s first impression could make or break a deal, so it’s important to stage your home the right way. When you understand where the eye goes first, as well as what’s pleasant and positive, and what needs a change, you can make the best adjustments to not only impress buyers, but win them over and start your move.

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Friendly staff, always available to answer questions and made the process easy.

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Villages of Carmel

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