Staging Tips

When listing your home, you have to remember that potential buyers are looking at a lot of other homes besides just yours. You have to do something that will not only compete with the others but stand out as well.

Here are some simple tips to keep your home memorable.

 - NOT ONLY CLEAN BUT SANITIZE

Make sure your home is clean and smells clean. If there are pet odors, mold odors or just off scents, this will create a memorable effect, but not the one you want. Don't just mask the odors but find the source and clean them out for good.

 - KEEP THE FLOW OF THE ROOMS FREE

Make sure that you are not restricting the movement from one room to another. Let buyers easily access the rooms. Remember, they will usually be accompanied by an agent and maybe several other people. Although it's not typical for people to traverse their home as a group, they will be doing this at a showing. By keeping walk ways and areas as open as possible it will give them the sense it's not a crowded house.

 - KEEP ROOMS AS THEY WERE INTENDED

Don't have a desk in the living or dining room. Keep offices, kid's room and dining rooms as they were originally meant to be. You are basically telling the buyers what each room is for. If it is clean, well orgainized and not cluttered, the effect is accurate.

 - USE COLOR IN ACCENTS

Don't paint the walls all red but in a beige room, have red pillows or patterned lamp shades. Patterns and colors are ok in low moderation. Don't distract the buyers from the square footage of the room but accessorize it with the right furnishings.

 - PRETEND YOUR HOME IS A HOTEL

By thinking this way it allows you to have every room as if it was a resort. Fresh towels in the bathroom. Clearly accessible appliances but well organized and clean. Go through each room. Would a fancy hotel have a picture of the hotel owners over the mantle? Probably not. Take this into account.

These are just a couple simple tips. Remember to tour your competition especially model homes for tips and ideas. For specific staging of your Tacoma home or property please call us anytime. We have experts that help our sellers offer the buyers the best they can.


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