If you’re like many people planning to sell a home in DC Ranch (or any other community in Scottsdale), your real estate agent will most likely talk to you about the importance of home staging. Home staging is incredibly important because it makes your home as appealing as possible to a wide range of prospective buyers. With that said, there are seven areas of your home that you absolutely need to stage so buyers find your home irresistible. This guide explains.
7 Areas of Your Home You NEED to Stage to Sell
Check out the seven most important areas of your home – at least when it comes to home staging:
- Your kitchen
- Your living room
- Your primary bathroom
- Your storage areas (including closets)
- Cabinets, drawers and pantries
- Your outdoor living space
- Your garage
Here’s a closer look at each.
Hot Home Area #1 to Stage: Your Kitchen
Your kitchen is the centerpiece of your home. It’s often the first room potential buyers will notice, so it pays to stage this area as well as possible. Focus on giving the kitchen a clean, organized and inviting feel. Make sure all surfaces are wiped down and free of any clutter. Consider adding a few key accessories such as fresh flowers, a bowl of fruits, or even a row of colorful coffee mugs in the center island.
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Hot Home Area #2 to Stage: Your Living Room
Your living room should be one of the most inviting and visually appealing areas of your home. Make sure all seating is arranged to make the space look as open and inviting as possible. Add fresh throw pillows and blankets to the couch, or consider replacing the furniture altogether if it is looking a bit worn. Make sure all surfaces are clean and free of clutter; you may want to store some items in bins or boxes until after your home has sold.
Hot Home Area #3 to Stage: Your Primary Bathroom
Your bathroom is a key selling point for many buyers, so make sure it looks as fresh and inviting as possible. Give any tile work an intensive scrubbing, replace old fixtures with new ones, and add some lush towels and shower curtains to give the space a spa-like feel. Clean off any countertops or vanities from any personal items (such as toothbrushes, medication and other toiletries).
Hot Home Area #4 to Stage: Your Storage Areas (Including Closets)
Your home’s storage areas can be major determining factors for many buyers. Make sure all closets and other storage spaces are organized, with everything put away neatly and efficiently. Hang up any clothes or towels that are currently on the floor; similarly, wipe down shelves and organize any items that may have been left behind.
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Hot Home Area #5 to Stage: Cabinets, Drawers and Pantries
Your pantry is also an important area to consider when staging your home. Make sure everything is well-stocked, clean and organized. Rearrange items so they look attractive; you may want to add some attractive baskets or containers to help keep things in order. Wipe down surfaces, inside and out, then display items such as pretty kitchen towels or small jars of spices to give the space a more finished look.
Hot Home Area #6 to Stage: Your Outdoor Living Space
Your outdoor living space is also important when staging your home. Make sure all lawns and gardens are well-maintained, with any dead plants removed and replaced by lush foliage. Clear off decks and patios, then add furniture cushions and other items that will make the area look inviting. Clean up any grills or fire pits for an added touch; lighting can also help set a welcoming tone at night.
Hot Home Area #7 to Stage: Your Garage
Buyers need to see that your garage is organized; not because they care that you’re an organized person, but so that they can see they’ll have an easy time keeping it tidy. They also need to see that there’s plenty of room for their own vehicles inside. Sweep it clean and put away all tools, stored items and toys. Remove extra items such as boxes, sports equipment and holiday decorations that may be taking up space; you can rent a storage unit while your home is on the market if you need to. You can also add a few simple accessories like a rug or a workbench to give it an inviting feel.
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Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 602-694-3200 to find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers. If you’re also looking for a new home, we’d love show you any listing in the community. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to search for something that’s a perfect match for your needs.
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RE/MAX Fine Properties
21020 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255