Most people know that staging a home is an important part of selling a home. If you’re thinking about selling, your real estate agent will most likely talk to you about this process and explain why it’s so important period in the meantime, this guide explains.
What is Home Staging?
Home staging is the act of making your home as appealing as possible. Ideally, everyone who visits your home well find it attractive and get good “vibes” from it. Though you can’t please everyone, it’s worth giving it your best shot. A properly staged home is one that resembles a model home in a new subdivision; the decor is neutral, the furnishings are just right for the space and the entire home is spotlessly clean.
Home Staging FAQ
Check out these common questions about home staging. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, you can ask your agent when they come to your home as part of your free home valuation or to discuss your listing.
How Much Does Professional Staging Cost?
Professional home staging costs vary widely depending on the number of rooms you stage, how much furniture and other accessories the stager needs to bring in, and the size of your home. The best way to find out how much professional staging will cost you is to speak with a stager who can give you a quote specific to your home. With that said, you could spend anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars on home staging.
Can You Stage Your Own Home to Sell?
You can absolutely stage your own home. There are plenty of resources available on this website to help you (see the later section, “Where Can I Get More Information on Home Staging,” to learn more).
Proper staging starts with thorough cleaning. After your home is cleaned, you can remove excess furniture and rearrange what’s left, take down personalized decor and replace it with more neutral items, and ensure that it’s set up so buyers can see that your home is easy to maintain and enjoy.
What Are the Most Important Rooms to Stage When You’re Selling Your Home?
Every room is important in home staging, but some are more important than others are. Generally, most people stage the kitchen, living room and bedrooms to start. That’s because buyers spend a lot of time evaluating these rooms, and spaces like the kitchen can even make or break a deal.
What About Cleaning?
You can’t stage your home until it’s been cleaned thoroughly. For many people, the best option is to hire a professional cleaning company to come in once and give everything a good deep cleaning; that simplifies things so that all you have to worry about is maintaining the professionals’ work while your home is on the market.
However, if hiring a professional cleaning team isn’t in the cards for you, that’s okay. It just means that you’ll need to take a day or two to scour your home from top to bottom, paying special attention to heavily trafficked areas and hitting all the hot spots.
Can You Sell an Empty Home?
Selling an empty home presents unique challenges, but it’s definitely possible. However, your real estate agent may suggest that you hire a professional home stager and rent furniture to help buyers visualize themselves living in your space. If you’re faced with the prospect of selling an empty home because you’ve already moved, talk to your agent about your options.
Where Can I Get More Information on Home Staging?
Check out the following resources to get more information on home staging:
- 5 air-purifying plants to use in home staging
- 3 tips for staging a guest bathroom that can help you sell fast
- 5 issues home staging can’t fix
- 7 tips to make a small bathroom look bigger
- How to stage a foyer (with photos)
- The ultimate spring staging checklist for homes in DC Ranch
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 480-360-0281 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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