Staging a home for sale is a critical part of the selling process that can make a big difference in how quickly the property sells and at what price. Whether a home is empty or the client's furniture isn't cutting it, there are ways that real estate agents can stage a home to appeal to potential buyers. Here are some tips for agents on how to stage homes for sale:
If the home is empty, consider renting furniture to make the space feel warm and inviting. Rental companies offer furniture packages that include everything from sofas to beds, so you can create a cohesive look throughout the home.
Use Virtual Staging
If renting furniture isn't an option, virtual staging can be a great alternative. Virtual staging is the process of adding digital furniture and decor to photos of the empty rooms, creating a realistic and inviting look. Virtual staging is an affordable and convenient option that can save time and money compared to physical staging.
If the client's furniture is in the home, it's important to depersonalize the space. Remove any personal items such as family photos, trophies, or memorabilia, and replace them with neutral decor such as vases or artwork. The goal is to create a space that feels welcoming to potential buyers and allows them to envision themselves living in the home.
Even if the client's furniture is staying in the home, it may need to be rearranged to create a more welcoming and spacious feel. Start by removing any oversized or unnecessary pieces of furniture and rearrange the remaining pieces to create an open and inviting space.
Consider adding pops of color to the home with throw pillows, rugs, or artwork. Color can create a warm and inviting feel, and help potential buyers remember the home.
Highlight the Best Features
Whether it's a fireplace, a beautiful view, or unique architectural features, make sure to highlight the home's best features. Arrange furniture to draw attention to these features and create a focal point for potential buyers.
Finally, create a cozy and inviting ambiance with soft lighting, candles, and fresh flowers. These small touches can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that will make potential buyers feel at home.
By following these tips, agents can help their clients stage their homes for sale, whether the home is empty or filled with the client's furniture. A well-staged home can make a big difference in how quickly the property sells and at what price.