Dos And Donts Of Staging Your Home For Sale

Dated: 02/11/2018

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Staging plays a crucial role in selling your home in Maryland and is a crucial element when it comes to marketing and catching potential buyers’ attention. Now is the time to create a big impression on them so that they start to make offers. You know you have to put your best foot forward and hope to create the desired impression on your visitors. Here are certain do’s and don’ts regarding staging that you should keep in mind when trying to prepare it for showings.

Do’s of staging

  • Clean as much as you can

There is no substitute to cleaning. If you cannot make your home sparkling clean or you don’t have time to do it due to your busy schedule, you can always hire services of a professional cleaning company.

  • De clutter

Give the visitor a chance to visualize the area with as little furniture as possible. Remove all heavy furniture items and other household objects that could distract the buyer.

  • Improve curb appeal

Do not neglect the curb appeal as many buyers decide to buy the property even before setting their foot inside. Prune the shrubs, remove dead leaves, clean the drive way, and place pots with flowering plants.

  • Depersonalize the home

Get rid of your pets for a while, remove their items, get rid of all odors, and remove all mementos and family heirlooms.

  • Paint the home new

Nothing works more effectively than a paint job. It will give a fresh look to the walls and create a good impression on the visitors besides brightening up the interiors.

Staging don’ts

  • Don’t assume house will sell on its own

No matter what the location and the price, don’t assume the home will sell on its own without making any effort.

  • Do not overspend to prepare the home

Do not break the budget by spending too much money on upgrades and repairs. 

  • Do not handle staging alone

If it’s the first time you’re selling a property in Maryland, it’s wise and strategic to ask for help from your agent and friends if you do not know how to do staging.

  • Do not take comments personally

Detach yourself emotionally from your home (though it is difficult) and try to present it just like any other product. Take comments from agent and visitors in a constructive way rather than getting upset.

People usually take home staging pretty lightly. With the new innovation in home staging, buyers are drawn to buy well-organized homes which can suit their personality and lifestyle. So if home staging is not your cup of tea or not high on your priority list, you should contact professionals to ensure you bring out the best in your home.

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