The many advantages of staging a home to sell!
If you've ever sold a home, or spoken to a friend who's in the process of selling a home, chances are you've heard the term 'staging' come up.
Staging your home is an excellent way to give your home the visual appeal that buyers want to see. Especially if you're selling a home that's vacant.
In the case of a vacant home, staging is so important because it helps potential buyers visualize living in the home. In some cases a vacant home can be very difficult to picture furnished. Especially is the home has a unique or smaller layout.
When selling a home with smaller bedrooms and living space, you want to be able to help buyers see the potential with the space. Besides, an empty home doesn't tend to feel like home.
If you're listing your home while you're still living in it, staging with your own furniture and belongings is the most budget friendly way to go!
Some realtors will even help homeowners prepare their home to list, and advise them the best ways to ensure their home shows wonderfully.
Professional home stagers and staging consultants are another great way to prep your home to sell. However a bit more costly than the DIY staging method, they do a great job visually prepping a home for the market!
If you're thinking of putting your home on the market in the near future, an excellent idea is to get on Youtube, and Pinterest, binge a little HGTV, and take notes! Most interior design and decor shows include a staging segment right before the renovation reveal, and you can learn a ton of tips and tricks just by paying attention to the various design elements that are talked about throughout the episodes.
As a Realtor, I'm always taking note of things I see on TV and Youtube channels, that can help me assist my clients prepare their homes to list, and even help my buyer clients visualize a blank canvas of a home as their own.
A few of my favourite Interior Design shows and channels to turn to for staging, design and DIY inspiration are...
Fixer Upper (HGTV)
Masters of Flip (HGTV)
Home Town (HGTV)
Vintage Flip (HGTV)
Reno My Reno (Netflix)
Mr. Kate (Youtube)
Houzz TV (Youtube)
Studio McGee (Youtube)
Feel Free to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
I'd love to hear any suggestions of new channels or shows to keep my eye open for and check out!