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Effectively Staging Your Home to Sell

Planning for the Future | 03/27/20


Senior woman staging her home to sell by adding light colors to the living area.

Selling a house may seem like a daunting task right now – but there are tips and tricks along the way that help make the process smooth and result in a successful sale. One of these tricks is to take the time to stage your home.

A 2017 National Association of Realtors survey found that 49% of buyers’ agents believe staging affects most buyers’ views of a home, and 77% say it’s easier for people to visualize the staged property as their future home.

We’re often used to seeing picture-perfect homes, whether it be in magazines or in online listings. By strategically placing furnishings and decorations in the home, your house looks its best when selling. Staging your home offers a neutral background that allows a potential buyer to imagine themselves living in it. Keep reading for a few tips on how to stage your home for a quick sale.

Staging Homes for Sale Tips

Boost Your Curb Appeal: The outside of your home is the first thing potential buyers see in person. Whether it be driving by for the initial glace or walking up to the front door for a tour, it’s important to make a positive first impression. Mow your lawn, wash your front windows and upgrade features such as the porch lights and walkway.

Clear the Clutter: A neat and tidy living space appeals to the greatest number of people. While organizing your belongings can take time and patience, it’s well worth the effort to clear the clutter and open up your space.

Stage the Most Important Rooms First: Generally speaking, the kitchen, living room and master bedroom are the highest priority for potential buyers. Make these rooms a focus when it comes to how much time and money you spend on staging.

Make Minor Repairs: That scratch on the wall or wobbly doorknob could be easy to ignore for you – but making those minor repairs removes the possibility of a potential buyer questioning their decision based on something insignificant that can be easily fixed. Finishing even the smallest projects can improve the selling potential of your house.

Aim for a Light Look: A sophisticated, soft color palette for the walls and furniture makes your house look more pulled together and ready for new homeowners. And by opening windows and updating light fixtures, your house will appear brighter and more appealing.

Move Ahead with The Moorings at Lewes

The Moorings at Lewes offers the Move Ahead program to residents making the move to our community. This offering means no worries during the moving process, as we’ll be with you every step of the way. We offer a variety of services to simplify your move and ensure a smooth transition to our senior living community, including home staging, sorting and decluttering your belongings, packing and moving, hosting an estate sale and more.

Contact us today to learn more about making The Moorings at Lewes your new home.