Yes, you can stage your own home.
Staging your home can have a dramatic impact on its marketability and ultimately, its sales price.
Many prospective home sellers believe staging a home requires the services of a high priced consultant or industry guru.
Yet in most cases, a seller can do a perfectly good job of staging his or her own home.
Staging consists of just three steps:
De-clutter. Time to throw out or donate that sweatshirt you haven’t worn since college. And those CD’s you haven’t played since the Clinton Administration need to go too.
De-personalize. I’m not saying purge the entire house, but leaving just a few photos or personal items will imbue the property with a more neutral feel, which helps the prospective buyer visualize living in the house.
Cleaning. It may seem obvious but many sellers overlook this simple step. A thorough cleaning of the entire house can work wonders.
Follow these three simple steps and put your listing ahead of the pack.