Buyers' Guide

Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home in 2023

9 March 2023 Written by Arpan

Are you looking to sell your home?

Staging is a great way to make your property stand out from the rest. It can be as simple as adding some flowers, changing the lighting, or rearranging furniture. You don't have to spend a lot of money on staging either - there are plenty of ways to do it on a budget!

Here are 5 easy and inexpensive staging techniques that will help you get more offers for your property in less time. Check them out below!

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1. Add a Few Plants to the Entrance

This is an easy and quick way to give your property a fresh look and make it seem more welcoming. Adding plants to the entrance will provide some color in a dark space, as well as help people transition from outside into your home. I recommend using potted houseplants. Plants can relax people and make them happy, so this is a great technique and houseplants are easy and low cost.

This technique also works great for homes that are on narrow lots with limited entrances because it gives visitors a focal point for your front door. Remember to keep lawns and yards well-maintained, and don't let trash pile up in front of the property.

2. Remove Clutter

You want to make sure that the space is as visible and eye-catching as possible. Clear out any old furniture or unnecessary items by putting them in storage. You want to make sure that the space is as visible and eye-catching as possible, so remove anything you don't need from where it's at, whether those are pieces of furniture or other things like decorations, plants, toys, and books.

It might sound counter-intuitive, but clearing out space can make it appear larger. With an empty surface, there are no distractions from the most important reason for staging: appealing to potential buyers!

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3. Simple and Consistent Decorating In Each Room

A common mistake people make when they're staging their home is to put too much on the walls. You should never over decorate in a room because it will look cluttered and messy. Instead, keep one type of decoration, i.e. paintings or photos - in each room so that everything has a uniform appearance without clashing.

  • Decorate with color schemes that work well for different rooms
  • Use mirrors to make your space look bigger and brighter
  • Display plants throughout the house to add a fresh touch

4. Stage Welcoming Furniture

This is one of the most important pieces of a living room and can create contrasting or complementary colors, textures, patterns, and sizes. Whether you're staging an upscale contemporary home with clean lines and bright white walls or an older Victorian-style home filled with dark wood furniture that needs lightening up - there is a couch for you!

Put your furniture in clusters to make the space look more spacious and welcoming. If you're just looking for a place to start, consider investing in one or two pieces of furniture that will make your space stand out. For example, an oversized modern sofa with simple lines and clean white cushions next to delicate console tables and lamps on the floor. Changing up textures is key!

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5. Use Engaging Aromas

When people are coming to view your home, an overlooked staging tactic is to use smell to your advantage. Baking a loaf of bread, or even just turning on the oven for a few minutes to warm up a pizza is an easy way to make your home smell inviting.

People are more likely to buy a home if it smells good. The smell of baked goods, in particular, is comforting and makes people feel at home right away. If you want to sell your house quickly or for top dollar, make sure the place has an inviting aroma by baking bread from scratch or using store-bought products like par-baked rolls that can be warmed up at the last minute. You could also consider adding scented candles around your property so visitors have something pleasant to enjoy when they’re walking through your front door.

Finally, keep the windows open as much as possible during showings so prospective buyers get a sense of how fresh and welcoming your living space really is!

6. Setting Final Touches

Buyers will spend more on a home if it is staged. It can be worth your time and money!

A few techniques for finishing touches include:

  • Aromas. A pleasant smell can make the buyer feel comfortable. Spray a light mist of perfume or cologne in different areas to create an inviting scent that will linger on their clothes for hours later.
  • Plants. Keep your clients feeling at home by having houseplants around, as these plants usually absorb air-borne pollutants.
  • Couches. Some of the best couches to use would be simple, and neutral colored. They will fit in with any style of home and are a classic choice that is always popular!
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If you would like to learn more about staging your home and discover more tips to find the right buyer or tenant, then please contact the Private Client team at today.