While professional home staging is not always worth the expense, there are some instances when home staging really makes a difference. Not every home needs to be professionally staged with rented furniture and this is where your real estate agent should give you direction. For those home sellers who don’t need to bring in rental furniture, but want to spend some time and energy on sprucing up their home for sale, check out these quick and easy tips on home staging on a budget.
- Clean your home from top to bottom. It’s not that expensive to hire a professional to wash the windows; dollar for dollar, your return on investment will be five to one!
- Declutter, donate, sell, eliminate. Go through your belongings and then go through them again. 90% of my clients tell me they brought “stuff” to their new home that they ended up tossing in the trash. Rent a safety deposit box for your valuables and move them before your home goes on the market. Remove all of your refrigerator magnets.
A pop of color. Remember real estate beige? Neutral is still good but a pop of color brings life to any room. Add colorful accessories (pillows, throws) or paint an accent wall to bring instant vitality to any room.
- Fresh flowers or a bowl of fresh fruit are simple inexpensive ways to bring life to the kitchen and other rooms in your home.
Remember your first showings are online and you should now be ready for your professional photo shoot. You should also check out the six most important things to consider when selling your home for more ideas!