When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are important - and in almost every home showing, you have one chance to impress potential buyers. That’s why it’s important to highlight all of the things that are great about your home, and allow potential buyers to envision themselves living there - and loving it. 

Selling your home in 2021 can feel like a challenge, but you can improve your success and get an offer much faster if you take the time for staging. Instead of just hoping for the best, implement the following tips our home selling experts have put together, so that you can place the sold sign on the lawn and move to your next home and chapter! 

1. Clear the Clutter

A home is meant to be lived in; we know. And it’s easy for everyday items that we use to be left out. However, when it comes to staging, these items should be stowed away. Homebuyers don't want to see counters full of kitchen gadgets or bathroom products. They want to see the space that will be available to them should they buy your house.

Make several passes from room to room and get rid of any clutter that distracts. 

2. Simple & Spacious 

You don't have to go buy a bunch of new furniture for successful staging. Keep it simple by using what you have. In fact, you may want to pare down the furniture that’s in your home if it feels too full or overwhelming. This helps rooms feel larger and more spacious, and gives homebuyers a better chance to envision their own pieces in the home. 

Tip: Many times, it is worth having a small storage unit to put additional furniture or excess decor in it. Minimalism and simplicity will help you attract serious buyers.

3. Remove Personalization

Your walls and shelves may be covered with treasured family memories, kids’ artwork and knick-knacks, but taking these personalized items and pieces down will not only allow potential buyers to envision their own life there, it will also give you a head start on packing for your next home!

4. Clean, Clean, Clean

Whether or not you regularly clean, you'll have to do so when showing a staged home. Potential buyers don't want to see messes, dust, grime or animal hair. That means you'll likely have to clean every day, or at least prior to each time a showing is scheduled. 

If necessary, hire someone to do it for you. 

5. Furniture Placement

Your current furniture arrangements may not be conducive to productive staging. The right real estate agent will be able to help you decide how to rearrange things in a better flow, to better highlight space in your home. 

6. Improve Curb Appeal

When it comes to your home’s exterior, this is the absolute first impression a potential homebuyer will have. It is also what may draw people to want to schedule a tour of your home if they are simply driving by.

Make sure your lawn is mowed and your landscaping looks neat and tidy. If you have chipped or worn paint anywhere, make sure it gets a new coat or is touched up appropriately. 

7. Add Light

Don't leave your blinds or curtains closed when you're staging your home. Let the natural light shine in, and add additional lighting with lamps.

Bright rooms often appear more spacious, so turn on any overhead or accent lighting, any time a potential buyer is coming by for a showing.

Partner With The Best, To Sell Your Home 

Selling your home shouldn't be a stressful ordeal. Partnering with the right real estate professionals is your first step to ensuring that your investment in your home pays off, that’s why you should consider Chapel Hill Realty Group. Our Chapel Hill area property listing services and experience allow you to focus on your move, while we manage your home sale from our initial consultation, to closing the deal and beyond. We pride ourselves on repeat business and are confident you'll come to understand why.

If you're ready to sell your home and want more tips and tricks for staging, contact our team online, or call us directly at (919) 942-4149 today!