How To: Stage a House on a Budget
Staging a house is an important step in the selling process, but it can be expensive. Luckily, we at TPS have complied tips and tricks on How To: Stage A House On A Budget! Read more to find out what you should focus your time and money on, and what is less important to a potential buyer.
A lot of work can be done to a house just by deep cleaning the interior and exterior. The exterior is the first look of the house that potential buyers will look at, so maximize its curb appeal as much as possible. Then start packing! Experts recommend packing up each room by 30%, as this will show off more space. Next is decluttering, not to be confused with hiding away random objects. Start to throw away or donate items you will not use.
Also, focus on tabletops and countertops as well. Wipe down all the spaces, and place minimal items, such as flower vases or decorations, to show how the space can be used.
Potential buyers will open your closets! Make sure it’s organized and looks minimalistic, to again showcase all the space. Don’t feel pressured to remove everything; buyers want to see how the space will work for them.
After deep cleaning, focus on maximizing the space. The purpose of the house isn’t what works best for you anymore; the space has to appeal to a potential buyer as much as possible. You can focus on bigger spaces like the living room, bedrooms, and the kitchen to show how the space can be used. Bathrooms and closets don’t need to have extra decorations. On the other hand, buyers can appreciate staging a small room to show how furniture would fit in the space.
Decorating is the next step, and it doesn’t have to be expensive! Reuse the furniture you have to make the space feel cozy and stylish, or borrow furniture from family or friends. Use plants and accent pieces to tie all the furniture of a space together. Spend time on your entryway so that it is bright, warm, neutral, clean, and inviting. Use decorations that make the home feel well-loved to appeal to potential buyers. Buying a house is an emotional decision, so add decorations that make people feel welcomed.
Staging a house doesn’t have to cost much, and with this advice, you’ll be able to present a house that will attract a future owner. Transforming Property Solutions is located at 223 W 3rd Street, Sanford, FL 32771. For more information, investors and realtors are encouraged to call 407-375-2317 or visit online at ww.transformingpropertysolutions.com.