Are you planning on selling your home soon or in the next few years? If so, I recommend staging as it can help you sell your home faster and at the best price possible. Staging is better than leaving a home vacant with no furnishings or accessories. Even using your own furniture is better than leaving a space empty as it helps potential buyers visualize what their future home could look like. That’s the key. You want to stage your home in an elegant yet beautiful way to show that it’s been lived in, but also helps buyers imagine what it would be like if it was their home. I recently completed a staging job for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in Haight Ashbury that sold for 1.2 million. The client wanted to use their existing furniture and they had a wonderful art collection that was used for staging. If they didn’t stage their home and left it vacant, I doubt it would have sold at that price. That’s why staging your home whether it’s using your own furniture, renting furniture, or using a staging company is so important. Check out some tips and suggestions to help you when it comes time to sell your home.
Clear clutter and organize
Before you even start thinking about staging your home, clear away all your clutter. No one, especially potential buyers want to see a home full of clutter. Remove anything that doesn’t make you happy and you have no use for anymore. I know it may be hard to part with something if you have had it for so long, but if it no longer has a purpose and doesn’t give you joy, it’s time to let it go. You’ll be glad you did. So get rid of any old furnishings, books, clothes, artwork, accessories, toys, etc… that you haven’t used in a few years and donate it to goodwill or donate to your family and friends. Clearing clutter will clear your mind and prepare you for selling your home.
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