What is staging, anyway? It’s all about removing things that make your house look smaller, drab or dated. The key to staging is simplicity and helping prospective buyers get to a mental and visual place where they can picture themselves buying and living in your home. Done right, staging will lend itself to a faster home sale at a higher price.

You can begin by focusing on these staging basics:

Declutter – Remove “you” from the home (meaning pictures and personal items). Replace personal photos with scenery or postcards. A good rule to follow is to have no more than three items on any surface. Remove all items from kitchen counters and store them away.

Neutralize – Neutralize the rooms with light- colored paint, like creams, tans and white. Keep bright colors to a minimum and use neutral and/or natural colors that can work with many different styles.

Keep It Clean – Nothing sells better than a clean and well-maintained home. Always keep your home feeling and smelling clean for showings. Some inexpensive upgrades that can make a huge difference to the buyer include:
• New bed treatment (especially for the master bedroom)
• New towels
• Fresh paint
• Replacing old lamps or lighting fixtures

Need some help? I’m here to help you every step of the way.

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Pictured above: 1402 Bobbins Ridge in Clementson Ranch has 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, with multiple living and dining spaces. This home has gorgeous wood floors throughout, with no carpet. The master bedroom is down, in addition to a second bedroom and full bath. No city taxes in this country setting that is minutes from the city. The absolutely stunning lot, with amazing, unobstructed views, complete this perfect home package. Listed by my Nix Realty Company colleague Jill Fitch. Let’s go see it!