In a challenging market, staging your home could be the deciding factor in a quick sell and a lengthy transaction.
According to the National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Staging Report, 77% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
Knowing this statistic, homeowners can benefit from learning basic staging tips.
Below, we provide a list of items fit for storage when staging a home that will attract buyers.
Pack Away Personal Items
When staging your home, think like a potential buyer. Focus your attention on staging each room to create a welcoming and comfortable environment. If you have personal items strewn throughout your home, it may be difficult for the buyer to visualize their own possessions in the space.
Take some time to clear out the following items:
- Bikes, ATVs, cars and boats.
- Children artwork and toys.
- Craft supplies.
- Family portraits and photo albums.
- Memorabilia and trinkets.
- Pet toys and products.
Allowing potential buyers to envision the space as their own will help in the selling process. Depersonalize your home as much as you can by putting the above items in a self-storage unit.
Remove Items That Show Signs of Wear and Tear
To make your home as appealing as it can be for potential buyers, it’s smart to remove and/or replace items that show signs of wear and tear. Consider recycling or transferring the following items to a storage unit:
- Broken light fixtures.
- Damaged shutters, fences and gutters.
- Old, tattered furniture.
- Outdated appliances.
- Ripped window screens.
- Worn out rugs.
Reallocating or trashing some of these items will allow you to show your home in its best light.
When staging take time to declutter your home so it appears spacious and appealing to potential buyers. All built-in cabinets, closets and pantries are fair game for interested homebuyers to examine. To ensure these areas are displayed in their best light, consider storing the following items:
- Cleaning supplies.
- Excess furniture.
- Extra linens and bedding.
- Gardening tools.
- Kitchen accessories.
- Moving supplies (yard signs, brochures and boxes).
- Off-season clothes and shoes.
- Off-season holiday decorations.
Before you list your home on the market, take the appropriate steps to stage your space. By removing, replacing and refreshing the items listed above, you can guarantee your home sells in no time.
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