Home Staging Can Help Sell Your Home


Impactful Home Staging Can Help Sell Your Cook County Home

1Impactful staging is one way you can help attract potential buyers and possibly sell your home faster. When a home is staged, viewers can visualize what a home may look like with their own furnishings and belongings added in. When a buyer is interested in a property, seeing themselves in it makes them more likely to make an offer.

You may wonder if this idea has any evidence to support it. The answer is yes, home staging has long been one of the key marketing strategies Realtors® use to help sell clients’ homes faster. The National Association of REALTORS® has released their 2017 Profile of Home Staging recently, providing vital insight about how and why impactful staging can help sell homes.

Key rooms to focus staging efforts include the kitchen, living room and master bedroom. While removing clutter, deep cleaning rooms and painting in neutral color are an excellent start for staging your home, there are additional staging ideas worth noting as well.

In the Kitchen- Be sure to remove all personal momentous from the refrigerator, and clean it inside and out along with other major appliances. Now is the time to clean out the cupboards and pantry. Add in kitchen organizers such as utensil trays in drawers, or portable wire shelves in cupboards to add the look of available storage space. Remove all portable appliances such as coffee makers or toaster ovens from counters, to open up counter space.

In the Living Room- Remove excess furniture. Keep a couch and one or two chairs and a small coffee table, that is enough. If your furniture has a unique pattern, you may want to use a neutral slip cover to tone down the pieces, buyers should see the room, not the plaid you love. Be sure to also remove family photos and personal items. Keep bookshelves clear except for a few pieces; this will make the room feel more open and give a sense of plenty of storage space.

2In the Master Bedroom- All personal belongings should be kept put away. Have a bin at the ready to remove your alarm clock, reading glasses or medication you may keep at your bedside during viewings. Clear your closet of non-seasonal clothing, keeping the bare minimum in, as like with bookshelves, open closet space will provide a sense of adequate storage. Use neutral colors for bedding and add in only a couple of throw pillows, too many pillows on a bed can make a room feel overcrowded.

Impactful staging can help sell your home. When you are ready to sell, or buy a home, you want to work with a Realtor® who genuinely wants to help you with all your real estate needs. My team and I are ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams