Home Selling Success

Tips for Staging Your Home

The first step to selling your Pickerington home? Staging it like a champ! The minute a buyer passes through your front door, you want them to fall in love with your home. To do this, you should follow our home staging tips below. Have any questions about specific details within your home? Give us a call to discuss your options.

The Exterior

It's All About Curb Appeal

Take a good long look at your front yard. If you were a new buyer, would you want to come inside? The outside of your home should be pristine and inviting.

To do that, we recommend having it power washed, painting the front door a fresh new color, performing thorough yard maintenance (mowing the lawn, weeding the flower bed, trimming the shrubbery), replacing any tarnished house numbers, cleaing your gutters, and getting rid of any excessive yard decorations like gnomes or flamingos.

Have a Porch? Make it Shine

Tidy up your front porch! Who doesn't love spending afternoons and early evenings out on the porch, enjoying the weather and pleasant conversation. Consider decorating your front door with a seasonal wreath, touching up the shutters on your windows, and purchasing a new doormat to invite potential buyers inside.

Cleaning & Repairs

Start Decluttering

This is the biggest part of staging your home. You absolutely have to get rid of all clutter. Consider having a garage sale or making a donation to a local charity. Go through every room of your home and get rid of all trash, loose papers, old clothing, and anything else that's taking up space.

Finish Up Any Repairs

Make sure all your appliances are in good working order, and you've finished any home improvement projects before buyers walk through teh door. Consider replacing old light switches with dimmers, upgrading water fixtures, and painting your walls a fresh, stylish color to appeal to new buyers.

Seriously, Clean EVERYTHING

This goes with decluttering. Hiring a professional cleaning service is often worth it, or at least dedicated a weekend to really making your home shine. There should be absolutely no dust, grime, dirt, loose pet hair, or any funny smells anywhere in your home.

The Decor

Remove Familiar Affects

Have any family pictures, kids' drawings, or other personal decor hanging up? Best to take it down as part of your staging. When a buyer tours your home, they want to be able to picture themselves living there. That's why it's important to create a neutral palette within your home.

Balance Furniture Accordingly

When you're staging, you want to complement the natural space and size of your home. Consider hiring a storage unit to house any extra large pieces of furniture that don't do your space justice.

It's All About the Details

Fill it with Light

Open all the blinds and shades, turn on extra lights, and consider opening the windows (if seasonally appropriate) to let the light in! Buyers want to see a home that's bright and inviting. Consider updating your porch or exterior lights as well. After all, you never know when buyers will do a night time drive by to see what your home looks like after dark!

Cultivate an Atmosphere

Light a candle (no crazy scents!), put out a bowl of potpourri, or use an air freshener to make sure your home smells inviting.

Take advantage of the current season by adding in some tasteful decor. For example, if it's fall consider hanging a fall wreath or setting out a bowl of apples on the kitchen table.

Sell Your Pickerington Home with Ease

If you're ready to sell your Pickerington home, then it's time to contact the Shaffer Team. These handy home-staging tips are just the beginning of what we have to offer our home sellers. Give us a call today and let's sell your home together.