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5 Unlikely Areas that Make a Big Staging Impact
When it comes time to sell your home, staging is all the rage these days. Potential buyers expect to see a well-groomed property similar to what is shown everyday on home makeover shows on TV. There are many staging tips that are common sense. However, there are several unlikely areas that can make a big staging impact. These areas are easy to forget, but can pack a lot of punch when it comes to selling your home.
If you have a personal mailbox, this is one area that you may want to consider touching up with your staging wand. The mailbox will be one of the first things a potential buyer sees when they come to your home. Consider adding a fresh coat of paint, or perhaps even replacing the mailbox, for a good first impression.
Have a bathroom decked out hues of pink or green tile from a foregone age? Did you know it's possible to modernize the look of the bathroom without ripping all of that out? Consider reglazing the existing tile in a bright white. Reglazing can be as cheap as a few hundred dollars and you can instantly bring your bathroom forward several decades.
Find the original purpose
For your family the office or the dining room may be better suited as a playroom. However, when you're selling your home it's important to restore rooms to their original purchase. Even if this means renting some furniture while your home is listed, it will be worth the time and effort. It's important for buyers to see the original intent of the rooms so they can more easily envision themselves in the space.
Let in the light
Lighting can often be an overlooked aspect of home staging, but it is critical to the impression your home makes. You will want to make sure windows are cleaned and heavy drapes are either removed or pulled back. On cloudy days, make sure there is sufficient lighting on in each room to provide a warm and bright atmosphere. You may want to consider investing in a few new lamps before you list your home.
Set the tone
It is not a bad idea to connect to potential buyers on an emotional level, especially if you're selling a family home. Consider writing up a one page letter about life in the house and framing it on the kitchen counter. If potential buyers connect to the home on an emotional level, they are more likely to make an offer! This can also help the buyers envision their life in the space.
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