Staging your home to market your property can give you a huge edge on the competition. Home staging can make an incredible difference on the saleability of your home, especially in a competitive market like todays. It’s more important than ever to make sure yours stands out. Home staging will help you sell your home faster and for more money. It’s no secret – home staging works. So, how can you use it in your home? With an interior design background we at Bees Homes know the home staging tips that make the most difference. It’s why we included “Staging” in our approach to helping our vendors get top $ and why we differ from the majority. Here are the first five home staging tips in our top ten that everyone should be doing. They are all easy to implement and most require hardly any tim

Part 1

  1. Maximize the curb appeal.

First impressions count – some buyers will drive by before deciding whether to request a viewing or attend an open house so make these potential buyers fall in love with your home from the street by adding potted plants and flowers, power-washing patios and walkways, weeding the garden, mowing the lawn and cut any trees covering up the windows. Adding seasonal pots by the front door for some colour will brighten up concrete or brick steps and freshly painted front doors with new mailboxes and house numbers are an easy way to create maximum impact without costing a lot.

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  1. Make it shine.

Think spring clean; dust, mop, hoover, clean the windows and even the dog and the cat. Buyers will look in your cupboards, under your sinks and in your closets. And pay particular attention to odours – ask a friend to come by for a smell test.

  1. Let there be light.

Lighting plays a vital role however often overlooked when getting a property ready for sale so renew the look of the room by replacing old or dated light fixtures. Install new light switches (if dated), brighter modern lights to make your home seem sunny, cheerful and up to date. Remember, lighting is the most effective way to set a mood.

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  1. Declutter & depersonalize.

Buyers need to see your home, not your stuff and nothing more discourage buyers than a cluttered house. Excessive personal items i.e. collections, personal awards, photos, and collectibles will make it difficult for buyers to see past your style and may deter a sale. Pack it all up to make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves, and their belongings, in your home.

  1. Invest in new artwork.

Displaying new artwork is a great way to breathe new life into a room. Photography can be used to contemporize a room and add a splash of colour as well. Why not try to do a wall with a collage of different frames?

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Part two to follow.