When it comes to staging your house, the key is to highlight all the strengths of your home so you can grab the attention of prospective buyers. If you’re preparing your home for the selling process, now is a great time to look over these helpful staging tips so you can make the most of the space you’re putting on display.

1. Keep Furniture In Mind

Don’t overdo it with the furniture – get rid of clutter to make your rooms look bigger and more spacious. When potential buyers are walking around the house, they’ll want plenty of space to check it out without running into things, so avoid crowding the space. Next, rethink the placement of your furniture. All spaces are different so there isn’t a universal rule, but be sure to place the furniture in a way that creates good traffic flow and still makes the room feel cozy. 

2. Smell Is Key

You might not have considered the importance of how your house smells, but it can have an immediate effect on the way the buyers feel and think. Making sure your house is full of pleasant aromas gives a good first impression. This can be done by using a diffuser, candles, fragrant flowers, plug-in air fresheners and more. 

3. Make It Less Personal

Now is a good time to remove those personal items like family photos, collectibles or your kid’s artwork. Replace them with generic decorations that will allow potential buyers to picture themselves in your home. 

4. Add Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is huge when it comes to first impressions. Some good and relatively cheap ways to make the outside of your home more attractive is to repaint the front door, lay fresh mulch, add more greenery, get a new welcome mat or make your porch presentable by adding some outdoor furniture. 

5. Update The Kitchen

The kitchen is usually the make-or-break space for buyers, so if you’re going to update anything in your home, the kitchen is the best place to start. Clear clutter off the countertops, consider updating your backsplash, repaint the cabinets or replace the sink. All these things can make a big positive difference in the overall look of your kitchen. 

6. Triple-Clean The Bathroom

The best way to turn potential buyers away is to have an unappealing bathroom. This means you should deep clean it extra well, de-clutter the counterspace, display new towels, add a candle and some cute counter décor. Then you’re good to go. 

7. Brighten The Rooms

Last, but certainly not least, now is a good time to improve the lighting in your home. You want your space to look welcoming, so don’t just depend on one lightbulb to light the entire room. Add accent lamps and replace the bulbs for a brighter look. 

We wish you the best of luck with staging and selling your home! If your next step is to apply for a home loan, Banterra mortgage consultants are here to help. Feel free to visit our website to learn more about the services we offer, make an appointment online or contact us with any questions.  

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