In order to sell your home, you have to sell the lifestyle that somebody can have in that home. In order to sell their home, many people redecorate or ‘stage their home’ to attract buyers with an alternative lifestyle to theirs.
In order to successfully stage your home for a quick sale, you have to redecorate your home in a way that makes it appeal to a wide variety of people without it looking dull and bland. Here we will look at how you can do just that.
The Difference Between Redecorating and Staging
Although they sound like very similar concepts, redecorating and home staging are actually very different concepts. Remember, when you’re redecorating your home, you’re only considering your tastes and the things you would like in a home. However, when staging, you’re considering broadening the appeal of the home, and it is highly unlikely that you’ll buy anything personal.
It is vitally important that people with a number of tastes can feel as though they can make the home feel like theirs if they purchase it.
Despite wanting to leave a blank slate, it is still essential that you leave some personality in your home and make it appear warming and functional. Although it shouldn’t be taste specific per say, the colour schemes should remain relatively neutral and you should scale back any artistic flair.
How to Stage Your Home
Simply painting your home in neutral colours, however, isn’t enough and you have to make sure that all of your furnishings make your home look appealing, adding value to your home in the process. For instance, your study may be highly useful for you, but it will add minimum value and converting it to a spare bedroom could add value.
You’ll also need to consider the layout of your home. The set up you currently have may suit your lifestyle, but it may not necessarily be attractive for potential buyers. Be sure to move things around to find a setup that looks bright, airy and roomy.
Not For Me: What Are the Alternatives?
If staging your home for a sale doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, or if you don’t have time to do it, then there are other options available. Firstly, your home could easily be very sellable without staging it, so you could try putting it on the market as it is.
Secondly, if you struggle for a sale, you could always guarantee yourself a sale through a company such as House Network, saving you the hassle of putting it on the market to begin with.
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