Monday December 9, 2019
We have the perfect gift waiting for you! With plenty of gorgeous move-in-ready homes in Central and Southwest Florida (all with fantastic incentives too), you can find your perfect match and move in quicker than you’d ever imagine. As you look ahead to 2020, what could be more exciting than starting the new year in a stunning new home?
With a home that’s ready for you, all you have left to do is sell your current one. And this is where staging comes in. Effective staging isn’t just for show — in fact, staging your home the right way will ensure that you maximize its sales price. Take a look at a few of our favorite tips and tricks when it comes to the art of staging:
Staging Your Home
Declutter: First and foremost, it’s crucial to go through every single room in the home to clean up the “clutter zones,” or areas rife with old keepsakes, decor, and things to throw area. Either pack or discard of everything to make the space feel open and inviting. (This also makes moving much easier.)
Make Quick Fixes: The next thing to do is look for the “quick fixes” — removing old area rugs to show off the hardwood floors, taking off curtains and cleaning windows, changing lampshades, replacing light bulbs for optimal lighting, rearranging furniture, etc. Remember, even the littlest adjustments make a big impact.
Decide on Furniture: When it comes to the furniture in your home, it’s essential to make a final decision on what should stay and what should go. Always make sure to keep color, style, and function in mind to make the most confident and informed choice, and really see your home through a buyer’s eyes.
Feel Fresh: The majority of potential buyers see your home in photos online before they see it in person, so everything you do in your home should be about that crucial first impression. Think about touch-ups that evoke a fresh and clean feeling like bright flowers, folded towels in the bathroom, and bowls of fruit in the kitchen.
Depersonalize: Buyers want to look at your old home and envision making it their own, so “don’t take it personally.” Painting colored walls with trendy grays or off-whites will make your home look like an “open canvas” that’s ready to be personalized. Mirrors on the wall also help to create a wide open feel.
When you understand where the eye goes first, as well as what’s pleasant and positive, and what needs a change, you can make the best adjustments to not only impress buyers, but win them over. We can’t wait to work with you to get you moved into a new home community in Central and Southwest Florida!