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Home Staging Tips | Real Estate Muses

By May 17, 2019October 28th, 2019No Comments

By Real Estate Muses

✓ Staging right near the Entryway/ Front door

“Entryways are very important. It is the place that potential buyers will spend the most time, so it needs to really look the best in the house. It needs to look clear of clutter. You want the entryway to look light, maybe some glass furniture, no heavy pieces, and some colorful artwork. Another tip, no dark paint in the entryway, you don’t want it to feel enclosed.”

✓ What do you recommend for built-in shelving/bookcases?

“Books shelves are very important. For cabinets and countertops, you want to leave those more clear, but for bookshelves, you really want to stylize them. If there is a bookcase with a lot of books you really want to edit that and remove some. You would also want to take down all personal photos, but also leave some space for the eye to rest and imagine some of the buyer’s things in its place.” 

Backyards or Landscaping 

“With spring and summer coming around you really want to have your front and backyard looking optimal. All the plants trimmed up, paint looking great. Doorways, doors windows, and especially flower beds cleaned up nicely. Laying new black mulch will really make it pop.” 

Backyard Furniture to offset greenery 

If you don’t have much color in the backyard or your home is a dark paint color you want to have some bright colored flowers, maybe on a stand, and some red or appropriate color outdoor pillows.” 

✓ How psychology goes into home staging. 

“According to research, you have less than ½ a minute from when a buyer walks into a house to when they make their initial decision. So when you walk into a house it needs to be inviting in the entrance.” 

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