Are you thinking of putting your home on the market? Staging your home to highlight its best features will help potential buyers visualize how they would live there! Briley Homes asked Dolly DeWald of D3 Staging to share her tips on how to get a home market ready.
Is Your Home Camera-Ready?
You’re moving! How can you sell your home quickly to the most qualified buyer for top dollar? It starts
with your realtor who may recommend that your home be staged.
Staging highlights your home’s strengths, while downplaying its weaknesses
with the goal of appealing to a broad audience of potential buyers. What can you expect from a
Here are a few of the key elements of staging where I place my focus:
First impressions are everything. If your home is attractive and inviting from the outside,
a prospective buyer will want to see the inside. A stager will make recommendations for
improving a home’s landscaping, lighting and overall condition. Cosmetic updates like adding a
doorknocker, new doormat and a planter filled with summer annuals are easy and inexpensive
updates. These small details enhance a home in the eyes of a buyer.
De-Cluttering. All buyers want more space. And most sellers have too much stuff which makes
their home feel small. My job is to determine which furnishings stay and which get packed. The
end result is home that feels and looks spacious.
Furniture Arrangement and Room Flow. Every room in your home should be user friendly.
That means arranging your furniture into conversational groupings that don’t “hug” every wall.
A buyer should be able to walk into a room and around the room with ease. This lends to a
feeling of flow and space in each room.
Room Re-dos. Almost every home has a space that can be easily transformed into a usable
room. A “junk” area of a home easily becomes a reading nook with the addition of a chair, cozy
throw and reading lamp. Buyers want to see how your space is used. My job is to stage a home
so every room displays its purpose. Nothing is left to the imagination.
Paint and Lighting. A home feels bigger when it’s not chopped up with multiple wall colors
throughout the interior. I work with clients on updated color palettes that allow rooms to flow
into one another. The appropriate use of lighting can make a home feel warm and welcoming.
Each room should have a focus of ambient, task and decorative lighting. Don’t rely on sunlight
to create ambiance.
Accessorize. I work with a client’s accessories with the goal of highlighting and enhancing their
home’s best features. Often it entails paring down what a client owns. An over-abundance
of accessories tend to overwhelm and distract a buyer. In contrast, a well-arranged bookcase
or a beautifully accessorized mantle help to highlight an office or a family room. Well-placed accessories can bring a sense of harmony and order to a home.
Check out these before and after photos:
Look what a difference just a few small changes can make to a room!
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If you are thinking of selling call Briley Homes today and get a free staging consultation with Dolly!!