Many current homeowners looking at buying a home have an existing home that they need to sell first in order to upgrade to their next house. At Robert Bourne Real Estate in Miami, we know that one of the most important aspects of selling a house is effectively staging your property. In today’s blog post, our real estate agent team discusses some of our top tips for staging a home!
As always, if you are looking for help selling your home quickly or buying a home in the Miami area, our team at Robert Bourne Real Estate is here to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a real estate agent today!
Know Your Selling Points
Our first piece of advice for staging your home starts with knowing the strengths of your home. If you have a beautiful fireplace in your living room, make it the focal point! Or perhaps the master bedroom is the highlight of your home. If that is the case, spend a little time making your master bedroom look absolutely perfect. When you understand the strengths of your home, you can spend more focus and energy making those areas look as appealing as possible. The old saying “If you got it, flaunt it” very much applies when you are talking about staging your home.
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Personal photos with friends, inherited antiques, and items of sentimental value are all things that can really transform your house into a home. Unfortunately, these are all items that can sometimes make it more difficult for people buying a home to picture themselves living there. That’s why our next staging tip is: depersonalize your home for staging. You want a generic-yet-appealing layout that highlights the strengths of the house and can help people picture themselves living there. It can sometimes be tough for people buying a home to imagine their own decor and personal touches in a home they are considering buying. This process is made even more difficult when someone else’s personal effects are spattered throughout a home.
Clean, Clean, Clean
This tip may seem obvious, but you might be shocked at how many people poorly clean or don’t clean at all to stage their home. A clean and tidy home is significantly more appealing to buyers than a dirty one. Even if your home is exactly what they are looking for, they may not be able to see past the clutter and grime. When you are staging your home to sell so you can focus on buying a home yourself, be sure to clean surfaces, vacuum, and make your home look spotless overall. This also includes decluttering your space. Removing clutter and other unnecessary debris from your home can give it a simpler, cleaner overall look and feel. Don’t underestimate the power of a clean home!
The right lighting can make all the difference in the look of your home. Many homes have areas that are poorly lit or that natural light has a hard time reaching. Adding a bright lamp or adding lighting fixtures to dark areas in your home can completely change the look and feel of that space. Additionally, always be sure to open all the curtains and blinds in the home for the staging process to let as much natural light in as possible. The more natural light a space has, the more likely it is to leave a positive overall impression.
Some people love bright and vibrant colors in every room of their home and love to express themselves in bold and creative ways. At Robert Bourne Real Estate in Miami, we always encourage you to be yourself and decorate your home as you please! But, when you are trying to appeal to those buying a home, it’s almost always best to go neutral rather than bold. Neutral colors and styles may feel more boring and unappealing, but we promise that it will appeal to more people. We want the focus to be on the layout, the surfaces, and the other assets of the home, not the dark purple walls and pink coaches.
Updating your appliances can sometimes be a little pricey, but if you are interested in making your space as appealing as possible for people looking to buy a home, new appliances certainly help. This is especially true if your appliances are old and worn down. Your 20-year-old oven may still work fine, but you can be certain that potential home buyers are not going to feel the same.
The last tip we have for your today is to finally take care of any repairs you have been putting off. Tighten your handrails on the stairs, fix the trim in the living room, replace the broken cabinet handle — whatever needs to be done. These things may sound small, but they are all things that someone buying a home will inevitably notice during their walkthrough.
Robert Bourne Real Estate, LLC in Miami
We hope that you have found today’s blog useful and can employ some of these tips for staging your own home! If you are in the Miami area and are interested in selling or buying a home, feel free to reach out to one of our real estate agents at Robert Bourne Real Estate today! We have years of experience in the real estate business and have helped people find and sell homes of all types and prices.