Benefits of Staging Your Home


First impressions matter, especially when it comes to selling your home. This is why staging your home before putting it on the market is so beneficial to you as a seller. 


What is staging?


Staging your home is when you temporarily furnish and depersonalize your home to make it look more attractive to buyers. When potential home buyers are looking at your home they want to be able to envision themselves living there and staging your home can help make that possible. 


Tips for Staging 


  1. Grab them at the curb

One of the best things you can do to get your home ready to sell is to get people to fall in love with your home, starting at the front door! If people see your home is for sale, they are most likely going to do a drive-by first, so you want your curb appeal to be on point. Some of the best ways to grab their attention from the street are adding potted plants, power washing patios, walkways, and driveways along with mowing/weeding your lawn. All of these things should catch a buyer's eye and make them more inclined to take a peek inside too! 


  1. Depersonalize & Declutter

Buyers are coming to look at your home, not your stuff, so one of the first things that should go is any excess clutter and personal items. Items to store away before showings include: pictures, collections, awards, collectibles, posters, excess electronics, and anything else you feel is a personal decoration.  Removing your items helps new buyers be able to envision themselves and their things in the home. 


  1. Color & Lighting

When it comes to selling, neutral is better. You might love a bright-colored room, but that can deter some buyers away. When getting ready to sell, a fresh coat of neutral paint can go a long way! Not only are neutral colors great for first impressions, but they also make your space look bigger and more inviting. Speaking of inviting, lighting is also crucial. The brighter your space the better! Before showings, make sure to turn on your lights and also open up all blinds to let all of the natural light in as well. Good lighting can set the mood for potential buyers as they are walking through your home. 

  1. Clean, Clean, Clean

When you are preparing to sell you want to deep clean your entire home. The last thing you want is some dirty baseboards or a grimy bathroom to deter buyers from seeing the beauty of your home. To avoid this, make sure you go through and clean all surfaces and corners before showings start. This is the time to get out your mops, vacuums, scrubbers, and duster and put some elbow grease into it. You will be amazed at the difference a good clean can make. 

  1. Make Repairs 

If there are any projects you have been putting off, such as squeaky hinges, chipped paint, broken fixtures, etc; then now is the time to take those on. Making all these improvements will make your home feel move-in-ready and take the stress off the buyers of imagining making all those repairs themselves.

  1. Don’t Forget the Floors

Before listing you should consider removing old carpet and maybe refinishing your hardwood. If you don’t have time to refinish your floors, you can also opt for a new area rug to disguise older floors. 

Benefits of Staging


  1. Help Your Listing Stand Out


Whether it is in person or photos, staging can make a world of difference when it comes to the look of your home. It is so important, especially in this crazy market, to ensure your home stands out and staging is an excellent way to get the job done. 


  1. Make Your House Feel Like Home


When buyers are coming to look at your house they are trying to envision it as their own space. By staging your home you are creating an environment that allows them to envision it as their home and hopefully fall in love with it. 


  1. Increase Selling Price


Based on Forbes Magazine, a staged home, on average, will sell for 17% more than a home that wasn't staged. Not only do they normally sell for more, but they also, on average, sell 87% faster than an unstaged home because buyers need less time to be able to see themselves living there. 


Overall, staging your home can only benefit you and your home when you are getting ready to sell. We know this can all seem overwhelming, but a huge bonus of working with a JBeal agent is that we will help you with the staging process! Trust your favorite JBeal agent to help get your home ready for the market!