If you are selling your home this year but trying to avoid a massive renovation to up the appeal, consider real estate staging to bridge the gap and attract more potential buyers. Staging is preparing your home for sale on the marketplace by improving details and décor to make the home more visually appealing and address clear functionality of spaces. “Staging is important because it unlocks all of the potential of a home in a way that most people cannot envision,” says Andrew Bowen, director of operations for ASH NYC, a firm that cultivates a magazine-worthy look in hotels, restaurants, and residences. Properly staging a home can generate a quicker sale for a higher price, so in the process of selling your home it can be quite the game-changer.
There are different ways to go about this process; So where do you begin?
Hire a Professional
Maine has a number of home stylists and staging companies that provide excellent service and on-trend staging ideas and solutions. Just plug in an online search or check out Houzz.com for information on local designers and stagers. An expert’s experience and point of view can help boost your home’s visual appeal, especially when you’re looking to avoid too much of a time and money investment in DIY staging.
You don’t have to be a staging expert to reap the benefits of real estate staging. Think like a stylist and remove all the clutter from your home, organize bookcases and remove unnecessary furniture or storage pieces. Bright rugs and seating areas help break up larger spaces, while sheer curtains and large plants can help steer the eye away from any unsightly spots. A statement chandelier, cozy entryway or brightly colored front door are simple touches that can make all the difference. And while you’re focusing on the entry, some new landscaping and a fresh coat of paint can go a long way in boosting your home’s visual appeal.
Portland Maine Living can provide necessary tools and advice to navigate the selling process and best practices in making your home look its best. We’d love to chat about selling your home and getting it ready for the market. Contact us today!