When putting a home on the market, there is a lot to consider. How will you find a REALTOR®? What should you price the home? And the big one—is the home ready to sell? Most sellers know to get rid of clutter and fix any big or obvious problems. But what else can sellers do to get top dollar for their home? The National Association of REALTORS®’ consumer website HouseLogic has identified some staging tips for various rooms in a home. After all, NAR research shows that 81 percent of buyers believe it is easier for them to picture themselves in a home when its staged. To appeal to those buyers, HouseLogic recommends scrubbing the fireplace, focusing on symmetry in decoration, packing up dishes that don’t match your main set in your cupboards, making the extra bedroom a fun activity room to showcase other functions (like a sewing room or office), and keeping all closets as empty as possible.
Check out all of HouseLogic’s staging tips. Review NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Staging to see how impactful staging can be for buyers. Talk to a REALTOR® to see what additional tips they may have and to what they see buyers paying attention.