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Home Staging 101

Amber Rothermel

A leader takes people where they want to go and that’s exactly what Team leader, Amber Rothermel has done...

A leader takes people where they want to go and that’s exactly what Team leader, Amber Rothermel has done...

Feb 19 3 minutes read

Have you ever watched HGTV and wondered how every home always looks perfectly put together? The answer to this is staging. 

Home staging goes beyond just cleaning and decorating your home. Staging is adding decor, arranging furniture, and prepping your home to look perfect for listing photos, listing appointments, and open houses. When a home is staged, potential buyers see exactly where furniture should go and how each room is laid out. When a home is not staged, potential buyers are only focusing on the visible issues the home may have.

Not only does staging make your home look like an HGTV dream or like it belongs on Pottery Barn's homepage, but it can actually speed up the sale of your property.

83%

of buyers’ agents said a staged home helped buyers visualize the property as a future home, according to NAR

25%

of buyers’ agents said potential buyers increased their offer between 1 and 5% on a staged home, according to NAR

85%

of homes surveyed were sold for 6-25% more than homes that were not staged, according to HSR Certified Professional Home Stagers

So now that you know how important staging is, what’s next?  Do you do it yourself or hire a real estate agent that offers complimentary staging?  


DIY Staging

If you want to stage your home on your own, first, you’ll want to start with cleaning, decluttering, and depersonalizing. This is a great excuse to finally get around to that annual cleaning from earlier in the year that you’ve put off. Each room should only have what is absolutely necessary. Throw out anything you don’t need or keep things tucked away in a bin during open houses and showings. You’ll also want to remove any personal photos or decor around your home, including anything religious or political. The less personal your home is, the more a potential buyer will imagine themselves living in your space.

Once everything is clean, you’ll want to start staging the important rooms first. The kitchen, living room, and master bedroom are what sell your home. Focus on these rooms and then you can work your way through the additional living spaces. There are plenty of inspiration photos for current trends online, but here are a few tips to get you started: 

Don't have the time or energy to stage your home by yourself? 

Then you're in luck with the Amber Rothermel Real Estate Team!  We offer complimentary home staging by a professional Certified Home Stager!  

If you’re selling your home soon, home staging is a vital component!

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