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How to Stage a Home for Sale

How to Stage a Home for Sale


Home Staging Resource: 5 Steps to Staging a Home

1. Finish Up Any Incomplete Projects

If you have invested money into a project but have not fully completed it, finish it up before putting your house on the market. More than likely, it will add additional value to your home. Additionally, when purchasing a house, no one wants to inherit a project. Finishing up all incomplete projects will make your home more marketable to potential buyers.

2. Give Your Home a Fresh Coat

It truly is amazing how easily a fresh coat of paint can brighten up the home. When painting the home, choose a neutral color that will appeal to the highest number of buyers possible.

3. De-Personalize Your Home

Keep in mind that the goal of staging the home is to make it easier for potential buyers to picture themselves living in your home. Unfortunately, when you have your kids’ school pictures, your wedding photos and other pictures hanging around, that can be difficult. When showing your home, remove as many personal items as possible.

4. Don’t Be Afraid to Remove Items

While large pieces of furniture in the living room may work for your family dynamic, they may distract a potential buyer from the room. Be open minded to removing pieces of furniture from rooms to highlight the space better.

5. Spend Time on Curb Appeal

When someone drives past your house, what do they see? If the outside of your home could use some work, make sure you focus on this before putting your home on the market. Something as simple as adding flowers and plants to the landscape, flower arrangements around your door and more ample lighting outside of your home can really go a long way.

Let Oakley Self Storage Help with Home Staging!

When a guest comes over to your house, the only areas they see in your home are the spots you show them. When a buyer tours your house, they are going to want to see every area inside of your home, including closets, the basement, pantries and the attic. Unfortunately, when staging your home and removing items you do not want potential buyers to see, the space you can store these items is severely limited.

Let a storage unit hold your large bulky furniture pieces, out of season clothes, packed boxes and more while you show your home. Oakley Self Storage has a storage facility in Oakley, CA with many different storage unit sizes available, including the 5x5, 5x10, 10x7.5 and 10x10 storage unit. Reserve your home staging storage facility today!