June 01, 2022

Staging Your Current Home to Sell

Categories: Blog, home design, home staging, sell your home, tresidio homes, tresidio new homes

Once you’ve decided on your new Tresidio home, all that’s left to do is sell your current one. This is where staging comes in. Effective staging isn’t just for show. In fact, staging your home the right way will increase the chance of  selling it quickly while maximizing its sales price. One of our home stagers, Erin Chambers with Frances Joy Staging, gave us some of her favorite tips and tricks when it comes to the art of staging.

Think About The Photos: The majority of potential buyers see your home in photos online before they see it in person, so everything you do in your home should be about that crucial first impression. Think about lightness and brightness.  You should present a clean, neutral color palette. No unnecessary decor or furniture and no pet items or children’s toys. 

Edit Your Furniture:Most of the time, I recommend people remove furniture from their home, especially large and dark items. When it comes to what stays, make sure to keep color, style, and function in mind. Try to really see your home through a buyer’s eyes. Your home should feel as open and spacious as possible. 

Make Quick Fixes:Look for “quick fixes” — removing decor on ledges to make the ceiling look higher, removing area rugs to show off the hardwood floors, taking down curtains and cleaning windows, replacing light bulbs for optimal lighting. Remember, even little adjustments make a big impact.

Declutter:It’s crucial to go through every room to clean up the “clutter zones,” or areas filled with old keepsakes, decor, and things to throw away. Pack or discard everything to make the space feel open and inviting. Clear surfaces are a must. This also makes moving much easier!

Depersonalize:Buyers want to look at your home and envision making it their own, so make sure to “depersonalize.” Remove any personal items and photographs, as well as valuables, family heirlooms, and breakables. Paint the walls a neutral shade to make the home feel like an open canvas. Hang mirrors to create a wide-open feel. 

When you understand where the eye goes first, as well as what’s pleasant and positive and what needs a change, you can make the best adjustments to not only impress buyers, but win them over. We can’t wait to work with you and get you moved into one of our communities in the Boise area!