Selling a home is hard work, and the staging process can be intimidating. Many people think about how expensive the staging process will be, but with these tips, it doesn’t have to be!
It can be tough to stage a home when furniture has been removed by the homeowner, but no need to fear! Of course, you don’t have to go out and buy new furniture. The easiest way to save money is use what you already have, pick up pieces from goodwill or a used furniture store like “Restore”. These places are a great way to acquire furniture at a fraction of the price.
Cover it up
Or, if the furniture you have has seen better days, make use of slip covers, which can instantly give a new look for less, and cover any damage.
The best way to show a house in the most desirable light is to make sure its clean. Scrub away all the dirt and dust before anyone comes to view it and be sure to fix any imperfections the house may have and declutter congested areas.
If furniture needs a new coat of paint, use spray paint as a quick fix. Spray paint is a lot less expensive and saves time when you are in a pinch. Also creating your own artwork for the walls will save extra change if a space needs a pop of color.
The smell of the house is what a buyer will notice right as they enter, so make sure it smells inviting. The smell of linen or fresh baked cookies are familiar scents that promote positive emotion. Light a candle or bake before the showing to have the scent travel around the home.