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Staging your home is an important step to selling your home quickly. Follow these proven tips and tricks, and bring on the buyers!

Staging Home to Sell

Stage Your Home and Get it Sold with these Five Proven Tips

I love watching all those shows on HGTV.  I must not be the only one, because everyone seems to be watching these days. Hosts like Joanna Gaines have become household names and famous for being fixer-uppers.  Admittedly, I envy their talent for being able to turn fixers into beautiful homes.

My favorite part of these shows is staging – or rather, when the construction is over and it is time to “stage” the house and turn it into a home.

If you are considering selling your home, there are things we can learn from these talented fixer-uppers. Staging a home is not just a trick for television, it is an actual proven technique that helps get homes sold.  So where do you start?  Here are five tricks of the trade that will help you “stage” your home.  Follow these simple tips and get your home ready for the market!


1.  Come out of the closets

Buyers are looking for storage…and there never seems like there’s enough.  Create the illusion of space by taking half of the belongings out of your closets. Organize what remains with baskets, and make sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean.

Looking for ideas?  House Beautiful provides a great list of the 19 Closet Organization Ideas You’ll Want to Steal Immediately that are definitely worth checking out.


2. Light Up the Room

Brighten your home by opening the drapes….or by getting rid of them all together.  Open up the space further by removing any shades and being sure to clean the windows. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable!

We love Melissa Griffin’s 8 WAYS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME for the best tips on how to get started making your space lighter and brighter.


3. Spend 50 bucks

For a small investment, you can create big results.   Put up a new fresh coat of paint on the walls, replace door handles and cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track, fix leaky faucets, and clean the grout.  Little details make all the difference!

Not very handy?  Hire one of Mullica Hill’s Best Handyman to help you get the job done!

4.  Take the home out of your house

The more personal belongings you display in your house, the fewer buyers can imagine themselves living there.  When selling the home, put most of your personal belongings in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes.

Becoming Minimalist (something we all need..) shares their tips for 10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home here. Additionally, you can refer to Trouva’s post on decluttering your home in 20 steps.

5.  Splash of color

Place a fun pillow on the couch or a bright centerpiece on the table. Also, consider how color can create a mood.  Buyers will react to the mood you set for your home through color. Don’t add clutter, but don’t be afraid to add a simple splash of color to liven up a space.  Here are some mood setting colors:

  • Pink: fun, lively, positive
  • Red: passionate, daring, intimate, comforting
  • Orange: stimulates creativity, evokes warmth and coziness
  • Yellow: welcoming, sunny
  • Green: tranquil, invigorating, restful and balancing
  • Blue: clear thinking, calm, meditative
  • Violet: stimulating, sexy; blue-violets are cooling, spiritual

Fresh Home gives some great examples of Room Color and How it Affects Your Mood which will help give you a better idea of color in your home!

Hopefully these tips have helped you get some ideas for staging your own home to sell.  For better insight into how staging your home can drive a sale, watch How Staging Your Home Can Make All the Difference.

Also – Don’t forget, your real estate agent can always give you great, personalized tips for staging your home to get it sold quickly.  The right real estate agent makes all the difference!

Wondering how to choose the right real estate agent for you?  We offer our best advice on How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home to help you make that huge decision!

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give the Nancy Kowalik Real Estate Group a call today at 856-478-6562 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

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