Staging Your Home

Staging a Home OfficeStaging is an essential part of the home selling process. It’s great to keep a buyer’s perspective in mind when staging your home. Here are some tips to help you stage your home in Vermont to sell for the best price.

Highlight Flex Space / Alternative Uses

Nowadays, many people want more space. Whether it’s space for an office, gym, storage, or study, buyers will be happy to see how an extra bedroom, bonus room, basement, or attic transforms into another type of space.

Enhance Outdoor Areas

People in Vermont love the outdoors! Let potential buyers see how much they can enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of their new home. Depending on the size of your outdoor area and time of year, consider adding a fire pit with comfortable seating or a table and chairs with an umbrella. Also, keep up with the landscaping and make sure you have a welcoming entrance.

Brighten Things Up

It’s common to work from home and spend more time at home, so really brighten up the rooms for buyers to see they will have plenty of light when they need it. Open up all the shades, turn on all the lights, and add accent lights in dark corners. If you have any rooms painted in dark colors, consider repainting them with a lighter neutral color.

Declutter & Depersonalize

You want prospective buyers to picture themselves in your home. Clean up any cluttered areas and take down family photos, kid’s drawings, and other items that are of sentimental value to you. It will make it much easier for buyers to visualize their belongings in your home. A good rule of thumb is that less can be more, so it may make sense to rent a small storage unit while your home is on the market.

Keep it Clean

It’s a good idea to do a thorough cleaning from the floors to the ceiling before putting your home on the market. Be sure to wipe down everything - baseboards, windows, ceiling fans, floors, surfaces, etc. Then, you can maintain the areas as you need to. Make the beds and put away any toilet articles, toys, and dishes.

If you have any questions about staging your home, contact Heney Realtors. Our agents are happy to give you personalized staging tips for your home.