Staging Your Southwest Florida Home When Selling

Danny Skelly  |  February 17, 2021

 

Getting Your Home Ready to List


6 Home Staging Ideas That Are Heavy on the “Wow” Factor but Light on the Wallet

Some real estate agents believe staging is one of the most important aspects of any home sale. As a real estate agent I believe home staging is important. The more attractive your home is to potential buyers, the faster you can finalize the sale and move on. With that in mind, let’s explore four home staging ideas that won’t cost a fortune but are sure to impress your buyers.

#1: Clean The Place Until It Shines


The first and most obvious option is not going to cost much more than your time. Your home needs to be absolutely, positively spotless. The floors should be so clean that you would have no issue with eating off of them. The walls should be clean and free of marks. Windows and mirrors buffed to a sparkling shine. If there’s dirt to be found, rest assured that potential buyers will see it!

#2: Buy New Slip Covers And Sheet Sets


If your furniture is starting to look a little dated, you can spruce it up by investing in new slip covers. These can be color matched to the rest of the room’s palette so that your furniture fits in. It is also a great idea to ensure that you have new-looking, matching sheet sets on all of the beds. The bedrooms don’t need to look like hotel rooms, but they do need to look good.

#3: Invest In Better Lighting For Important Rooms


When was the last time you replaced the bulbs in your fixtures and lamps? If you are still using dull older incandescent bulbs, it’s time to invest in newer LED or compact fluorescent lighting. It is best to try to match the color temperature of the bulbs to the rest of the room so that the room’s color and ‘feel’ don’t clash with the lighting. If this is a bit above your head, consider having a lighting expert come in to help light the important, high-traffic areas.

#4: Use Plants To Add A Bit Of Warmth And Life


Finally, if your home is lacking a bit of plant life, it might be time to take a quick trip to the local nursery. Adding one or two plants to your common areas adds a touch of life and even helps to keep the air fresh. If you prefer a pop of color, you can always add a flowering plant that’s currently in bloom.

Spending a few hours and a few dollars on staging is an investment that will pay off immensely when you sell your home. If you are thinking about listing your home for sale, or for more staging tips, contact our real estate team. We are happy to share our experience and help get your home sold quickly at a great price.

#5: Be Sure to Clean the Pool and Patio Area


In Southwest Florida one of the biggest selling points can be your pool and outdoor living space. Be sure to de clutter there as well. Pick up pool toys and arrange your patio furniture nicely and neatly.

#6: Make it smell good…but Not Too Good


Be sure to clean and get rid of unpleasant scents. Don’t over do it. Don’t make it seem like you are trying to cover something up. Being nose blind is a real thing. If you live in a home that smells like cat you don’t smell it anymore but people that don’t have cats can still smell it over the febreeze so don’t over do it.


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