It doesn’t take much more than a quick glance on any real estate website to see that there are countless homes on the market today. With so many choices, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the number of viable options that are presented to you! 

But take a moment and think about your most recent time browsing the latest homes for sale; what are some features that immediately make a home stand out? Did a cluttered and cramped kitchen immediately intrigue you? Did overloaded closets or living room walls filled to the brim with family pictures instantly catch your eye?

Well, maybe those things did make a house you were considering stand out, but not in a good way! Not in a way that will get a house sold quickly. A beautifully decorated and organized home or a staged home, looks so much better to prospective buyers. Staging is the best way to allow people to see themselves in a given space when they are in the market for the house of their dreams. It shows how every room in your house can be used and decorated in order to make any buyer put a competitive offer on the table. 

Here are a few things to know when it comes to properly staging your home:

Have Pre and Post Staged Photos

Having staged photos in a listing is a great way for buyers to imagine how a beautifully designed space can be and to imagine every room to its full potential. But it’s also just as valuable to have some photos of every room as a completely blank canvas. This allows a person’s imagination to run wild; you present both options, where a buyer can have a little room to play with the design and color scheme, and where the buyer can be explicitly told what would look good where.

Make Sure Rooms are Bright

Most home buyers are attracted to bright and inviting spaces, so lighting will be crucial to any successful house staging. Make sure curtains and blinds are open to allow natural light to enter the home, and also make sure lamps are in exceptional condition (yes, that might even mean dusting your light bulbs and lampshades). 

Include Your Furry Friends

When you are selling your home, you want to be sure that when people are touring a house, they do not immediately identify you as a pet owner by the presence of fur or the smell of a cat or a dog. HOWEVER, it’s a good idea to include a few pictures in the house listing of a furry friend or two! After all, plenty of prospective home buyers are animal lovers, and it would help them to visualize if their four-legged friends would be equally happy in their new residence. 

To amplify your living space, these style trends should be kept top-of-mind as such additions can increase the value of your home. If you're looking to buy or are preparing to sell, our team represents some of the best and brightest real estate professionals in the industry, guiding you through the world of all things home-related. For additional insight and advice on achieving your real estate goals, contact us today at 630-513-0104 or fill out our online form for information tailored to your needs. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on the latest design tips.