Updated: Jun 11, 2020
Stage your property for sale. Give it appeal, a few small changes, can make a big of difference.
The right price matters, but so do flowers and fresh paint
Pick neutral colours for walls, decor, and furniture (preferably white)
Let in all the natural light you can
Leave just enough furniture in each room to make it look functional and roomy
Deep clean everything
Take photographs with as much light as possible
Invest in a wide angle lens for great photos
Take high-resolution images—a camera will typically take higher resolution photos than your phone.
Edit the photos. Brighten them up and crop them so every room is straight and beautifully centred.
Take horizontal photos. They look better in online listings.
Ramp up curb appeal.
Your home’s exterior is the first thing a buyer sees, in person and online. If it doesn’t look good, a buyer will move on to the next listing. In the yard, trim hedges, refresh mulch, and edge the lawn. Consider pressure-washing your house, walkways, and driveway, and painting trim and shutters. Polish the front door hardware, paint the door, and clean any cobwebs or bird droppings off your front porch. Flowers, particularly near the entryway, make your home feel alive and inviting.
Features: Pick out the main features of your property and give them to your estate agent and confide in him the features that make your house special so that they can profile your property for a quick sale.
Once you’ve learned how to stage a house and yours looks perfect, add some finishing touches inside. People love to see fresh flowers in vases, a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter, and folded towels in the bathroom. If you’re living in your home while selling, you can keep your nice extras in a closet so they’re ready to go quickly when your real estate agent calls to say a buyer is on the way.
Now that you know how to stage a house, you could have your home sold in no time. Check out our moving checklist so you’ll be ready for your next home adventure.