TIPS FOR STAGING YOUR COLORADO HOME

A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visualize it as their own. That’s why here at Aspire Homes Colorado, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are some tips for staging your home.

Dress up your yard. First impressions count, and the first one your home gives comes from the exterior. Mow the lawn, clean up shrubbery, rake any leaves, clean the walkway and driveway, plant in-season flowers, and pull up any unsightly weeds.  In the winter months, make sure your driveways and walkways are clear of snow and ice.

Reduce personal items. Make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves making your house their home by removing personal photos and small knick-knacks from shelves, walls, and counters. Instead replace them with clean, simple décor, such as abstract paintings, nature images, vases, plants, and more.

Organize your storage areas. Storage is a huge selling point. Tidy up and clear out the accessible closets and cupboards in the home, leave as much space open as possible, as this will be perceived as having more storage.  If you have a lot of storage in your home, make sure that is highlighted during open houses and showings.

Appeal to the senses. Consider ways you can appeal to potential homebuyers’ other senses. Prior to a viewing or open house, bake some fresh cookies or burn delicious smelling candles.  During an open house or a showing, play light, relaxing music in the background.

Consider turning to an expert. With their knowledge of current trends and a great eye for design, professionally certified stagers can transform a home in a variety of ways and have a keen sense of what homebuyers want and expect in a home. Investing in hiring a pro often pays off in dividends.

For more information on staging your Colorado home, contact Aspire Homes Colorado at 719.430.4440.