How To Stage Your Home for an Open House

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Before you put your residence on the market, consider a surefire way to sell your house: careful home staging. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and more offers. And you should certainly think about professional home staging if you need a fast home sale.

Think of staging your house as creating an "image" for your house similar to what a publicist would do for a high profile entertainer. Just like creating an image attracts more popularity for a public figure, staging makes your house look better when it's on the market.

Using my home staging techniques will get your home sold more easily in Alameda County. EXCEL REALTY can help you design a welcoming feeling that makes buyers to want to stay — permanently. Give me a call at 925-398-6808 x194 and I will stage your home to sell.

Staging your house for an Open House doesn't have to be another hurdle in getting your home sold. Instead it can be a fun and creative project. Together, we'll strive for a high offer for your home's sale. Start with these home staging tips and you'll see that your house sits fewer weeks on the market :

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is your only chance to create a positive impact on buyers before they walk into your home. The positive and negative features that jump out at buyers create their initial opinion of your house and how you keep up your home's regular maintenance. Acknowledging this helps us to decide what plan of action we can use to draw buyers from the street and into your home. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with refreshed paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and raise your home's final selling price.

Curb Appeal Checklist >

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"Welcome to your new home!"

Could a buyer picture themselves lounging in your living space, unwinding in your master bedroom or getting work done in your home office? I want your Open House to welcome buyers and give them a sense of ease. I'll help you accomplish this by recommending changes that highlight your home's features. I'll suggest that you put in storage pieces that give the illusion of clutter. Tabletops should be cleared off. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and play time artwork should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Disheveled or busy areas make your home feel less spacious and buyers have a harder time seeing themselves calling your property "home".

I know exactly where a room's best features are and how to highlight them. I'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need a fresh coat of paint, carpet needing to get changed, fixtures that need brightening, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively affect the sale.

Potential buyers like to see a house that brings them inside. Anything that could be "loud" should get moved out in order for your home to have likability to buyers.

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Setting the Stage
In every opportunity, we're doing well if we're engaging the buyer's senses. Lighting is critical and we'll draw back curtains, and change light bulbs where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and ensure a pleasant scent flows room-to-room. We'll add cozy-looking bedspreads, and place pillows on your couch and bed. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.