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Here are the six most essential home staging ideas to make your home look more attractive and inviting to potential buyers. 

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Remove any family photos and other personal items from the space and get rid of any unnecessary clutter. Buyers get so distracted when they see personal photos or memorabilia in the house; this hurts the effectiveness of the showing when they leave remembering you’re Master’s Degree is in Biology rather than how beautiful the kitchen was.

To further convince you to pack up the personal items before showings… you’re moving the anyway – this a great opportunity to get a head start on packing.

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Move furniture around to create an open and inviting space. Just because the recliner creates the perfect spot to watch TV without a glare doesn’t mean it makes the living room look larger or more functional. Try taking a step back, seeing from the buyers eyes and even ask to bring in neighbors or friends to ask for their third party opinions on flow.

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One of the most effective no brainer home staging ideas is to replace those colorful accents with neutral tones. This comes to paint, decor, and bedding. I’ve seen a home with purple painted trim on the outside expire on the market; after they repainted it sold in days.

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Make any necessary repairs, such as fixing a door knob, to show potential buyers that the property is well maintained. Any small repair items add up quickly in the buyers eyes and they wonder what large items the seller isn’t tending to if they aren’t willing to fix the small things.

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Add extra lighting to make the space feel brighter and more inviting or replace old outdated fixtures.  A new cohesive set of lighting fixtures from a big box store can go a very long way in creating a higher perceived value for your home. Have a licensed electrician install new fixtures.

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Highlight the best use for each space with strategically placed furniture and decor.  Especially if you’re not using a space; find some fun ideas on Pinterest (Empty Space Ideas for Your Home) to stage it to look like you have more useable space.

I hope this information was helpful – it’s always my intention to educate and empower you to make the best real estate decisions for you.

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Jenna Martindale
January 6, 2023

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