Staging your house is an important part of the selling process. Unfortunately, some people go overboard and spend a lot of money on this step. Selling a home and moving to a new home can be expensive so it’s important to save money where you can. Plus, it’s definitely possible to stage your home on a budget.
Here are some tips for staging your home for less than $150.
Put away personal décor. If you have family photos, memorabilia, or personal keepsakes on display, pack them up. This allows potential buyers to see the home as their own instead of seeing your items.
Add fresh paint to one or two areas. If a wall is in need of a fresh coat of paint, start there. You can also paint one wall an accent color to make the space more interesting. Focus on the walls that need it most and do more if you have enough paint or money.
Make the foyer welcoming. The foyer is where the tour is likely to start so it’s important to make it look open and welcoming. If your potential buyers like the foyer, they are more likely to have positive feelings about the rest of the home. To add something extra, purchase a vase of flowers or a few accents to place on a front table.
Store some of your extra belongings. If you have a lot of furniture, consider renting a storage unit for your excess furniture. This will open up your home and make it look less crowded.
Brighten up your bathroom. You can easily make some changes to a bathroom while on a budget. Start by repainting or re-staining the cabinets. Then, add new hardware. Finally, finish it off with a new bath mat and shower curtain.
Get new accent pillows. Small accents can make a big difference. If you choose accent pillows that you like, you can even use them at your new home too.
Staging can have an impact on what you get for your home and has been shown to increase the sale price by 1 to 5%. This may not seem like a lot, but it is when it comes to selling a house. Staging can also help to make your home sell quicker. Give a few of these tips a try and see where they take you.