Stage Your York County Home & Appeal to More Potential Buyers

    If it’s time to sell your home, chances are you’ve heard about how staging can help sell your home quickly. But can it really make a difference? The answer is yes, but there’s a catch. Staging your home should be done with a bit of planning, but worry not, it’s quite easy to do. The key is to remember you are staging your home for potential buyers to picture themselves living there.

    The first priority for top staging impact is to clear away all the clutter. This includes cleaning out storage spaces, especially closets and the basement. While you may not be moving right away, preparing your home for potential buyers is an ideal time to go through your things and donate, discard or dispatch them to a storage unit. The less clutter you have throughout your home, the better.

    Another high priority is to de-personalize your house. This begins with taking down family photos but should also include cleaning off the refrigerator as well; remove children’s art, magnets, and even your shopping list if you keep it there. While you may love your bright, floral bedspread, and the kids may love their superhero bedding, while showing your home, stick with neutral colors and simple patterns for blankets and pillows.

    Don’t forget to de-personalize bathrooms, too. Yes, you need to keep your essentials handy, but for now, keep personal toiletries put away. The same applies to an office space or any other specialized room. File away your papers, keep just a few family games to play, and if you have a workshop or crafts room, pack it up for now as much as possible.

    Successful staging includes opening up your space. Check each room for excess furnishings. While you may enjoy being able to seat 10 people in your living room for movie night, just one couch and a couple of chairs will keep the room from feeling too small. Remove any extra tables and accessories, too. If you have bookshelves, clear out as much of the shelving as you can.

    Once you’ve cleared your space and de-personalized, you can really set the stage throughout your home. In the kitchen, keep counters cleared, but place a nice dish with fresh fruit and set out new towels. Whether you have a dining nook or room, set the table for a party of 4. If you have a large table, remove extra leaves so it doesn’t overpower the space. Add new linens in your bathrooms. If you have a spare room, stage it as an office or guest bedroom.

    By setting up each room to look it’s best with minimal accessories and furnishings, you are setting the stage for potential buyers to be able to imagine their own belongings in your home. When buyers can do this, there’s a greater chance they’ll remember the positive aspects of your house and want to live there themselves.

    Staging your home can help up the wow factor of your listing and encourage potential buyers to want your house. Find more great staging ideas and tips with this list published by HGTV. When you’re ready to sell, you want the process to go smoothly. The Jim Powers Team of local experienced Realtors® is here to help you. Visit our website to learn more, then contact us or give us a call at 717- 417- 4111.