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Home Staging - Staging Your Gilbert Home for Sale

Proper Home Staging can Help You Sell Your Home

Home staging is a process used by realtors, designers and homeowners to help a house sell more quickly and for a higher amount. Recent T.V. shows like Designed to Sell on HGTV have popularized the process to the extent that many homeowners feel they must do some home staging just to compete in today’s real estate market.

For some luxury properties in Gilbert and elsewhere, home staging can cost a pretty penny, however your home may not need such drastic work. In fact, there are many methods to stage a house to sell, and you should talk to your realtor or agent before beginning any project.

Don’t Forget the Point of Home Staging

Some homeowners get caught up in the changes being made to sell their home and quickly get overwhelmed or spend too much money in the wrong areas. Remember that anything done to stage your home should add to the overall general appeal of the house. Work to make it look bigger, more open and brighter. Designers say that you should help prospective buyers “see” themselves in your house.

Quick Tips to Stage Your Gilbert Home for a Quick Sale

  1. Declutter, declutter, declutter! While many of us have collections or “knickknacks” that we display proudly, it may be a good idea to pack these items up when staging your home. Remove extra furniture, belongings and even decorations. Some experts recommend renting a storage unit and filling it up with all these extra belongings.
  2. Think neutral. While many homeowners like to use bold colors and designs in their homes, buyers tend to gravitate towards neutral colors. A couple coats of paint can be an affordable way to achieve that clean, open look buyers like.
  3. Depersonalize your home. Remember that you want prospective buyers to be able to picture themselves in your home. This is easier if you remove personal pictures, trophies, awards, cultural decorations or other items that may jolt visitors from dreaming about what they would do.