CREATE EMOTIONS WHEN STAGING A HOME IN HARRIS COUNTY, GA
We’ve previously discussed the importance of curb appeal and minor renovation ideas that can pay big dividends in order to sell a home in the Harris County, GA real estate market. These aspects of selling a home emphasize getting buyers to engage with your property.
Engagement is key to capturing any potential buyer’s imagination, and it occurs in many forms. While we like to think we’re rational buyers especially when it comes to as big a purchase as a home, the data shows that we are still lead by emotions.
Staging a home pays off. The Real Estate Staging Association found that homes that were staged received an offer in an average of 32 days, as compared to 166 days for homes that were not staged. The study also found that staging a home can save you up to $4000 in carrying costs.
So when staging a home in Harris County, GA – or anywhere in the country – focus on capturing emotions. There are several simple steps to in showcasing your home to create a memorable experience for any potential buyer.
Curb appeal, as we talked about a few months ago, is the first impression your home gives to a potential buyer. Creating a welcoming home environment can be done simply, starting with cleaning the yard of debris, and adding colorful in season flowers.
REMOVE PERSONAL TOUCHES
You want buyers to imagine themselves living inside of your home, so get rid of any personal items. Make your home furnishings as generic as possible in the staging period.
It’s understandably difficult to detach yourself from the memories of your home. But if you have too many photos of personal memorabilia in the staging process, you may (unconsciously) prevent buyers from seeing themselves living in your house.
Getting rid of clutter has several benefits. The most obvious is that it forces you to clean your home. No one is buying a dirty home, after all.
But by getting rid of clutter, you can also make your home seem larger than it actually is. This is one of the many benefits and “tricks” of having your home professionally staged. It may appear counterintuitive, but having an empty room can make your home seem smaller than well-staged rooms.
SPEAK TO YOUR BUYER
It’s vital to aim the setup of your home to your audience. As professional stager Kelley Gardner says, people in their 20s and 30s “like the look of big-box stores like Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, and Pottery Barn” which is considered a transitional style.
A great real estate agent can help you identify the market for your home. Armed with that knowledge, speak to your audience through these four simple home staging tips.
What are your favorite home staging tips? Call me at 706.662.0125, or email me today! Be sure to check out my available listings in Harris County, GA.