When people start shopping for a house, the first thing they want to see when they walk into the home is they want to envision themselves living in it. Most people can’t see past old, dated décor, empty rooms, and somebody else’s personal belongings. About 70% of Americans start their home shopping purchase online. When they look thru the pictures posted they want to see clean, neat, neutral, uncluttered rooms.
You can decide to stage the home yourself, or today there are many companies that specialize in the home staging process. One of the key items in staging is decluttering the home, removing pictures, personal items and making sure there isn’t excessive furniture in the room. Small things like updating current art work, flowers, and even throw pillows on the furniture can make a huge difference in updating a room. Home staging is a proven way of keeping your house on the market fewer days than the rest. It’s more cost effective to have the home staged rather than take a price reduction later.