Staging

Can you imagine this scenario – walking into a house that you would potentially be interested in buying, just to see a wide expanse of nothing? No furniture and décor, no pizazz to show off the style of the property. You likely would not want to continue on to see the rest of the house. Even if you follow through and look at everything, chances are that you are not going to purchase it.

 

On the other side of the coin, what if you did the same when showing potential buyers your property? Many individuals and families do not truly see the importance in fully staging a house when they put it on the market. However, it can serve as a major benefit when it comes to getting people to consider putting in a bid.

 

Staging is the act of putting into place a carefully designed array of furniture, plants, portraits and various other décor in order to hold an open house or private showing of a residential property. It is crucial to keep in mind the structural style and image that you would like to project. The goal of doing this is to get the future homeowner to imagine himself or herself in that space. It evokes dreams, desires, and a general feeling of happiness in the house. When done with care, a staging will set a mental scene in the person’s mind, and make him or her want to live there. You want the space to look as though it has been lived in, like it has a personality and charm of its own.

How to Complete an Ideal Staging

 

If you want your house to be primed to sell quickly, there are some key rules of thumb to follow.

 

First of all, you should make sure that it is clutter-free. Many people have “too much” furniture, and that can be distracting and take away from the beauty of the home. When it comes to general items, you should find out what you can do without and remove it before you stage the house.

 

It is a good idea to keep your furniture away from the walls. Keep them out a bit “floating”, and group them together so that they are in conversational groups. The flow of traffic within the room should be obvious. When you do so, the room will appear to be larger.

 

If you have a “junk room”, find a new purpose for it. It can serve as a den, sun room, or a home office. When you move the boxes or bins of random items out and put in a few strategic pieces of furniture and other items, it will be completely transformed and contribute to the overall value to the people viewing the house.

 

The lighting should be appropriate for the space. If a house is not properly lit throughout, it is going to cost you serious points towards whether or not the person or family will purchase it. You should have lighting at about 100 watts for every 50 square feet, in three varieties (task, ambient, and overhead lights).

You can call on Francoise & Co to help you make your listing look its best and fetch the highest offers.
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