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What exactly is home staging?

Home staging is the process of preparing your home for sale in the real estate market by making your home appeal to the widest audience of potential buyers. It’s about editing and neutralizing your home so that it looks bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, and most of all, an attractive home that any buyer would want to make their own. Since we live in our houses every day, we get used to the way they look and we personalize them so that they work and look the way that best suits our needs. But once you decide to sell your home, you’ll need to change this.

Many buyers have a difficult time imagining themselves sitting down to watch their favorite TV show in a living room filled with your nick-knacks and photos of your family. They feel like they’re in a stranger’s home, which is exactly what you don’t want. You want to make it effortless for potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home and feeling comfortable there. That’s where home staging comes in!

Home Stages like myself are practiced in the art of preparing a home for resale.

They work with the ‘flow’ of the home to eliminate clutter, and edit and arrange furniture to show off a rooms size and finishes, so that your home makes the best first impression on potential buyers.

How home staging with the YYC Real Estate Club works!

92% of home buyers look at listings online before deciding to ever step foot inside of a home for a showing. The first impression of your home is a digital one, which is one of the reasons why Home Staging is so important. When you list your home with The YYC Real Estate Club, you’ll go through the staging process before your home is professionally photographed and listed for sale.

 

Keni-Lynn’s Staging Tips 

  1. A Neutral Base

Neutral paint is a fantastic start, we can add pops of colors with accessories & decor!

  1. Streamline

Remove any ‘overflow’ or over-sized furniture so that buyers can see the size of the room and leave the space feeling light and airy.

  1. Declutter

Keeping counter tops and vanity surfaces clear of day to day items keeps the buyers focus on upgrades and finishes, not your choice of toothpaste!

  1. Keep it Clean

Having a clean and fresh smelling home will keep people interested when showing the home. Abrasive odors and unclean areas will turn people away.

  1. Lighting

Open drapes, blinds and shutters to allow natural light to flood the rooms, this creates a welcoming and bright atmosphere.

  1. Curb Appeal

Maximize the curb appeal of your home by sealing your driveway, removing any & all decorations, keeping grass, shrubs and gardens looking trimmed and fresh, putting garbage and recycling bins out of sight, and in the winter keeping snow shoveled to show off decorative walkways.

for more info or if you would like to join the club…contact Keni at: www.yycrealestateclub.com