Can I Stage My Own Home?
Home staging is a valuable tool when it comes to selling your Sedona home. It can
help to showcase your property's best features, make it more appealing to potential buyers, and increase its value. While many realtors or homeowners choose to hire a
professional home stager to help with the process, for various reasons it’s not
always feasible. Yes, it is possible to stage your home without a stager if you have
a good eye and are not too faint of heart. Here are some tips to help you stage your
home on your own:
Declutter and Depersonalize
One of the most important steps (and sometimes one of the most difficult ones) in home staging is to declutter and depersonalize the space. This means removing personal items such as family photos, artwork, and clutter, to create a more neutral. and inviting atmosphere. Clear the counters, dressers, vanities, and other horizontal surfaces of all non-essentials. But don’t worry. You don’t have to discard these items. If necessary, consider renting a storage unit to store excess furniture and belongings.
Another key aspect of home staging is arranging furniture in a way that maximizes
the space and creates a good flow. This may involve removing some excess
furniture and rearranging pieces to highlight key features while creating more open
space. Then accessories such as rugs and throw pillows may be added to create a
cozy feel. Remove heavy window coverings which limit light and make a room
feel dark. Think light, bright, and airy! If you have a few of Sedona's red hills, show it off!
Clean and Repair
A clean and well-maintained home is more appealing to potential buyers. Before staging your home, be sure to deep clean and make any necessary repairs, such as fixing leaky faucets, replacing broken tiles, and repainting scuffed walls. Clean windows frame a view and invite the beautiful Sedona outdoors in.
Add some Pops of Color
Neutral is a good start for home staging but adding some pops of color can help to
create a more inviting and lively atmosphere in your home. You achieve this by
adding colorful, artwork, flowers or throw pillows. Don’t overdo it—no one needs
twelve pillows on the couch!
Highlight your Property's Best Features
Finally, be sure to highlight your property's best features, such as a beautiful
fireplace or a stunning view. You can do this by arranging furniture to showcase
these features, adding some accent lighting, or hanging artwork that draws the eye
toward the feature.
You really can create a more appealing and inviting atmosphere in your Sedona
home. There is a ton of information available on the internet regarding home décor
and staging. Utilize your resources and have a little fun—even if you’re not
planning to move!
But if you are planning a move, give me a call and I’ll be right beside you—all the