A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77% of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visualize it as their own. 

That’s why here at Maryland Residential Team we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips…

Dress up your yard.

First impressions count, and the first one your home gives comes from the exterior. Mow the lawn, clean up shrubbery, rake any leaves, clean the walkway and driveway, plant in-season flowers, and pull up any unsightly weeds. As a result, potential you will impress your potential buyers before they step foot into your house!

Reduce personal items.

Make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves making your house their home by removing personal photos and knick-knacks from shelves, walls, and counters. Instead replace them with clean, simple décor, such as abstract paintings, nature images, vases, plants, and more.

Organize your storage areas.

Storage is a huge selling point. Tidy up and clear out the accessible closets and cupboards in the home and make sure to point them out during an open house or showing. We tend to hold onto a lot of “stuff”, so inform your buyers that your house has all the place to store their most treasured memories!

Appeal to the senses.

Consider ways you can appeal to potential homebuyers’ other senses. During a viewing or open house, bake some fresh cookies or burn delicious smelling candles and play light, relaxing music in the background.  Some of our best memories are based on scents, don’t forget to have your house smelling fresh and comfy!

Consider turning to an expert.

With their knowledge of current trends and a great eye for design, professionally certified stagers can transform a home in a variety of ways and have a keen sense of what homebuyers want and expect in a home. Investing in hiring a pro may pay off in dividends.

For More helpful hints download our free Sellers Guide