How to Stage a House for an Open House in 8 Easy Steps

Saturday May 21st, 2022

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How to Stage a House for an Open House in 8 Easy Steps

Are you getting ready to sell your house? If so, you will want to make sure that it is staged properly. Staging a house can be a challenge, but it's worth it in the end. In this blog post, we will outline seven easy steps that you can follow to stage your house for an open house. By following these tips, you will be able to create a welcoming and appealing space that potential buyers will love! Having said that, let's get started!

What Does it Mean to Stage Your Home?

Staging is the process of preparing a house for sale. The goal of staging is to make the house look as inviting and appealing as possible to potential buyers. This can be done by decluttering, rearranging furniture, and adding or removing certain pieces of decor. Staging is important because it can help to sell a house faster and for a higher price because you are passively trying to flatter your property  to potential customers.

According to The Balance, “The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that 49% of buyers’ agents said that staging a home made it easier for a buyer to see the property as future potential. Nineteen percent of agents said that staging increased the dollar value offered between one and five  percent, whereas seven percent reported that staging increased the value offered by six to ten percent.”

While some people may choose to hire a professional stager, others may decide to do it themselves. If you are going to stage your house yourself, here are a few things that you should keep in mind.

Step 1: Declutter

The first step to staging your house is to declutter. This means getting rid of any unnecessary items that are taking up space. If you have too much furniture, consider removing some pieces or putting them in storage. The goal is to create a clean and open space that potential buyers can easily move around in.

Step 2: Depersonalize

The second step is to depersonalize your space. This means removing any personal items such as family photos, collections, and so on. You want potential buyers to be able to see themselves living in the house, and that can be difficult if there are too many personal items on display. As a result , it is important to remove anything that might make the house feel like someone else's home.

Step 3: Clean

The third step is to clean your house from top to bottom. This includes dusting, vacuuming, and mopping. You also want to make sure that all of the surfaces are clean and free of fingerprints. The goal is to create a space that looks and feels clean and inviting. Having said that,  you may want to consider hiring a professional cleaning service to do a deep clean of your house before the open house. Overall, cleaning is important for a number of reasons. Among the primary reasons is that it makes the house more presentable and inviting. Second, it helps to remove any allergens or irritants that could trigger allergies or asthma. And  third, it can create a sense of calm and peace for your potential buyers throughout the open house process.

Step 4: Rearrange Furniture

The fourth step is to rearrange your furniture. This can be a challenge, but it's important to create a layout that is both functional and appealing. You want potential buyers to be able to move easily from one room to the next, and you also want each space to have a purpose. For example, you may want to arrange your living room furniture  in a way that encourages conversation.

Step 5: Add some color

The fifth step is to add some color to your space. This can be done with paint, wallpaper, or even throw pillows and blankets. The goal is to create a warm and inviting space that potential buyers will enjoy spending time in. This will help  them to see your house as a potential home, rather than just another property on the market.

Step 6: Bring in the light

The sixth step is to bring in the light. This can be done by opening up curtains and blinds, or even adding additional lighting fixtures. You want potential buyers to feel like they are walking into a bright  and welcoming space.

Step 7: Add some finishing touches

The seventh and final step is to add some finishing touches. This can include adding fresh flowers, setting out a welcome mat, or anything else that will help to make your house feel like a home.

Step 8: Get Feedback

The eighth and final step is to get feedback. Once you have staged your house, it's important to get some input from others. This can be done by asking family and friends for their opinion, or even hiring a professional stager. By getting feedback, you will be able to make any necessary changes before the open house. 

All in all, by following these tips, you will be able to stage your house for an open house  in no time! We hope that you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions about staging your house for an open house, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help! Additionally, if you reside within the Mississauga area feel free to check out our ultimate guide on Mississauga open houses to get a better idea of the Mississauga housing market. Take care

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