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5 surprising staging tips you need to know | Rules of Renovation


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5 Surprising Staging Tips You Need to Know | Rules of Renovation

While making significant layout changes and updating both structural and design elements is critical when flipping a home, oftentimes it’s the staging of the newly renovated home that spurs buyers to make an offer. From painting a picture of what it could be like for buyers to make your house their home, to providing design suggestions and optimal floor plan layouts, having your flipped home professionally staged can make all the difference between coming out even and turning a profit.

Here’s where Hilary Farr Seminars can help. When it comes to expertly staging your renovated homes for optimal resale value, consider the following 5 key tips.

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5 surprising staging tips you need to know | Rules of Renovation

  1. 1. 5 Surprising Staging Tips You Need to Know
  2. 2. 1. Don’t go ultra-clean Have you ever been in a home that feels so clean, tidy, and pristine that you’re afraid of taking a wrong step or making the wrong move? When touring these homes, it’s virtually impossible to feel comfortable, which is the first indicator of disinterest. While ensuring your home is sparkling clean and clutter-free is key, make sure you have the right amount of “lived-in” appeal to help buyers identify with and picture themselves in your home. From having hand soap by the sink and fresh cut flowers on the counter to placing hand towels in the bathrooms and ear-marked books by the beds, these small elements can make a big impact when it comes to selling your house.
  3. 3. 2. Leave no room untouched Sure, kitchens, living areas, and bathrooms are typically what sell homes, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect staging other rooms in your home. Not only do empty, un-staged rooms disrupt the flow of home tours, but it also signals that the sellers turn a blind-eye to detail (even if you didn’t in the renovation process). Make an effort to stage each and every room in your home—even if it means making spare, empty bedrooms impromptu workout rooms, offices, or creative spaces. By simply indicating that each area of the home can be put to use, you’ll increase your chances of appealing to potential buyers.
  4. 4. 3. Go neutral As drab as it may seem, you can actually have a lot of fun staging your home with neutral elements. Instead of reaching for the attractive, lime-green throw pillow, consider opting for a coffee-colored design that fits with the theme of your home while also adding a unique textural element that pops. In addition to acting as a inspirational “blank slate” for buyers, using neutral colors adds touches of sophistication and togetherness that appeal to those looking to buy.
  5. 5. 4. Lighting is key As mentioned in the Hilary Farr Seminars, Hilary Farr herself said, “Don’t rely on the lights that you’ve installed in the house to brighten up the mood”. In other words, don’t depend solely on the newly integrated interior lighting to give your home the look and feel you’re going for. While these efforts undoubtedly increase the value of the home, by adding simple, additional elements like lamps and candles you can implement the type of ambiance that built-in lighting can’t. Make an effort to include unique, style-fitting lighting elements that will help your home sell.
  6. 6. 5. Accentuate the essentials While paying attention to detail is key, dialing in on the home essentials is often what hooks buyers in the first place. Along with ensuring your kitchen has the charm and welcoming character you’ve been going for, you should make sure that the overlooked areas of the home are also noted. Whether you transform the underneath of your staircase into a creative bookshelf or utilize an oddly positioned kitchen cabinet as a display case for eye-catching artwork, showing buyers that each and every corner of the home can be used will only increase the appeal and resale value of your home.