Should you stage your home before you sell?
Hello, my name is Brent W. Wright and I’m a local Real Estate agent here in Northwest Indiana. I work with sellers every day and I’m here to help guide you in the right direction.
I have clients ask me this question all the time. Should I hire someone to help stage my house before I put it on the market? This really isn’t a one size fits all kind of question though. It’s going to depend on a lot of factors. Things like how much stuff do you have, how large are the rooms, what are the colors of the rooms etc.
One thing I tell each one of my clients is less is more when it comes to selling your house. You really want the buyers to be able to see the space and not your belongings. You want furniture away from the walls, excess items stored away and things off the counters. Especially if you have a small kitchen. You want it to have the feel that it’s a lot bigger than what it is. Now you also might want to do some touchup painting once you start moving furniture and different items. You don’t want scuff marks all over the walls. There’re easy ways to touch up and fade in the paint so it’s not noticeable.
If you aren’t a fan of getting a storage unit you can always store items in the garage, basement (unfinished areas preferably) and any other unfinished area in the home. Never, and I mean never store items from the floor to the ceiling. You always want potential clients to be able to see the distance and depth of a room. You don’t want them to open the door and only see three feet into the room. Obviously, it would feel extremely small at that point.
If you’re in the local area you can always give me a call and I’d be glad to help. If you’re not in the local area you can always give me a call as well and I’ll be able to refer a top Realtor in your local market to you.