5 Tips to Save Money on Home Staging
Home staging is vitally important, even in a sellers’ market like we are in right now. Home staging is the act of designing and setting up a home to present to potential buyers. It is a way of showing off your home’s best features to get it sold. Many times staged homes sell faster and for higher prices than ones that are just put on the market as-is.
One thing to be careful about, especially if you do not have a large sum of extra cash lying around, is that the cost of staging can quickly add up. There are some ways in which you can successfully stage your home without spending a ton of money. Here’s how:
Don’t Paint Trim
If your home needs a fresh coat of paint or a totally new color to bring it to a more pleasing neutral palate, there is rarely a need to paint the trim. This can save a considerable amount of time and money.
Don’t Refinish Floors
If you have hardwood floors that are not in brand new shape, don’t think you need to spend the money to refinish them. Many times a good cleaning and a few touch ups are all you need. Hardwood floors are very trendy right now and most buyers see them as an upgrade no matter their condition, unless of course they are extremely bad.
Don’t Buy Furniture
It is not uncommon for homeowners to think they need to get updated and trendy furnishings to help show off the home. While this may help and many professional stagers rent all new furniture for the home owner to “borrow,” it is not mandatory to effective staging. Just pair down what is already in the home. If a space needs to feel highlighted or finished and you do not have something ask a friend or family member to borrow a piece while you are selling.
In a bedroom all you need is a nicely made bed and a few side tables with lamps. If your bedding is pretty dated or kind of busy consider purchasing a new comforter and some throw pillows.
Don’t Buy New Appliances
If you have appliances in good condition, but they are not brand new and in a trendy finish, don’t fret thinking buyers will hate them.
Don’t Neutralize Children’s Rooms
This may come as a big shocker to some, but many buyers expect to see kids themed rooms in family homes. Many times these rooms are not huge and will not take a ton of effort to repaint so buyers don’t see them as a nuisance. Many times this is not a thing that will make or break a sale, so save some money here.
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