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5 Helpful Tips for Staging Your Home

Jessica Evans

Jessica fell in love with D.C.’s unique neighborhoods while attending the University of Maryland...

Jessica fell in love with D.C.’s unique neighborhoods while attending the University of Maryland...

Jun 2 3 minutes read

You can stage your home effectively without a lot of effort. Here’s how.


Staging is an important part of the home selling process, and it’s something we do for all of our vacant properties. If you’re still living in your home while selling, though, staging can be a little tricky. It’s not practical to swap out furniture and remove all your personal belongings, but there are a few things you can do to stage your home yourself and still impress buyers. Here are some tips we recommend:


 1. Get rid of things. Unless you live very minimally, you’ve probably acquired some things that you don’t necessarily need or want to keep. Now’s the time to get rid of it. This gives you more room to hide your stuff when you have a showing.


"When it comes to staging your home, less is always more."


2. Declutter your home. This involves clearing off your surfaces and removing personal items. You don’t need to get rid of anything, but you should have an out-of-view place to put these belongings when buyers walk through your property. Put items in closets, cabinets, storage containers, or anywhere else that doesn’t detract from what visitors see.


3. Neutralize bedding and linens. Sometimes, bold comforters or quilts can be distracting. To avoid this, get a neutral-colored duvet or throw blanket to cover the beds and remove distractions. You can even just flip your comforter over if the back side is a neutral color.


4. Remove bold or patterned rugs. Rugs can make a room look larger or smaller, and bold rugs are usually somewhat distracting. Simply removing a rug can make all the difference to buyers.


5. Remove personal photos and art. If you have art that’s very specific to your style and taste, it might be a good idea to take it down. You want buyers to be looking at the house itself — not your decorations. 


When it comes to staging your home, less is always more. If you have any questions or would like more information about home staging, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


If you are looking for an accurate valuation of your home in the current market, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via phone or email. We’d be happy to provide our expert opinion on your home’s market value.

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