home staging tips 2022 | Griffin Real Estate Okotoks
Feb 7, 2022
Publish by Brett Murrell
Category: Selling

5 Expert Home Staging Tips for 2022 and Beyond

Home staging is an important part of preparing your home for sale. As much as you want to keep it real and authentic, staged homes just perform better on the market.

Don’t worry! This doesn’t mean it will cost you a lot of money. Besides house repairs, you can work with what you have and stage your home to appeal to potential buyers.

Here are some tips for staging your home in 2022!

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Declutter

Before anything else, you need to declutter your home. Get rid of all the things that you’ve stored away—the ones that you don’t use anymore. It would be best to keep only the things that you would need. This also makes moving out easier for you. The fewer things you have, the faster and more convenient.

Decluttering also means removing your personal items when you stage your home. All those picture frames and souvenirs you’ve accumulated over the years should be out of sight.

Potential buyers would prefer a house that looks as good as new. That means leaving behind only the basic furniture and accessories that the buyer will see once they move into your home.

Renovate

Preparing your home for sale is a perfect opportunity to do some renovations and repairs. Have your home assessed by a realtor to know which parts of your house need improvement.

Having a house that’s ready to move into makes it look more presentable to potential buyers—but that’s not all. It also increases the value of your house as well as your profit.

When renovating your home, it’s important to focus on having neutral paints for your interior. While bursts of color give life and character to any home, houses with neutral paints appeal to a bigger market.

You might also want to consider updating lighting fixtures. Lighting can make such a difference in the aesthetics of your home. It can make the room look warmer and more inviting. It can also give your home a more elegant finish.

Updating your furniture can also have the same impact. You might want to consider reupholstering your couch or buying a new one if it’s more practical. You might also want to add some more shelves or storage units. Doing so would increase the value of your home.

If you have some accent pieces that you want to leave behind, try to match them with your house’s aesthetics. Whether it’s a painting, photograph, figurine, or plant, make sure it improves the space. Otherwise, it would be better to not include them in home staging.

Lastly, don’t forget your exterior. It will be the first thing that people see when they visit your home, so make sure it leaves a good impression. Check your roof for leaks and molds. See if you might need to repaint or clean some areas outside your house. Make sure that it looks warm and inviting even before buyers take a look inside.

Rearrange

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A good thing to do in staging your home is to rearrange your furniture. You want to give potential buyers the impression that your home is spacious and clean.

Having an open floor plan would make this much easier, but it’s achievable in any type of home. Try moving your tables and chairs around to see if you can make your space look more breathable. Store away some unnecessary furniture to maximize any space that you have.

You can also try matching your fabrics (curtains, pillowcases, bed sheets, etc.) to give the room a more polished look. Monochromatic aesthetics tend to look better and appeal to more people.

Deep Clean

If you’ve had your house for a while, it might be a good idea to do some deep cleaning before you move out.

Check your furniture for dust and dirt. Mop your floors. Clean your windows and blinds. Wash your linens. Make sure that your house is spotless.

This is an important tip for home staging as it can affect your house’s ability to sell greatly. Deep cleaning your house gives it the impression that it has been well-taken care of all these years. It also makes you look more trustworthy, which increases the chances of selling your home.

Take Pictures

The last tip in staging your home is to take high quality, inviting pictures of your property. Look for flattering angles and highlight certain parts of your house.

The most important rooms that impact the salability of every house are the master bedroom, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Focus the attention on these areas.

Make sure there is beautiful lighting. Keep the atmosphere warm and homey. Remember that these pictures can make or break your chances of selling your property.

Home Staging in 2022

Home staging can be done on your own. But if you’re looking to sell your home as soon as possible, you might want to consider bringing in some professionals to help you. They would surely know what to do with your property to make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Want to learn more about selling your home? Read our home seller’s guide by clicking here!

Home staging plays a vital part in selling your home, but there are other ways to help improve your chances. See what else you can do for your home.

After preparing your home for sale, check out some properties in Okotoks. You might be interested in living in this beautiful community.

Again, here are 5 home staging tips to help you sell your home:

  • Declutter your living space. Only keep the essentials.
  • Renovate your interiors and exteriors. Have the damages repaired in your house.
  • Rearrange your furniture to maximize the space. Try redecorating as well.
  • Deep clean your whole house. Make sure every nook and cranny is spotless.
  • Take pictures of your space that are flattering. These greatly help in selling your home faster.
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Okotoks Realtor | Griffin Real Estate | Brett Murrell

Founder/Realtor® Team Lead/CIR REALTY Okotoks Owner

Brett Murrell

I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, where I’ve brought dedication, hard work, trustworthiness, and loyalty with me into life and work. Farms and acreages have always been a big part of my life, and I bring those values and knowledge to my clients who seek my help. I care about what’s best for my clients, and I don’t stop until they’re happy.

Helping others goes beyond assisting them in viewings or paperwork, sometimes it’s lending an extra pair of hands unloading a U-Haul, helping with home repairs, or watching their pets.

My background in construction along with first-hand acreage living gives me an advantage over other REALTORS®. Whatever your acreage concerns are, I’m the expert on it.

There’s nothing more satisfying than helping people and teaching them along the way in their real estate journey. It’s satisfying to help them find a place they’re truly happy with.