Staging a home can be done with the basics. While people believe home staging is costly (and it can be), you can stage your home effectively with what you already own or by purchasing a few inexpensive things to get the job done. Realty Unleashed offers free Calgary home staging because we know it works, selling your home faster and sometimes even for more money. If you are wondering how to stage your home with the basics, we have 4 of our tips here!
Declutter, depersonalize + clean.
The most critical step in Calgary home staging is decluttering, depersonalizing, and cleaning your home. Start by removing any unnecessary items that can make your space look crowded. Take down personal mementos or any decor that may not appeal to many potential buyers. Clear off countertops, shelves, and tables, leaving only a few tasteful decorative pieces. Focus on organizing and decluttering storage areas like closets and cabinets since buyers will likely inspect them. Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to clean! Vacuum, sweep, mop floors, clean windows and mirrors, wipe down surfaces, and scrub bathroom and kitchen areas. A clean and clutter-free home will create a lasting impression on buyers, allowing them to imagine their life in your home.
Rearrange your furniture.
Rearranging furniture is a cost-effective way to enhance the layout and flow of your home during the staging process. Start by evaluating each room and considering the best arrangement to maximize space and functionality. Experiment with different furniture placements to create inviting conversation areas and open pathways. For example, you can arrange seating around a focal point like a fireplace or coffee table. Aim to create rooms that look balanced and intentional. Remember to leave enough room for easy movement and ensure each area serves a clear purpose. By rearranging your existing furniture, you can transform the look and feel of your home without spending any additional money.
Improve your curb appeal.
For buyers, the condition of your home on the outside is a good indication of what the inside will look like. Trim any overgrown bushes or shrubs, mow your lawn, and pull any weeds that take away from the cleanliness of your curb appeal. Clear out any debris or clutter from the front and backyard. You can always add some pretty, colourful flowers or potted plants for an extra touch! If you are selling your home in the winter, it’s important to shovel and salt any driveways or pathways. Replace burnt-out or dimmed light bulbs on your front porch, and if your front door needs a fresh coat of paint, give it one! A little goes a long way when it comes to your curb appeal.
Use what you already have.
Take inventory of your existing decor and accessories and get creative with repurposing and rearranging them to create a cohesive and visually appealing look. Start by swapping artwork or wall decor between rooms to give each space a fresh feel. Reconsider the placement of your throw pillows, blankets, and rugs to add texture and visual interest to different areas of your home. Consider repurposing items like vases, trays, or decorative baskets to attractively organize and display smaller items. Look for opportunities to highlight your home’s unique features by strategically placing accent pieces or decor items in those areas. By using your existing items and rearranging them thoughtfully, you can transform the ambiance of your home without spending a dime.
Realty Unleashed offers free Calgary home staging!
We have helped many clients stage their homes entirely for free. The reason we offer this service is because we know it works; we have seen the success of Calgary home staging time and time again. If you want a REALTOR® to help you stage and sell your Calgary home, we’d love to talk to you!