Staging your home for sale is an essential step in the selling process. House staging in Edmonton costs different amounts depending on what you’re looking for. Home staging generally involves creating an inviting, appealing space where potential buyers can imagine living. However, Edmonton home staging doesn’t have to cost a lot of money – in fact, we do it for free! But we will talk about that later. There are several ways to stage your house for sale on a minimal budget. By focusing on small, inexpensive changes, you can create a polished, well-staged home that impresses potential buyers without breaking the bank. We will explore several ways to stage your house for sale on a minimal budget, including decluttering and cleaning, enhancing curb appeal, improving lighting, and focusing on the details.
Declutter + depersonalize
One effective way to stage your home with minimal resources is to declutter and depersonalize your space. Removing excess furniture, decorative items, and personal belongings can make your home look more spacious, tidy, and inviting to potential buyers. Take down photos of your family or friends, remove wedding invitations and magnets from the fridge, and put away all the shoes that clutter the entryway. Put any mess on the counter in a drawer or a bin for the listing period. If you’re planning to move, you will have to start to pack things away anyhow, so you might as well begin before you list!
How is your curb appeal?
Another cost-effective way to stage your home for sale is to focus on enhancing your curb appeal; this involves sprucing up the exterior of your home to make it look more inviting and attractive to potential buyers. Simple tasks like mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, and adding colourful flowers or plants to your front yard significantly affect your home’s curb appeal. If you have a few extra dollars to spend, consider investing in a new welcome mat or giving your front door a fresh coat of paint. By making your home’s exterior look well-maintained and welcoming, you can create a positive first impression for buyers and increase your chances of a successful sale.
Rearrange your furniture
One way to stage your home for sale without spending money is to rearrange your furniture. Remove any bulky pieces or reposition them to create a more inviting flow. To create a cozy conversation area, group furniture together, such as two armchairs with a side table in between them, giving the idea that you could be sipping tea while chatting with a friend! By taking time to rearrange your furniture, you can create a more visually appealing and functional space that will impress buyers without spending any money!
Deep cleaning your home can be time-consuming, but it is essential in preparing your home for sale. Start by dusting all surfaces and use a damp or microfiber cloth, including furniture, shelves, and baseboards. Clean your floors, carpets, and rugs thoroughly, using a vacuum or steam cleaner to remove any dirt or stains. Scrub bathrooms and kitchens, including sinks, toilets, showers and countertops, using a disinfectant cleaner and a scrub brush to remove any grime or build-up. Wipe your mirrors and windows! By deep cleaning your home, you can make it look and feel fresh and inviting to potential buyers.
Light it up
Another way to stage on a budget is to focus on lighting. Good lighting can significantly affect a home’s overall atmosphere and appeal. You can start by maximizing natural light, which is always more attractive and flattering than artificial light. Make sure to open blinds and curtains, trim any bushes or trees blocking natural light from entering the house, and clean your windows to ensure they are sparkling clean. Additionally, consider adding some inexpensive light fixtures such as floor lamps, table lamps, or even string lights to create a warm and welcoming ambiance in your home. Replace any outdated yellow-toned bulbs with white-toned bulbs, which can instantly improve the look and feel of a home.
Realty Unleashed offers free Edmonton home staging!
We often get asked, “What’s the catch?” when we tell our clients that we offer free home staging in Edmonton and Calgary as part of our listing services. And the truth is that there is no catch. Realty Unleashed believes in the value of home staging because we have seen it work repeatedly. If you want an Edmonton REALTOR® or Calgary REALTOR® to sell your home and stage it for free (and also clean your house, take care of your junk removal and maintain your yard care for the duration of your listing period), we’d love to hear from you – fill out the form below and someone from our team will get back to you soon!