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Staging on a Budget: Cost-Effective Tips for Transforming Your Home

Staging your home is a critical part of the selling process. The cost of home staging in Edmonton will differ depending on what services or help you’re looking for. Home staging generally involves creating an inviting atmosphere in which buyers can imagine themselves. However, home staging in Edmonton does not have to drain your bank account – and, in fact, we do it for free! But we will touch on that later. There are several ways to stage your house for sale on a budget. By focusing on small, inexpensive changes, you can create a polished, well-staged home that impresses potential buyers without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways you can use Edmonton home staging to help sell your home faster and for more money!

Deep clean your whole house.

One of the best ways to begin home staging in Edmonton is to deep clean your entire home from top to bottom. When walking into a sparkling clean home, you have given buyers a positive first impression almost immediately. Furthermore, homebuyers generally visit REALTOR.ca first, meaning your home should show well right from the get-go. Scrub your bathrooms, wipe down any kitchen appliances, dust your surfaces and baseboards, and mop your way out. 

Declutter and depersonalize.

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Decluttering and depersonalizing are just as crucial as deep cleaning will be. This process can be overwhelming as you have to decide what to donate, keep, sell, or throw away. If you are listing your house for sale, you are probably prepping to move anyway, so this is a great time to get minimal! Buyers want to walk into a home and see a blank canvas that they can mentally curate with their personal belongings. If you have family photos hanging on the wall, wedding invitations on the fridge, or birthday cards on the mantle, you are not allowing buyers to see a home without your mark on it; get rid of things that aren’t necessary for showings and tidy up any mess or clutter that is distracting or obnoxious.

Rearrange your furniture.

We are here to abolish the myth that you need to go out and spend tons of money on furniture to stage your home! It simply is not true. Sure, you can use home staging companies that will provide you with a luxurious look, but the reality is that most properties on the market don’t need it. Move furniture around so that buyers have a clear pathway around your home. Set up rooms intentionally and with purpose. For example, rearrange your couch and armchairs in your living room to promote a conversation area; add a coffee table with a few books in the middle and remove your television. Home staging in Edmonton can be done with what furniture have already!

Focus on lighting.

Good lighting can seriously affect a home’s overall atmosphere and appeal! You can start by maximizing natural light where you can, which is always better than artificial light. Open the blinds and curtains, trim any bushes or trees that block natural light from entering your home, and clean your windows to ensure they look sparkling! While natural light is best, artificial light sometimes has to be the way. Consider adding some inexpensive light fixtures like floor lamps, table lamps, or even string lights across your back deck to give your home a warm and welcoming vibe! Replace outdated, yellow-toned bulbs with white-toned bulbs, which will instantly give your home a facelift!

Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Edmonton!

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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 need 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!

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