Edmonton home staging is an integral part of the listing and selling process. Staged homes perform better on the market because staging allows buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. When buyers begin their real estate search, they first go to REALTOR.ca, where they find homes they want to view in person. That means that your listing photos are incredibly important. The goal of home staging is to present your home in the best possible light, showcasing any features and creating a welcoming atmosphere that appeals to the most buyers. When you focus on curb appeal, intentional staging, decluttering + depersonalizing, and deep cleaning, you create a memorable experience that captures the imagination of prospective buyers, leading to a faster sale for you.
First step: curb appeal!
The outside of your home is a good indicator of what the inside will look like; if your exterior looks run-down, buyers may not even take the time to look at the interior. If you are listing your home in the summertime, make sure to mow the lawn, edge around the sidewalks and driveway, trim your hedges and ensure everything looks well-kept. If you are listing in the winter, shovel and salt your walks and driveway, ensuring buyers can walk up to your home safely. Replace your doormat with a new one and give your front door a good wipe-down for bonus points.
Stage every room with intent.
Edmonton home staging works to present your buyers with an illusion of what their home could be, not how they might actually live. When buyers walk into a room, they want to see how it can be used, especially if there is an odd shape or size room. If you have multiple bedrooms, stage them as a primary, a kid’s room or nursery, and a home office. This way, you are showing potential buyers that there are plenty of things you can do with each room in the house, and by doing so, you’re helping them imagine how their lives can look in your home.
Declutter + depersonalize.
It’s challenging to imagine living in a home when it is full of someone else’s personal belongings, be it decor, pictures, etc. Remove excessive clutter that makes your home feel messy or unorganized. Take down wedding invitations from the fridge and birthday cards from the mantle. If you have a coat rack full of winter jackets, toques and scarves, put them away nicely in a closet. You want your home to be tidy, organized and clean. One of the primary purposes of Edmonton home staging is to give buyers a viewing experience they will remember for all the right reasons! By decluttering and depersonalizing your home, you create an unforgettable first impression.
Deep clean your whole house.
A clean, well-maintained home creates a positive impression and helps potential buyers see the space’s potential. Start by thoroughly dusting all the surfaces, including the shelves, countertops, and furniture. Pay attention to often overlooked areas like ceiling fans, light fixtures, and baseboards. Clean windows inside and out to let in maximum natural light and ensure they sparkle. Deep clean carpets and rugs, or consider professional cleaning if necessary. Scrub all the bathrooms, ensuring the toilets, sinks, showers, and tubs are spotless! Once you begin tackling the kitchen, clean your cabinets, countertops, and appliances; invest in a good stainless steel cleaner if your appliances need it! A cleaned home creates a positive impression and reminds potential buyers that your home has been well-maintained.
Realty Unleashed offers free Edmonton home staging!
We offer free Edmonton home staging and free Calgary home staging because we have seen it work time and time again! Staged homes perform better than homes that are not staged, selling faster and for more money. If you are looking for an Edmonton REALTOR® or a Calgary REALTOR® who will stage your home and take care of your yard, listing clean + move out, eco-station and donation centre runs, and more, we’d love to hear from you. You can fill out the form below; someone from our team will get back to you soon!