Home staging is the process of preparing a residence for sale in the real estate market. It involves making the home as attractive as possible to potential buyers by highlighting its best features and minimizing its flaws. Home staging is important because it can help a property sell faster and for a higher price by making it more appealing to potential buyers. In fact, many buyers are unable to discern scale in an empty space. Rooms that appear small when empty come to life when furnished in a warm and inviting way. Staging a home allows buyers to see scale accurately. Research has shown that professionally staged homes typically sell in less time and for more money than non-staged homes. Additionally, home staging can make the home stand out in a crowded market and help it be more easily remembered by potential buyers.
Some important current trends in home staging:
Minimalism: This trend focuses on decluttering, simplifying, and neutralizing spaces to create a clean, uncluttered look. This can make rooms appear larger and more inviting.
Modern Farmhouse Style: This style combines elements of traditional farmhouse design with modern updates. This includes using natural materials such as reclaimed wood, shiplap, and exposed brick to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. There are inexpensive ways to add an element of interest such as the study wall in the Jackwood home linked below.
Natural Elements: Incorporating natural elements like plants, wood, stone, and other materials can create a serene, organic feel in a home which can promote well-being and relaxation.
Color Schemes: Popular choices for home staging are neutral colors, such as grays, white, and beiges. These neutral colors are easy to coordinate and appeal to a broad range of buyers.
Smart Technology: Including smart home devices and technology can make a home more appealing to modern buyers. This can include, smart thermostats, smart lighting and even smart locks.
An example of one of my recent listings that was staged:
(if you would like to see additional examples please email me at email@example.com and I will gladly send more)