Preparing for your first home staging can be a long and complicated process. It means turning your home into a property that sells. Choosing what to keep, what to toss, and what to rearrange can often feel like changing your lifestyle. But thinking about what potential buyers want gives you an edge when selling your home.
In some cases, you’ll need to buy some new furniture to change how your home feels to potential buyers. These are just a few pieces of furniture that you may want to use to help sell your home faster, for more money, and to a completely new kind of clientele.
1. Shelving Units
Many people realize their homes are cluttered with all sorts of things almost the second they decide to stage their homes. Rooms that were simply just filled with stuff are now an obstacle for selling their home quickly. Luckily, shelving units are designed specifically to get these items into a better place and make your home look a lot less clutter.
Many people use bedrooms as offices and offices as bedrooms, but they keep them the same when they stage. This is not always the best idea. If you’re using a room in an unconventional way, then it may be in your best interest to get pieces to make it look like it should. In the case of a bedroom used as an office, put a twin bed in the space and get rid of the office feel. Then people will remember the number of bedrooms and consider your home.
Alternatively, you may want to redress small bedrooms as offices for the more professional markets. Since people are starting to work from home more and more, giving the possibility of a home office appeals to many people. If you’ve been using a den as a small bedroom for a child, think about taking out the bed and putting in a more professional-looking office space. In areas where young professionals are buying, advertising office space can actually make your property much more competitive.
Buying brand new furniture just for the staging may seem like a waste of money, but there are more affordable options, including furniture rental companies, that can help you more effectively stage your home. Furniture rental companies will lend you the furniture you need and save you from buying new pieces outright.
The affordability of rental furniture means you can upgrade your home’s look without breaking the bank. Homes with older furniture aren’t appealing to the modern buyer, so consider swapping out the old with some newer pieces. This will give your home a newer, more contemporary feel, which can attract different kinds of clientele