Is Your Edmonton Home for Sale? Here’s Why Staging Your Home Matters

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at 11:02am.

Are you planning to sell your Edmonton home?  Putting your Edmonton home up for sale may seem a bit daunting, especially given today’s real estate market; however, there are things you can do that can help you improve your home’s chances of selling, no matter what real estate looks like.  For instance, staging your home can help a lot when putting your Edmonton home up for sale.

What are the benefits of staging your Edmonton home?

1) Staging lets your home speak to your buyer, not just to you.

You’ve spent a lot of time in your home, and your choices of furniture and decor have all be selected to make your home feel like a home—to you.  The reason it feels like your home is because you don’t have the same tastes as everyone else.  It’s important to remember this, because even if you love your home, and even if people who come into your home think it looks nice, the decor that is personalized to you may not be right for your potential buyer; this might make it a lot harder for your potential buyer to picture him or herself in that space.  Staging your home with non-personal, neutral decor can help to amplify the features of the home without alienating potential buyers with those personal touches that might clash with their own tastes and style.  This can help you get a much better response when you put your Edmonton home up for sale.

2) Staging eliminated the need for imaginative thinking.

Not all of your buyers are going to be as imaginative as you might be.  It might be hard for them to walk into your home and picture all of the great ways they can utilize the space.  Staging your home enables your home to do this for your potential buyers.  By presenting furniture ideas that amplify the space in a neutral way, without incorporating too much of that individuality or personal style that some people might not respond to, you are making it a lot easier for potential buyers to picture themselves in your home.  This will make it a lot easier for you to get that Edmonton home for sale off the market.

Of course, you don’t have to go it alone when staging your home.  When you put your Edmonton home up for sale, there are companies you can hire that will help you with staging your home.  Your realtor may be able help, or may be able to recommend someone who can help.  And don’t worry about buying all new furniture.  Simple slip covers, or renting staging furniture can make staging your home a lot easier, a lot more cost-efficient, and a lot more successful.

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