4 Ways to Impress Home Buyers with Your Home Staging

4 Ways to Impress Home Buyers with Your Home Staging

  • Intown Collective
  • 02/21/23

Are you considering selling your Atlanta home? Are you wondering how to stage your home so that buyers want to make an offer immediately? Experts know that staging a home can help to sell your home quickly – and even for 25% more! Read on to find out what four things you should focus on to elevate your home staging efforts.

1. Get your home professionally cleaned

The statistics speak for themselves; only 10% of sellers keep a home clean as it should be during private showings and open houses. Consider getting your home professionally cleaned so that you can beat the statistics!

A professional cleaning company with experience cleaning luxury homes in the Atlanta area can do a quick and thorough job. They can get down into the thick carpet and remove the debris, dust, and odors that have accumulated for months, maybe even years. Furthermore, professional cleaning companies will use certified cleaning sprays that often perform better than your typical household cleaners. After the professional cleaning crew is done, you can perform regular spot cleanings and begin focusing on home staging and decorating!

2. Create a charming curb appeal

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Whether driving by or visiting virtually, the first thing many home buyers will notice is the curb appeal. If the house's facade doesn’t look very appealing, it could affect how home buyers feel about the rest of the home. Conversely, a home buyer with a positive impression of the curb appeal will likely carry that same positive feeling as they walk through the interior of the property. Furthermore, as many as 94% of agents have said buyers are likely to pay more for a home with excellent curb appeal.

When considering your Atlanta home's curb appeal, you must ensure that everything looks well-maintained. You need to mow the lawn, trim the hedges, and powerwash the driveway. By doing basic landscaping, you can expect a solid return on investment (ROI). Consider also washing the windows and repainting the front door to give it a fresh and beautiful look. If your front yard has a feature like a fountain, make sure that it is free from debris and that the water looks clean. Overall, a facade that looks upscale and well-maintained will undoubtedly impress buyers!

3. Bring life inside the home

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A staged home should not appear lifeless or dead. Instead, you must create a space that appears vibrant and lively. The prospect of bringing life to a cavernous space may feel impossible. However, there are three ways you can add some life to the walls of your Atlanta home.

The first way is by considering your lighting. Walk through your home and update the light fixtures. Consider updating to energy-efficient lightbulbs, which many home buyers love. Consider also opening the blinds and curtains to let in as much natural light as possible. Remember, home buyers do not want to walk into a space that looks drab or dark. Instead, they want to walk into a home that is beautifully lit. A home with plenty of natural light can allow everything — from the furniture and decor to the walls and ceiling — to shine.

Another way that you can bring some vibrancy to your space is by updating the colors. First, walk through and consider how the colors make you feel. Do the colors make you feel tired or anxious? Or do the colors make you feel excited? Consider also if the colors remind you of the natural environment outside. For example, reminding buyers of the gorgeous trees and brilliant blue skies can bring a sense of calm to your space. You could bring these natural colors into your home for an exciting integration of nature and home. After choosing the colors that seem to bring the most vibrancy to your space, you can paint the walls and ceilings.

The final thing you can do to bring life inside the home is to add plants. Besides providing fresh air, plants can add pleasing texture to your space, giving it volume and heightened interest. Consider adding plants around entryways, on tables and countertops, and beside fireplace mantles. As plants have been shown to improve overall mood and even concentration by 15%, home buyers are likelier to feel happy and focused during home showings.

4. Add finishing touches

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Once you have finished your home staging, it is time to let prospective buyers into your home for a showing. However, before you walk out the door, you might consider adding a few finishing touches to help impress home buyers. It has already been shown that adding potted plants can help boost home buyers’ moods. Consider taking that a step further and getting a fresh bouquet. You can then place the beautiful flowers on the dining room table, coffee table, or nightstand in the bedroom.

Other strategies for setting your open house up for success include baking some cookies or playing soft music to set a calm, comforting mood where buyers feel invited. Open all the blinds or curtains to let in the natural light to illuminate all the amazing features of your home. With fresh flowers on the tables and the warm and pleasant aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting in from the kitchen, you will no doubt be able to impress buyers. Just don’t forget to turn on all the lights before the buyers arrive!

Ready to get started?

Are you seeking more expert home staging tips for selling your Atlanta home?  Are you interested in downtown Atlanta condos for sale, Brookhaven real estate, or Morningside luxury homes? Team up with the esteemed group of highly skilled realtors at Intown Collective. They can provide top-tier guidance on everything from getting a home ready to list on the market to the real estate market. Intown Collective can help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar!

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