Are you thinking of selling your home in the near future? You might be surprised to learn that staging a home can raise your selling price and help you close faster. What is staging and how can you use it for your property? Roll up your sleeves, and follow these steps to get your home ready to sell!

How to Maximize Your Space

While many people believe that pushing furniture against the wall makes rooms appear larger, this is a myth! Instead, try placing your furniture in groupings a few feet away from the wall to give the illusion that the room is larger.
Consider rearranging your living room furniture into couch and chair groups for a more open and welcoming space. Make your room seem larger by painting it the same color as the adjacent room and selecting a matching drapery color for a sophisticated touch.

Give Unused Rooms Purpose

You can increase the value of your home by repurposing an unused room or storage area. Transform an alcove into a cozy reading nook by adding a chair, lamp, and table. Perhaps you can create a yoga and meditation room by hanging some fabric on the wall and providing a mat and comfy pillows. You should consider staging your living room, kitchen, and master bedroom first for maximum ROI, then if you have additional time and budget you can stage other rooms.

Updated Lighting

Your home needs great lighting to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. If your home is not well lit, you can easily solve the problem by increasing the wattage of your lamps and light fixtures. In addition to opening your blinds before a showing, dust and clean your lamps and fixtures to let more light into your house and highlight its best features.

Keep Things Neutral

Fresh paint is an easy, cost-effective way to update your home. A neutral color scheme appeals to a wider audience, while bright or bold colors can make your visitors look the other way.

Good Things Come in Threes

As a general rule, you should try to declutter your spaces as much as possible, but classic decorative pieces can tastefully highlight particular areas. An odd number of accessories, preferably three, makes for the most pleasing look. Use color, shape, and texture combinations to create the best effect.

Deep Clean

Ah, the family couch. It’s where we enjoy relaxing and unwinding, but it’s also the place where hair, dirt, and crumbs accumulate. Take advantage of your vacuum’s upholstery attachment and consider giving the cushions and couch bottoms a deep clean before your next showing.
Despite spending hours clearing your home of all the dirt and clutter, if your air leaves you coughing and sneezing, all of your hard work will be in vain. The Fall transition is the season for allergies, so make sure to replace your furnace filters and vacuum out your registers in order to ensure optimal airflow around your home.

Are You Selling or Buying a Home in Aspen?

If you need help selling your home in Aspen, Woody Creek, Basalt, Carbondale, or Snowmass, we can help! Get in touch with us today to speak to one of our brokers or agents.