While you could show your home off as is, it will look much better to buyers if you stage your home the right way. Here are a few simple home staging tips that anybody can do.
Keep Colors Gender Neutral
You may have some rooms in your home that are colors that suit that people using the room. For instance, you could have a baby girl's room that is very pink, or the boys bathroom that has a lot of blue. Try to make these rooms a neutral color so that they do not feel so gender specific. Neutral colors help a person see themselves living in the space, rather than thinking about how they will have to change the paint color when they move in.
Group Furniture Away From Walls
You may have optimized your furniture's location so that you have plenty of space between everything. Unfortunately, this may not always look the best, even if it is practical. If possible, consider pulling the furniture away from the wall and moving everything closer together. It makes a room feel much bigger due to all the empty space that surrounds the furniture. It makes it feel like more stuff can fit in the room.
Remove Family Photos
Have you added family photos around your home? You will want to replace those photos with something more generic while the home is being shown. Photos can cause problems with sellers being able to view themselves in the home. It allows them to put a face to the space, which can cause problems with a seller not seeing a home as their home.
Turn on the Lights
Showings are the best time to bring as much light as possible into the rooms. Open curtains, turn on the lights, and even turn on desk and end table lamps if you have them. Light will make a room feel larger. However, make sure you have light bulbs that put off a warm color. Lights that make a room look blue can be off putting, even though it's something that can be easily changed.
Bring In Flowers
Fresh flowers are a great way to add color and a pleasant scent to your home. If you know you have people coming over for a showing, some vases with fresh flowers scattered across the home can really add to the overall ambience. You don't have to run out to the flower store either, since flowers from your garden will do just fine.
Contact a real estate agent for additional tips.