Welcome to the Fall Real Estate Market - a historically very busy real estate season in the SC Lowcountry! In order to get your home sold quickly take advantage of some of these great tips!
5 simple staging tips that make a home irresistible!
When buyers walk into the right home, they get that look in their eyes. They get the warm-and-fuzzies because they can envision living in the home for years to come.
Stellar photography is a must. However, amazing photography only goes so far without excellent staging. The Cobb Group has you covered with a team of amazing photographers to feature your home in its best light.
Before we bring in a photographer, and definitely before we begin marketing the home, you have to set the stage.
Here's what some of the best interior designer have to say about how to properly stage your home.
5 Staging tips to get you the right kind of attention:
+ Light It Up +
Lighting is everything, and often, it is a great low-cost solution that can bring plenty of gains. The best way to improve lighting is to add floor lamps and table lamps. “The key is to create subtle variances of light levels, which accentuate surfaces and make the room feel more spacious,” according to Herline Goutama of Let's Stage.
+ Get Away From The Wall +
The wall is not your friend. Instead of depending on the wall as a guide, float your furniture, even in the least expected places. This method not only makes the space easier to navigate, but it also helps it appear larger. The goal is for buyers to be able to explore the home without being overwhelmed by the furniture.
Margaret Schafferfrom Restyle Home recommends using the home’s traffic pattern to guide you. “Furniture should never be a distraction, but rather a way to enhance the natural flow of the house,” she said.
+ Add Flowers +
Fresh flowers are a basic crowd pleaser. These simple additions lend vibrance, beauty and aroma to any room. Bouquets can be used as center pieces in the kitchen or dining table, and smaller arrangements can be placed on side tables. Even a few small stems in a mason jar can offer a welcoming touch.
+ Sell The Lifestyle +
You aren’t selling a home, you are selling the life. It’s all about the feeling that someone gets when they walk through the door. Ideally, prospective buyers will feel right at home, and make offers to match.
“A cozy reading nook in a living room or a collection of glass jars on a tray in the master bath creates a sense of both luxury and comfort,” according to Schaffer.
+ Use Elegant White Linens +
Looking for a way to create a spa-like atmosphere without breaking the bank? Goutama said it’s as easy as using white linens in the master bathroom.
“Thick white towels and shower curtains can transform a bathroom from frumpy to luxury spa,” Goutama said.
To take this to the next level, roll a few bath towels and place them on the tub, and do the same with hand towels near the sink. You can also add baskets of scented soaps, tub accessories, candles and a vase of lavender or an orchid.
“A clean, voluminous cotton duvet cover and white pillows adds a pleasant hotel look,” Goutama said.
First priority is getting buyers through the door!
Once that’s accomplished, great staging will allow buyers to feel at home and envision the possibilities. The Cobb Group offers 6 agents to sell your home!