• Blake Davenport

Properly Stage Your Home


When you put your house on the market, it is imperative that you and your agent take the time to properly stage your house. An inviting and clean home will sell much faster than a cluttered and dirty one. So in this week’s Real Estate Tip of the Week, we share 18 tips for styling and upgrading your home for the open market.

1. Boost your curb appeal by cleaning up the outside of your home

2. Welcome visitors with an inviting porch

3. Break out the rubber gloves and get your house sparkling clean

4. Remove all clutter from your house

5. Create a balance between clean and lived-in

6. Decorate/stage your dining room table to highlight what dinner could look like

7. Give your floors a thorough cleaning

8. Choose sophisticated neutral colors when painting the walls and decorating the rooms

9. Create a gender-neutral master bedroom so both male and females can envision living there

10. De-clutter and open closets to make them seem larger and more inviting

11. Clean up toys in children's rooms

12. Showcase extra rooms wisely to help buyers visualize the space

13. Entice people to explore the whole house with proper flow and style

14. Show how you can use the awkward areas of your home

15. Handle pet odors

16. Stage your outdoors space

17. Decorate based on the season

18. Most importantly, create a lifestyle people are looking to live

So while these staging tips will take some time to achieve, they are well worth doing if you wish to sell your home quickly and at your desired asking price. To learn more about each of these tips, visit the full article from houzz.com by clicking here.

*Picture from @the_real_houses_of_ig on Instagram

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Blake Davenport

Long and Foster

4600 Lee Highway

Arlington, VA 22207

Cell: 703-350-8800

Email: blake.davenport@lnf.com

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