How To Stage A Home That Sells

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Staging your home strategically for photos, video tours, and in-person showings is one of the most important factors to consider when selling your home. Even if your home is large, reasonably priced, and in a desirable location, a negative appearance can derail a potential sale. Here are some tips to help you stage a home that sells. 

Get rid of clutter

With the holidays right around the corner, this is the best time to donate items that you’ve been holding on to for no reason. You may also consider renting a storage unit, for the time being, to open up some space. Organize under the beds and in the closets with baskets or boxes to make the space look crisp and clean. 

Stage the most important rooms first

Work smarter, not harder. Lots of buyers look at spaces like the master bedroom, kitchen, and living room more critically than the others. Begin by staging those rooms first. Pour your initial energy and inspiration into these spaces to make them shine before proceeding to the less crucial spaces. 

Move furniture or buy new pieces

Sometimes you may need to remove some items to increase the sense of space, but you may be better off buying or renting some new pieces in certain cases. Pull the old couch and replace it with a modern sofa or a new slipcover. Upgrade your kitchen table or add some barstools. Listen to and follow the advice of your real estate agent carefully to make the most of your home. 

Make the exterior presentable

Curb appeal is crucial when staging. It’s likely that the first photo a potential buyer will see is of the exterior: the front lawn, garden and door. Add some colorful flowers, repaint the door to compliment the home, or hire a service to trim the lawn. Clean up and dress up the exterior of your home to make the best first impression possible. 

Let the light in

Natural light is one of the most desirable features of a home. Open any curtains or lift all the shutters to let the warmth of the sunbeams shine inside. If you opt to cover your windows, consider investing in a more translucent style that will do their job but still allow some light in. The natural light will make those kitchen countertops sparkle and create an inviting atmosphere that potential buyers won’t want to leave behind.

Add a splash of color

Something as simple as a throw pillow or blanket or a new piece of art can transform a drab room to the prettiest one of the whole house. Or, take the opportunity to paint an accent wall. It’s time for a trip to HomeGoods or your local home-decor shop to make some tweaks that will make your home stand out.

Add detailed touches

Sometimes the small details can make a world of difference. After you’ve completed the major parts of staging, spend some time focusing on those extras such as neatly arranging linens in the bathrooms, or adding textured throw pillows on the couch. 


You have so many options available to you to make your home stand out, and The Parker Group real estate agents are here to help you every step of the way. The Parker Group Greenville, SC market experts have all of the skills and tools that will help you stage a home that sells. If you need additional tips on how to sell your home check out our guide here. Contact us to make an appointment so we can get started listing your home.

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