When you are getting ready to sell your Kenai house you are going to be told all kinds of things that you need to do. This means that your to-do list is most likely growing due to all the research you are doing. But sometimes it’s what you don’t do that can make all the difference. With that in mind, here are five staging mistakes you don’t want to make when selling your Kenai house.
Home staging is expensive even if you are trying to DIY the projects on your own. If you are working on a budget or short on time, there’s no reason that you need to stage every room. The important rooms to stage are the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and master bedroom.
But, when it comes to the office and guest rooms you don’t need to go all out. Make the rooms clean and uncluttered and leave it at that.
There is a fine line before staging correctly and doing too much. It’s important to remember that too many things in a room can make it feel crowded and smaller then it actually is. Keep things simple with clean lines as you stage. You don’t have to paint the entire picture for the buyer, just enough to give them the idea of what the room looks like and what it would be like to live there.
We have a tendency to locate furniture against walls in rooms. And while it makes sense in the fact that it allows you to use the open space in the middle of the room, it’s also not always the best way to stage or use a room.
Focus on setting the furniture up in a way that makes it inviting and looks like it would draw people in for conversation.
You’ve probably spent years putting your personal touch on your Kenai house while making it feel like your home. That makes it hard to remove that personal touch when you are getting ready to sell. But, the less personal it feels to you the more a buyer feels that it could be a place they could put their personal touch on.
That means it’s time to pack up the photographs, collections, and repaint the walls to cover up the bright orange you love so much. It’s isn’t something that you need to be upset about or feel bad about. Your personal touch is coming with you to your new place.
The little things in life go a long way and it’s the same with staging a Kenai house. Think of a living room that only has furniture in it with nothing else. It probably feels a little cold. But, if you add a throw blanket on the couch, a glass of flowers on a side table, a few books on the coffee table, and a beautiful piece of art on the wall it starts to feel more comfortable and inviting.
Staging a Kenai house the right way is not an easy task. If you have the budget and don’t want to take it on yourself, hire a home stager to do the work for you. Or, if you are working on a budget there are some stagers that you can pay a flat rate for a consultation where they will provide you a to-do list with things to complete before you put the house on the market.