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Are you ready to put your house on the market? You should start keeping it “show ready.” A Realtor(R) suggests tips and strategies.

If you’re putting your house on the market, the first thing you should do is connect with a Realtor(R) and stage your home to attract buyers. By staging your home you can showcase the home’s best features, make it look bigger and more appealing, and help potential buyers imagine what living there would be like.

But staging a home and keeping it “show-ready” isn’t as easy as it seems. Without the help of a quality Realtor(R), you could actually make your home seem worse and be unable to sell your property.

The Realtor(R) Guide to Keeping Your House Show-Ready

Know you should stage your home but not sure where you should start? In this article, we’ll share tips, tricks, and staging trends for getting your house “show-ready”, so you can sell your property as quickly as possible!

Create a Junk Zone for Your Extra Belongings

One of the biggest turn-offs for a potential buyer is a cluttered home full of junk and unnecessary belongings. Junk not only makes the place seem dirty and unappealing, but it actually makes it look smaller too!

You can keep the clutter to a minimum by storing these belongings in large storing bins and keeping them somewhere in your basement or in a closet. You can also use these bills for any last-minute cleanups if you have bills or kids’ toys lying around. By doing this you can make your home seem cleaner, bigger, and better organized, which are things potential buyers look for in a new home.

Make Your Master Bedroom Gender Neutral

When it comes to attracting potential buyers, your master bedroom is a major seller. And it should appeal to both sexes so that both men and women can imagine themselves sleeping in it. Our Realtors(R) recommend you get rid of any features that are too gender-specific and choose neutral colors for the walls, bedroom furniture, and room decor.

Update Your Appliances If Possible

When it comes to selling your home, sometimes it takes money to make money. If you have the budget for it, you should absolutely makeover your outdated kitchen with new appliances. By replacing any old appliances with new ones, you can attract buyers with bigger budgets and sell your home at a higher rate.

Go Green

Don’t have the budget to make major updates to your home? Well, one easy way to make your home seem appealing is to fill the house with greenery like flowers and plants. This will make your home seem brighter and fresher, which will appeal to buyers.

Pay Extra Attention to Your Living Room

Your living room is the other major focal point in your house beyond your master bedroom and kitchen, so you should make it look as good as possible. Here are our some great living room staging tips our Realtors(R) recommend:

  • Add chic lamps that can serve as both additional lighting and decor
  • Scrub away fireplace stains and replace any old screen
  • Buy light colored slipcovers to create an inviting feel
  • Remove any extra pieces to make the room feel bigger
  • Use bright, color-coordinated accent pieces and decor to make the room brighter

By following these simple design tips, you can enhance your living room space and make it appealing to buyers.

Final Thoughts on Staging Your Home

Don’t think staging your home is worth the effort? Well, think again! 91% of homes staged by accredited Realtors(R) sell within a month, and they can increase the value of your home by 6-20%. By following these easy tips, tricks, and trends you can sell your home at a faster rate for a better price!

Are you in the process of staging your home? Have any questions or tips to share? Let us know in the comments!