Ideally, when you list your property for sale, you want your entire home staged well. That way, you’ll maximize its appeal to buyers. However, that’s not always possible. So, if you can’t stage everything, focus your energy on those rooms that will have the biggest impact. Here are the rooms buyers tend to scrutinize most:
- The kitchen. Buyers almost always remember the kitchen when they see a home. They either love it or hate it. So, making your kitchen look great is crucial. Make sure it’s clean and uncluttered. A cleared countertop with only a few carefully selected decorative items and a beautifully set kitchen table can have a big impact.
- The living room. People spend a lot of time in the living room, so it’s not surprising that buyers take a close look at this space. Make it seem as spacious and comfortable as possible. The lighting should be soft and pleasant. Professional stagers say putting some books on a table will help set the right mood.
- The master bedroom. This room should, obviously, look uncluttered and warm. If there is an adjoining ensuite, consider it an extension of the same space. The bed should be made to look as welcoming as a nice hotel room bed. A throw and some decorative pillows could make a big difference. The closet – a clutter magnet in most homes – should be as neat and organized as possible.
- The foyer. Don’t underestimate the importance of this space. It’s the first thing buyers see when entering your home. Clear away items, such as shoes, to make the foyer seem open and inviting.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to make your home look attractive to buyers. When rooms are staged well, buyers tend to form a more positive impression and, as a result, you’re more likely to get a good offer.