The power of staging: How to make your home stand out

The power of staging: How to make your home stand out

Contrary to what you’ve heard, staging isn't just for luxury homes. 

It can benefit any type of property and entice the right buyers. Not only does it make your listing photos more appealing, but it also allows buyers to easily picture themselves living in your home.

But here's the real kicker: staging can increase your home's value by 1-5%, according to a March 2023 report from the NAR. 

And the best part? You don't need to spend a fortune on professional staging to see results.

Create Focal Points

Identify the key feature in each room. Is it a fireplace? A large window with a great view? Once identified, arrange your furniture and decor to highlight these features. For example, if it's a fireplace, position the chairs and couch to face it. If you don't have a clear focal point, create one. This could be as simple as a large piece of art or a statement piece of furniture.


Start by walking through each room in your home and removing all personal items, such as family photos, unique artwork, and any other items that clearly identify the space as yours. Replace these with neutral artwork or simple decor pieces that can be found at local thrift stores or budget-friendly home goods shops.

Enhance Curb Appeal

Dedicate a weekend to boost your home's exterior attractiveness. Rent a power washer to clean your driveway and sidewalks. Invest in some colorful, low-maintenance plants to place around your front entryway. If you have a porch, consider adding a couple of chairs and a small table to create an inviting outdoor seating area.


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