5 Quick Tips to Staging Your Home

Staging your home can be a great way to present value and help your home sell quicker. As your Lifetime Home Support Team, Amy Stockberger Real Estate believes in providing free tips to help cut down on stress and move on to the next home you're ready to buy. As part of our dedication to being the best realtor team in Sioux Falls, we've outlined a few quick tips you can implement to sell your home faster! #SellYourHomeFast with Amy Stockberger Real Estate, the #1 real estate team in South Dakota.

Tip 1:

Understand your timeline. Are you looking to sell really fast because you have an offer on another home for sale in or around Sioux Falls? Are you in the very beginning phase of selling your home and not rushed? Or somewhere in between?

Depending on your level of urgency and understanding will allow you to review the remaining tips on how to stage home to sell.

Tip 2:

Visualize your home being viewed by prospective buyers. What are the main rooms they will be attracted to? Are there any sore spots that need to be buttoned up or painted? What is unique about my home that we can emphasize?

Start with the main rooms in your house, such as the kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom. Referencing back to Tip 1, if you have more time, then list out the next set of rooms. Once you've built your checklist of important rooms you can move on to Tip 3!

Tip 3:

Now that you are mentally prepared and created your checklist, it's time to start working! The best advice here is to think "simplicity wins". Basically, it's time to declutter. At some point you'll need to start packing for your next home - we have tips on how to organize your packing that you can refer to as well.

Start with furniture you can live without. Creating an open space that prospective buyers can visualize their belongings is a key step in the whole process. PRO TIP: Removing any furniture that has tears, rips or stains can help!

Tip 4:

Now that you've decluttered, it's time to start cleaning. Based on your timeline, budget and desire, you will need to hire a cleaning service or get after it yourself. Since we've sold thousands of homes in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, we've heard this is sometimes the most hated phase! Knowing it's crucial to present your home and get top dollar, it may be worth the investment to hire a cleaning service to take the stress out of staging your home. PRO TIP: Keep a laundry basket or something similar available to throw little things in when someone is ready to view your home.

Tip 5:

Okay, you have a checklist, you've bought in to decluttering and cleaning. Great work! You're off to a great start to staging and selling your home. Not only have you a cleaner home, you're also off to a great start packing for the next home. The last of our Quick 5 Tips to Staging Your Home is all about curb appeal. There are different ways to create curb appeal depending on where you live - in the city, on a farm, or country, or somewhere in between. PRO TIP: Think like a buyer! What would you notice if you were viewing your home?

If you're selling your home in Sioux Falls, Tea, Harrisburg, Brandon, or other communities, our team is available to help! We've served thousands of clients by listening to their needs and providing expert advice from staging your home, to interior design, to financing, and much more. Whether you're a first-time home buyer or moving to a different location, our Lifetime Home Support Team is here to help. Call us at (605) 340-1933 and schedule a FREE consultation so we can help you #SellYourHomeFast and for more money.