Published on : 14 May 20204 min reading time
Spring is coming soon and whoever talks about spring says change and improvement in the house. Many people want to sell their house and one of the first things to consider when you want to sell quickly is the famous home staging.
What does it mean exactly? Home staging is a process of optimizing real estate sales. It is also called home staging. Home staging means word for word “staging the house”. It is used to enhance the value of a property for sale using suggestion-based techniques. It is then a question of conditioning the state of mind of the potential buyer when he or she first enters the house for sale.
The origins of home staging date back to the 1970s. More precisely, this method of real estate valuation was born on the other side of the Atlantic (in the United States in particular) in 1972 thanks to a real estate agent named Barbara Schwarz who is its promoter.
History of home staging
We’ve been talking about it for years, but maybe this time it’s your turn to think about it. Is it really worth it? The answer is YES, absolutely!
So, what do you do to get there and make a success of your home staging?
The basics of home staging are quite simple and one of the important points to remember is that the vast majority of people have difficulty imagining spaces. They have difficulty visualizing themselves living in your home. They then need a helping hand to make this task easier for them. That’s why this technique is so important.
How to make a success of your home staging?
Purify and depersonalize all the rooms
This means removing what is superfluous.
For example, knick-knacks and other very personal items such as picture frames, trophies, medals, children’s drawings, etc… It clutters up more than anything else and the buyer feels like he is entering your bubble of intimacy.
Refresh the decor to achieve a timeless style.
This means repainting the walls and ceilings with an up-to-date tint, changing window coverings if necessary, bedding, rugs, lights, frames and cushions so that they are contemporary and neutral.
Focus on the main rooms
We know that the buyer’s crush is immediate when he enters the house. The living room, the kitchen, the master bedroom and the bathroom are the rooms to prioritize.
Tidying and filing
That is to say, remove and store in boxes what is out of season and makes the storage spaces look messy. A nice and tidy walk-in without being overcrowded is a sure hit for the buyer.
Get rid of all superfluous and oversized furniture that makes the space seem smaller than it really is.
The furniture must breathe and the customer must have a clear view of the circulation areas and clearances around the furniture.
Hide holes in the walls and anything that needs to be repaired so as not to discourage the buyer and make it appear that the house has not been well maintained.
Also take care of the outside of the house
It’s important because it’s the first glance. Remove weeds, prune shrubs, repair steps, concrete, paving stones if necessary, keep windows clean and in good condition.
Clean your home like never before
And this everywhere, tiles, showers, wardrobe interiors, appliances, fireplaces… everything must be impeccable when you want to sell quickly.