Home is not just a space but a feeling to us. A special feeling happens when a prospective buyer walks into what will be their future home. Sometimes this feeling happens after visiting and walking through several potential homes; sometimes, it is the first home they encounter.
At Jensen and Company we know how to prepare your home to be listed and sold. From a seller’s perspective, how do you make your listing feel like home to prospective buyers?
There are several factors involved; of course, there is the importance of price points, location, and the size of the home. But, what can have the most considerable impact is whether or not your prospective buyer can see themselves living in the house, which can come from having your home effectively staged.
How to Stage Luxury Homes
Staging truly is an art and it pays to have a trained eye look through your home and know what lighting, paint, furnishings and arrangements will create a blank canvas for buyers to literally picture their most loved belongings in the space.
A home should be an inviting place to enjoy, relax, entertain, and grow. Effective staging should show the best features and appeal to the largest pool of potential buyers. Luxury homes in Park City often have magnificent views and resort-style amenities. Make sure to showcase your home’s unique features by following a tailored plan for your property and not just a general decluttering guide.
Manage the Space
An essential part of staging a home is managing the space, also known as spatial awareness, of the home. Luxury homes are usually larger homes that, when they feel too “empty,” can have a negative impact on the potential buyer. Ensure that the furniture and accessories are well balanced and don’t block traffic flow. Look for a blend of functionality and beauty.
All areas of the home should be clean, clutter-free, and smell good at the minimum.
Designs the Space
Home staging is different from an interior designer. An interior designer’s job is to decorate a home in accordance with the owner’s tastes. Whereas a home stager’s job is to design a home with a look that is fresh and welcoming and not taste specific. People with different tastes all need to be able to see their belongings in your home if they choose to purchase it.
Stick to a neutral color scheme and if you need splashes of color, do that with smaller accessories like throw pillows and blankets, or plants. Make sure the home is light, bright and clean. Do some research online and find pictures of a room that you like and try to mimic that in your own space.
Minimize the home’s personal touches and remove any photographs or other personal items that might feel “too personal.” The goal of staging a home is to invite potential buyers to see themselves living there. A potential buyer might have difficulty imagining themselves living in the space if there is too much evidence of the previous owner still living there. Especially if there are too many personal items in the home, such as family portraits or collectibles.
Ready, Set, it is Time to Stage!
When preparing your home for sale, it can be overwhelming to consider the different things you need to do. The most overwhelming part is preparing the home to be viewed by others. To help start staging your luxury home, download Jensen and Company’s free staging guide. This guide will help you every step of the way in staging your home for the fastest sale for the most amount of money.
Staging a home doesn’t have to be a burden. If you’re feeling lost or overwhelmed with staging your luxury home, let Jensen and Company help you today!