Jul 08

3 Tips for Home Staging an Empty Property

You might be familiar with the concept of home staging as a way to increase mass appeal of your for sale home to the general public. But what if the home you wish to sell is empty? Can an empty home also be effectively staged? The answer to this question is: definitely yes! Read on for more information.

The first tip is that, believe it or not, there are home staging professionals in existence today that excel in staging empty homes. Some of them are so effective at what they do that empty, the home receives multiple offers before entertaining even one open house. If the home you want to sell is empty and you are seeking to have it staged, you would do well to ask around to the different staging companies to find out if they have anyone on hand who specializes in empty homes.

Another important tip is the concept that less is more. That means the less your home is cluttered up by too much furniture, art pieces, or any other decorative items; the more appeal it will have to potential buyers. This is because the majority of potential buyers enjoy imagining what the home will look like with THEIR furnishings inside of it. If the home is too crowded they cannot easily do this. Then they may move onto a different home instead of buying yours.

Still another tip is regarding the cost of professional home staging companies. This can vary from one company to another, based on your home’s particular needs and the market for home buying you are currently in. Another factor that will determine how much you pay them is whether or not that staging company uses their own sets of furniture or buys some especially for your home. Of course the amount of time they spend staging your home also will factor into your cost.

We have a bonus tip for you as well. That is the person you select to stage your home should know your potential market. Is it families with children and pets or possibly a single professional who prefers a lot of space? Perhaps it is a retirement age couple with homes in a couple of states? Part of the answers to these questions lie in the neighborhood your home is in. Who makes up the majority of your neighbors right now? Odds are good that whatever demographics are there now will determine if more of the same type of neighbors will be attracted to your home. Then make sure your hired professional home stager knows how to set up your home accordingly.

When you are ready to sell your home, either empty or furnished, be sure to contact a local home staging company. They can work wonders when it comes to actually selling your home. Remember; the better your home looks, the more potential buyers it will attract. Then you can be assured of a successful and relatively quick sale. Everybody will be happy.