10 Ways To Impress Home Buyers With Your Home Staging

Rica Greenwood  |  May 23, 2023

10 Ways To Impress Home Buyers With Your Home Staging

If you’re in the market to sell your beloved Cedar Park luxury home, you already know the area has plenty of appeal. Cedar Park is one of Texas’s most well-renowned suburbs, lauded for its top-notch schools, excellent neighborhoods, extravagant shopping, and fantastic dining experiences.

Adding to the enchantment is the high-end Cedar Park real estate scene that embodies the dream of lavish living. With such properties in high demand, if you’re considering selling your Cedar Park luxury home, we’ve compiled this list of 10 ways to impress potential homebuyers with your staging.

1. It all starts with the first impression

Of course, the exterior of your home is the first thing a potential buyer sees. Thus, curb appeal is absolutely essential when selling your property. You want your home to appear warm and inviting right from the get-go. Have your lawn professionally landscaped, add a pop of color with seasonal flowers, and create a welcoming entrance by painting your front door in a color that compliments your home. Add a couple of chairs and a small table to the front porch or a small bench and welcome mat to the entryway. Replace the faded old house numbers on your home and mailbox, and clean up and add fresh mulch to flower beds and shrubbery. Add some landscape lighting to create a dramatic entry.

2. Refresh your home with a deep clean

Have your home professionally cleaned by a reputable cleaning company, and be sure that cleaning scents are not overpowering. Your approach should be to have your home appear light and bright, paying particular attention to often-forgotten areas, such as the grout in your bathrooms, cabinets in your kitchen, and rugs throughout your home. Replace any worn or stained carpets, and add a fresh coat of paint to rooms that seem dingy or dirty. All window treatments will need to be cleaned. The aroma of the house is imprinted on curtains so they may need to be washed or replaced.

3. Consider your home’s best assets

When selling your home, you want to bring attention to the finer details and special attributes that make your home unique. For example, if you have rooms with tons of natural light, play up the windows, ensuring they are clean and clear and that the window treatments complement the view.

Change your furniture layout and pare down your furniture to showcase your home’s amazing architectural features. Bring attention to ample storage areas by clearing out your pantries and closets.

With smaller rooms, add a desk to create a home office or turn it into a well-organized play space for young children. Floating shelves, curated books, and framed art can give the illusion of more room in challenging areas. Also, pay special attention to your bookcases. A good rule is to remove 25% of your books and rearrange the rest in vertical and horizontal stacks, adding character and personality while lightening up the appearance of that space.

4. Take the time to de-personalize

While you have worked hard to make your home a reflection of yourself and your family, when selling your Cedar Park luxury home, you want to present potential buyers with the allure of possibilities. Remove personal photos, children’s artwork, and any messes or clutter from pets. Ensure your home is free of “family clutter” so potential buyers can envision their own lives inside your home.

5. Pay close attention to your kitchen and bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms that buyers will focus on during their tour. Ensure your kitchen counters are clutter-free; if your appliances are old, consider upgrading them to energy-efficient models. Deep clean or paint your cabinets to create a sleek ambiance.

You will want to stick with monochromatic tones that create a “spa-like” feel in your bathrooms. Adding fresh white towels, shower curtains, and bath mats is an easy way to achieve this goal. Consider lightly fragranced candles, fancy soaps, and some apothecary-style accessories to complete the look.

6. Scents speak to buyers

While you will want to avoid strong or overpowering scents, filling your home with pleasant aromas also entices potential buyers. Add a diffuser to the entryway so they are greeted with a light fragrance, then add a few vases of fresh, lightly-scented flowers like roses, lilacs, or jasmine throughout the home and a deliciously scented candle (think vanilla or apple) in the kitchen.

7. Let there be light

Great lighting adds to the welcoming feeling of a home. Therefore, you will want to increase the wattage in your lamps and light fixtures. Experts recommend three types of lighting: accent (wall and table lights), task (reading, under cabinet, or pendant lighting), and ambient (overhead or general lighting). Additional light opens up a space and makes it feel more inviting.

8. Create flow with neutrals and pops of color

Picking a neutral wall paint in your rooms is a widely recommended way to create a feeling of space in your home, and you can take it a step further by having a color theme for your entire home. This makes the home feel bigger and creates a sense of flow from room to room. This can be done with simple and subtle touches, such as a turquoise throw pillow in the living room, and then a vase in that same turquoise on the dresser in the bedroom. Adding pops of color in small spaces, such as powder rooms, and highlighting accents, such as fireplaces or built-in bookcases is another great way to create that cohesive feeling that brings your home to life.

9. Bring luxury to the sleeping spaces

When tackling bedrooms, you want to think like a luxury hotel. Set up well-made beds with thick, luxurious linens, solid color duvets, and coordinating throw pillows. You can create a plush look by tucking a comforter into your softly colored duvet and adding a soft textured blanket in a complementary color. Be sure that nightstands are uncluttered and personal items are removed.

10. Three is the magic number

When staging a room to look more appealing, you will want to accessorize in threes, which is more pleasing to the eye. Instead of lining up accessories, stagger them in a more triangular shape and be sure to vary by height and width, with the most prominent accessories toward the back of the formation. Grouping by unifying features, such as color, shape, or texture, intensifies the effect.

Now, you’re ready to sell

You’ve worked hard to prepare your home for selling by staging it to perfection. Now is the time to contact a professional agent to help list your home and get it market-ready. Contact trusted local real estate broker Rica Greenwood to help sell your Cedar Park luxury home today!

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