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How to Stage Your Home (While You Live There)

Selling your home is an art. To stage your home is an art that you must master to give your home the best chance at being sold.

Trying to sell your home while you are still living in it can be quite the challenge. Prospective home buyers expect the home they will be looking at to be spotless because it gives them a better ability to imagine themselves living in the home. So, you can imagine that if you live in the house, it may be hard to sell due to your presence. But it’s not impossible. Here are a few tips on how you can stage your home while you live there.

  1. Put Away Your Junk
    Before you list your home on the market, go through all of your stuff and only keep what is most valuable. You do not have to throw it away–you can put it into storage–but it does have to leave your home.
  2. Go Neutral
    If you have rooms painted in bright and popping colors, consider repainting them back to their neutral colors. Whites and beiges may be dull and boring to live in, but they present your potential buyers to imagine whatever color they may think goes best with their personality and feel.
  3. Make Rooms Seem Bigger
    You can make small rooms look big by removing large pieces of furniture if, that is, you don’t need them. Placing a mirror opposite the window will also allow more light to reflect around the room which will make it look much bigger.

Staging your home while you live in it may be a bit hard to do, but you will be glad you did it when it sells quickly! Contact Dean Rathbun when it comes time to finding the perfect plan of action to buy your home. We are happy to help you.