Change Decorating to Staging
October 25, 2017 | Jen Hellmich
Once you've decided to put your home on the market, you're looking to  sell quickly for the best possible price. One tactic that can help sell  your home faster is staging. At first, staging may seem like a real estate term that doesn't actually  mean anything. Isn't staging just decorating? Well, not exactly…
Appeal to the masses
Your home is likely decorated to your tastes. It could be colorful  and eclectic, or rugged and industrial. But when you're staging your  home, rather than appealing to a specific decorating sense, you want to  furnish your home in a way that appeals to everyone-and more  importantly, doesn't turn anyone off who just isn't into your personal  style.
Tone down the personal flourishes
Buyers want to be able see themselves in a home and imagine how  they'd make it their own. Unfortunately, that means less of your own  style as you're preparing for your move. Cut down on family photos, bold  artwork, and unusual furniture. Do some major de-cluttering so the buyer  can see all the space and storage opportunities. It may be sad to start  removing the items that make your house a home, but it's an important  part of the process.
Mass appeal doesn't mean “boring"
Your staged home can still be colorful, just stay away from extremes.  If you paint, stick to whites, grays, or neutrals. Add flourishes of  color with window treatments or accent furniture, but try to choose  items that will appeal to both genders.
Call a pro
If you need a  recommendation for a staging pro, reach out to us- we can help.
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