7 Easy Ways to Stage Your Home (While You're Still Living There)


bright, clean, airy space

Selling your home while it's still... well, your home presents a unique set of challenges. Here are 7 simple ways to stage your home while keeping it comfortable for you and your family.

1. De-clutter

Removing clutter makes your house appear bright and airy to potential buyers. They are able to focus on the house and imagine their belongings in it.

It also has been shown to improve the quality of life and productivity for the home dweller. It's a win-win! Consider tossing anything you don't need or love. Whatever you can't part with you can store in a storage facility until you move.

2. Clean Up

It's surprising what we don't notice when we look at it every day. Give your home the cleaning of its life focusing on doors, baseboards, floors and cabinets. A cleaning schedule will help you stay on top of messes and keep your home in top shape.

3. Paint

While not always the case, bold colors can be a deal breaker for buyers. Consider painting your walls a neutral tone. This way, the future owner of your home can view it as a blank canvas for them to make their own.

4. Remove Some Furniture

Removing furniture you don't use is a great way to make a space look bigger. This way, buyers are more easily able to see the potential a space has.

5. Rearrange The Furniture You Keep

People aren't able to see the great memories you've made in a space, so try to showcase its potential by arranging your furniture in a way that looks inviting. Add some throw pillows to tie the decor together.

6. Quick Cosmetic Fixes

Not all homes need a pricey makeover. Before calling Chip and Joanna Gaines, consider painting your doors rather than replacing them. Replace light fixtures and cabinet knobs to make your home feel fresh and new.

7. Curb Appeal

First impressions are important! We weren't all born with green thumbs, but strategically placing tolerant potted plants is much easier than uprooting your entire front yard. Hanging plants are great! Most importantly, keep your yard mowed and edged. Consider asking a teenage neighbor - it's likely you can find one on Nextdoor.

sold home with nice curb appeal

Finding balance between living comfortably and keeping your home show-ready can be tricky. These are some easy, affordable things you can do right away to help keep your needs met while getting your home sold quickly.

Which of these tips will you utilize while your home is on the market?

If you're interested in selling your home, contact one of our Realtors® today!

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