Looking to sell your current home?  One of the most important parts of securing a quick offer is to stage correctly.  Professional staging is a great way to make sure that your home looks its best, but it can get a little pricey.  

If you’re looking for some DIY staging tips, check out these 5 ways to stage your home yourself!

Eliminate personal touches.

All of the family photos, your toddler’s art work on the refrigerator, and that (unflatteringly green) antique vase your grandmother passed down to you are part of what makes your home feel like home.  Unfortunately, when a potential buyer walks in the door you want them to imagine it as their home.  All of those personal items that hold so many memories for you could just serve as distractions.  Streamline and keep it simple.

Emphasize extra rooms/spaces.

If your guest bedroom has been serving as a storage shed for years, consider spending a few bucks a month on an actual storage space so that you can show the space for what it is intended to be.  If the wall between the kitchen and living room is blank, add in some shelves and make it functional.

Ditch the odors.

We all know that our noses are one of the fastest ways to trigger our brain, and certain smells just automatically send negative signals.  Whether you’re battling the smell of smoke, stale air, or pet odors, make sure you ditch these before you allow potential buyers inside for the first showing.  Baking soda is a fantastic odor eliminator, and you can use it for everything from carpets to mattresses to garages and refrigerators.  

Create a lifestyle.

Play up the awesome features of the house.  Even a small bathroom can seem like a spa retreat with a few plush towels and some fancy hand soap.  Add a hammock and some potted plants to the back deck and it becomes an outdoor oasis.  No one ever has to know that you haven’t stepped foot out the back door in months.  In their minds, it will look like you used every inch of the space!

Keep it clean.

Hiring a Blue Ash cleaning service is one of the best ways you can prepare your house for a quick sale. There’s nothing that turns a buyer off quicker than a layer of dust.  Hiring a Blue Ash maid service means your home will be spotless and ready for a showing at any moment.  Click here to book a clean with My Maid Services right from your computer!

Did you recently sell your home?  What’s your best home staging tip?  Leave us a comment below to let us know!