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Tips for Home Staging in 2024

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Planning on selling your home in the near future? One of the best ways to improve your chances of selling is by staging your property. Staged homes generally sell for more than non-staged ones, so it’s beneficial to learn some staging tips.

In this blog post, the moving and storage experts at Georgetown Moving and Storage Company share some top tips for staging your home and strengthening your chances of selling faster and for more money.

Preparing the Most Important Rooms of Your Home

When staging your home, it’s important to address the main living areas first, as these places will be the most highly trafficked during showings. Pay special attention to kitchens, living rooms, and primary bedrooms, and consider updating these areas as needed to make them more presentable and attractive to prospective buyers.

As you prepare your living areas, consider investing in a few renovations to make your property as appealing as possible. Some simple DIY remodeling tasks you can tackle include:

  • Updating backsplashes and lighting fixtures
  • Applying fresh paint to cabinets and walls
  • Cleaning appliances and furniture

Also, consider adjusting furniture to improve traffic flow and keeping furniture off walls to ensure safety and mobility during open house events.

Add Room for an Office

In 2024, it’s common for adults to work from home some or all of the time, so having a home office space is a huge plus for prospective buyers. Even if you don’t currently use any of the rooms in your home as an office, it’s worth emptying an unused guest bedroom or storage room with windows and giving it the look of a home office to illustrate the potential during showings.

By making the right impression on work-from-home shoppers, you can stand out in the marketplace and increase your chances of selling faster.

Clean Up Signs of Pets

The last thing a prospective buyer wants to see when shopping for a new home is signs of pets or pests. Even other pet owners don’t want the added stress of buying a home they think is stained with the remnants of past pets.

So, it’s critical to ensure your home is free of pet dander, stains, or other obvious signs of pets. Take time to remove all hair, cat litter, and pet toys, paying extra attention to furniture and carpets to eliminate odors and ensure a fresh, clean environment for those touring the property.

Packing Up Personal Items

While keeping some personal items can make the house feel more like a home, it’s important to minimize clutter during showings. Shoppers may be turned off if they find the home is overly messy or has signs of needing significant renovations, so it’s important to put your best foot forward and show off a clean, tidy space. 

Clearing the house before potential buyers take a tour should be a top priority, so be sure to do this before booking any showings.

Get Packing Supplies & Storage Units With Georgetown Moving and Storage

If you’re gearing up to stage your property, you’ll need the right packing and storage solutions to ensure a seamless showing process. Georgetown Moving and Storage offers the comprehensive packing and storage solutions that DMV-area residents need to ensure their properties are clean and tidy in time for their first showing.

From our partial packing services to our portable storage containers, we have the perfect solutions to make your relocation seamless and stress-free.

Request packing and storage services from Georgetown Moving and Storage by calling our team at (703) 889-8899 today. 

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