Staging Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Dated: July 23 2022

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Professionally staged living room

Staging is a critical step in the home selling process. It makes your house stand out in listing photos and helps appeal to a wide range of potential buyers. A well-staged home will mask years of wear and tear and help it sell faster and for more money!

Here are a few home staging mistakes to avoid so you can sell your space quickly and efficiently.

Neglecting Simple Home Improvements

Areas that require attention and are inexpensive to fix are worth going the extra mile to take care of. It allows for clearer professional images and shows potential buyers that the home was taken care of.

Making easy upgrades to your space, like adding a coat of fresh paint, and updating light fixtures, can take decades off the look of a house and add so much more value than cost.

Mistaking Cleaning for Staging

Many sellers think that cleaning and doing a little organizing is the same as staging, which it is not. Staging is merchandising a home to appeal to potential buyers. You focus on highlighting the home’s features and deemphasizing the home’s flaws. You create emotional connection points throughout the home to give the buyer a glimpse of what their life could be like if they were to purchase your home.

Failing to Think About the Potential Buyer

Is your buyer most likely to be a young family? A single professional? Empty nesters? You want buyers to see your place as somewhere that fits their lifestyle, so give some thought to who might be most interested in your location and type of dwelling.

Pro Tip: Resist the urge to go overboard with super-specific decor. You want your home to appeal to as many people as possible!  

If your goal is to sell your home fast and for the best price, look no further than the AZ Realty Lady! My mission is to provide everyone with an impactful home buying and selling experience. I always try to think five steps ahead to avoid any potential hiccups. This outside-the-box thinking and proactive approach have my customers experience a smooth home selling process every time.

Contact me at (602)330-5856 to learn more about how I can assist you on your home buying or selling journey!

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Kelley Norton

Hi There! I am Kelley Norton a.k.a. The Az Realty Lady. I am a valley native born and raised in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. I started my real estate career over 20 years ago after working as an EMT....

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