The only thing worse than not staging your home for sale at all is to spend your time and money doing the work only to have buyers react badly to it. Here are a few common dos and don’ts for staging success.
DON’T USE BEAT UP OR UGLY FURNISHINGS
Great staging, either DIY or by a professional, includes choosing furniture that shows the room in its best light. And you don’t need to buy new to upgrade – a few hundred dollars on Craigslist can be money well spent.
DON’T CREATE DISTRACTING THEMES OR DÉCOR
Again, focus on your home, not your things. Think neutral, neutral, neutral.
DO KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN AND CLUTTER FREE
You want people to focus on your house, not your things.
DO KEEP THINGS CONSISTENT
You want your home’s story to be that it looked well put together and comfortable, not that it has one or two spaces that left a bad impression.