Staging Your Home to Sell

When a buyer walks into your home you need to grab their attention. Sadly it is rare to find a buyer that will give a home a second chance when deciding if they should make an offer or not, first Basement in luxury home with stone fireplaceimpressions last a life time. We all have different styles that fit our personalities and this tends to trickle over into how we decorate our homes. This style doesn’t always sit well with buyers looking to buy luxury homes in fort lauderdale or the surrounding cities.

Staging is used to create an emotional response out of potential buyers. If, when they walk in the door they have already fallen in love with the way the home is decorated you have conquered something that most homes don’t. You peak the buyers imagination on how they could live in this home. Specifically they are going to ask themselves if they could live in the house the way it is decorated.

We often laugh at the shows on TV when we hear people say…”I Can’t live with this paint color” or “the placement of this table just takes up the entire room”. When buyers react like this they are having a hard time imagining their possessions in the home. It is key to invite the potential homeowners to view your home as their own. To feel welcomed into wanting to grow a future in this home and ultimately make an offer.

If at all possible, it is a good idea to tone down the decorations in the home. Take some of yourself out, IE loud paintings, bright walls, furniture packed rooms and mismatched accessories. Your South Florida Realtor can help you with this and offer up a good staging company that can really help you get top dollar when listing your home for sale in South Florida.

Posting is courtesy of Brian Scharick with Florida Exclusive Living at Coldwell Banker.  Him and his team specialize in Luxury Real Estate in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors and surrounding cities.