Money Saving Tips: Home Staging

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Did you know that you have all you need to sell your home to buyers? As a seller, you most likely have or currently are looking for a new place to call home. As you search for your new home in the South Georgia or North Florida area, you might already have a pretty good idea of what buyers are looking for. With this in mind, you can make adjustments to turn your home into an eye-catching sight to buyers that want to pay top dollar for your home. To help you sell your home fast and get the most profit out of your sale, let’s go over how you can increase your home value and attract buyers without breaking the bank. 

 According to research, 82% of real estate agents say that staged homes help buyers visualize their future homes better. This is the trick to a fast and profitable sale. Buying a house is an emotional experience as well as a sum of other factors including, finance and rationale. Appealing to the emotions of buyers gives them the push they need to move forward into making a transaction.

Staging a home can cost a few thousand dollars, but there are a few things you can do to cut down on the cost to increase your profit without putting a huge dent in your pockets.


If you have not done so, declutter your home. Clutter takes up more space than you think. Home viewings left with clutter can make a home feel as if it is smaller than it actually is. Decluttering doesn’t cost a thing, other than the effort and time to do so. Decluttering, alone, can improve the look and feel of your home, making your home seem larger and more attractive with a clean look and feel.

Other Benefits to Decluttering 

Decluttering includes getting rid of things you no longer need or use. Donating or selling these items can also add to your pocket, making this task in home staging a win-win situation. Sale and market items on Facebook Marketplace, yard sales, Craigslist, or in other buying and selling opportunities.

Tailor Your Staging to Your Buyers

One of the most important tricks to successfully staging your home is knowing the type(s) of people you are targeting. The more you know about your target market, the more you will know about what appeals to them to help you make a quick sale. 

 What is meant by learning about your targeted market is to learn about your neighborhood. For example, if you are moving out of a family-friendly neighborhood and a three-bedroom house, there is a high possibility that you could be successful in catering to families with children. When staging your home, you can then decorate one of the bedrooms to look like a child’s room using your child’s old toys, decorations, and linens. If you lack such items to decorate, borrowing from family and friends will save you from having to spend money on decorations. 

Reuse & Recycle Belongings

As you are in the process of selling your home, you may feel the daunting expectation that staging a home requires full remodeling. To relieve you of this fear of going bankrupt on remodeling your entire house, there is a cheaper option! You can reuse and recycle some of your existing furniture and items. Instead of buying new furniture, a slipcover can transform any outdated or worn sofa. Just add a few decorative throw pillows, and your sofa will look as good as new. As for other items like the hardware in bathrooms, kitchens, and cabinets, they can easily be repainted or replaced. 

Natural Lighting

Maximizing the light in a home can make your home feel spacious and inviting. Natural light is one of those aspects that buyers like in a home. To maximize the natural light in your home, remove heavy curtains or drapes and replace them with sheer curtains or leave them uncovered. As for other lighting, change out dim light bulbs with high color temperature ones to brighten up spaces. Invest in lightbulbs with bright, clear, or daylight hues to increase the sensation of natural light in a home. 

Use Expert Advice

When it comes to staging a home, you would likely want a professional to help you understand what you are doing. Talk to a hired professional home stager and ask your real estate agent for advice. This advice will give you a better idea of what you need to do to turn your home into a masterpiece that buyers want to call home.

The American Dream aims to help you keep things simple so that you can live your American Dream stress-free. Get in touch with one of our agents for advice and tips on how to sell your home, and more!

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