Home Staging Tips

home staging tipsAs you may already know, CORT offers home staging solutions as part of its comprehensive relocation services packages.  Home staging is a rapidly growing industry, and it’s not hard to see why.  After all, it helps sell your home more rapidly by increasing its appeal to prospective buyers, a really desirable goal when you’re trying to navigate through the complex, potentially stressful process of moving.

Here, then, are some tips we’ve put together that might help illuminate some of the decisions made when preparing your home for staging.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we may return to this topic at some point in the future.

It helps to begin home staging by thinking of the process holistically.  It’s one thing to rent a raft of nice furniture, scatter it around your house, and call it a done deal,  but it’s a completely different deal to come up with an all-encompassing plan.  First impressions are incredibly important, so it helps to tidy up outside your home.  Rake up any fallen leaves and, if necessary, mow the lawn.  You might even consider pressure-cleaning your driveway, if there are oil stains on it from parked cars.  After all, no matter how nice the inside of your home looks, a negative first impression will be much harder to overcome than a positive one will be to bolster.

Another important element to consider is the balance between emptiness and clutter inside the house.  It’s obvious that a messy home is not ideal for staging; however, a completely empty home is also less than ideal.  The goal of home staging is to make your residence feel inviting for prospective buyers, and a home that feels as though orderly people live there is significantly more inviting than one that feels like a war zone or an empty shell.

Home staging is a complex, finely tuned process.  Beyond it, we offer a host of other products designed to help making your move as stress-free as possible, including relocation services and furniture rental.  No matter what type of move you’re considering, our services will make the process easier.