Four Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Outdated Listing

If you’re selling an outdated home, don’t despair. Home staging does not have to be limited to luxury or new homes. You can make an old home attractive and modern for potential buyers by making a few minor adjustments. 

These are four home staging tips that will help you make your listing stand out among the rest.

Pick Your Paint Colors Wisely

A neutral and light-colored palette can make your home feel modern and contemporary. It’s easy and affordable. Bright colors can give the room the appearance of being larger. The illusion of space can be enhanced by neutral colors like light blues, soft grays, warm creams, warm creams and neutral beiges. This will make potential buyers feel more comfortable. Not only are neutral colors great for decorating, but they can also be used as a base to add accessories such as furnishings or decor. These accent pieces will make your home more appealing to potential buyers and increase their willingness to stay. All in all—making sure you or your clients opt for neutral and light hues when staging their homes will certainly pay dividends!

Select Your Furniture Carefully

Home Staging Tips for an outdated listing. Proper scale furniture can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of a room.

Helping someone to make the most of an older home can be challenging. Potential buyers want a modern and functional living space. To ensure they get the best return on their investment, sellers should live by the mantra that less — but on the proper scale — is more. Although it may seem like too much furniture can fill a space, it can make the room feel cramped and uninviting. If possible, get rid of bulky furniture and put in pieces that take up less space. Accessory accessories, such as colorful throws or pillows, can be added to add flair and style without adding clutter. Too much can also be overwhelming, so aim for neutral slipcovers to create an airy canvas, and don’t forget about spatial awareness – too much extra stuff in each corner won’t do anyone any favors!

Think about how you will use your window treatments.

If you are looking to bring your outdated home into the present day, a great place to start is by swapping outdated or style specific window treatments like heavy drapes and replacing them with more neutral, timeless treatments – like simple shades and or neutral curtains / drapes. They not only bring in more light, but also create a feeling of openness and spaciousness that all buyers love.

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