How does a home stand out from the crowd? Buyers are inspired when a home displays a lifestyle they want to have and enjoy. Is your home perfect for entertaining? For blending indoor and outdoor living? Or does it have an open floorplan while creating warm and inviting zones – family time, quiet time, without feeling broken up? Sellers should define and enhance the best LIFESTYLE characteristics of their home to help buyers envision a great life in their potential new home.
The Master Bed and Bath are important, because this is a homeowner’s retreat. Set up a lounge chair and small table in the master bedroom, if that won’t make it look crowded. Hang new plush towels in the bathroom.
Spending time with family and friends. Homeowners want a gathering space in or near the kitchen. Setting up a large scale tray on the kitchen counter helps buyers envision loading the tray with food for gatherings. Or set up a mini-bar in a central location – a few liquor bottles with some nice glasses helps buyers envision a gathering in that area.
Invite buyers to imagine their fun and relaxing time outdoors. If you want your buyers to feel at home, set up an outdoor dining scene, arrange lounge chairs around the pool or on a deck, maybe hang a rope swing, if you want the home to feel kid-friendly. Plant flowers or herbs in an attractive pot(s), create an herb garden so the cook can envision stepping out to grab fresh herbs for dinner. Display areas that make a great outdoor bar for gatherings or a place to serve a crowd. Stack attractive blankets/throws on an outdoor chair. Staging your home for sale helps your real estate agent sell your home more quickly and for more money.
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