Staging your home for sale during the hotter summer months can seem like an stressful and complicated task. Staging must serve the dual purpose of making your home look polished and tidy, but also liveable and “homey.” While all this sounds like a whole lot of work, we’ve broken down some simple strategies you can use to spruce up your home staging to make it summer-sale ready.
1. Let there be light.
With summer’s longer days and extended periods of sunshine, letting natural light stream into your home is one of the simplest and most effective ways to market it. Something as simple as washing your windows will not only brighten up your space, but will also give it the exterior of your home that extra sale-ready polish.
2. Keep it fresh.
Whether you’re selling a home with a yard or a teeny condo, incorporating live plants in and around your home is a great way to make it more appealing to buyers. If you’ve got a lawn to work with, keep it in the best possible shape. Invest in fertilizer and make an effort to water it on dry days. No lawn? No problem. You’d be surprised at how a vase of fresh flowers from your local florist or grocer can transform a room.
3. Get decked out.
When it comes to summer home staging, beauty is both inside and out. If your home has a balcony, patio or deck, take some time to set up some cute outdoor furniture, and subtle accents like scented candles to help buyers see themselves relaxing and enjoying their lives in this home. Taking the time to spruce up your outdoor space will also make the square-footage of your home appear greater.
4. Brighter is better.
While dramatic colours on the walls can make a space appear more closed, adding small but dramatic pops of colour around your home is a great way to make it look summery and chic. Try adding a few bright throw pillows onto beds or couches, or experimenting with brightly coloured hand towels in the bathroom.
5. Welcome home.
Investing in a welcome mat to place at the entrance of your home is a great way to make buyers feel excited and, you guessed it, welcomed into the home. It’s all in the details, people!