Ottawa Home Staging

14 08 2013

living roomAre you a current  home owner who is thinking about selling your Ottawa property anytime soon? If you are, then you will benefit from our topic today: Home Staging, should you do it?

As an expert Ottawa REALTOR, I’m going to tell you why it is important to stage your home-and most importantly, stage the living room of your home, before listing your property.

Ottawa Home Selling Tips

The market shows that staged homes tend to sell faster and for a higher price than non-staged homes. Why? The reasons are clear and simple:

A staged home will make a property feel more warm, inviting, and emphasizes space and light in the home so home buyers can visualize living there.

It is not necessary to stage the entire home, but it is especially important to stage those rooms on the first floor, since home buyers tend to form an opinion about the home withing the first several seconds of stepping inside.

Here are some things you can do to create warmth and  a focal point in the room, whether it’s a mirror over the mantle or candles or something else.

  • Add a rug to the room to help set the scene and create a sense of warmth
  • Set plants in the room. Vegetation signals warmth and life.
  • Set out knickknacks in odd-numbered groupings, like 3 or 7.
  • Use brightly colored accents, such as pillows or flowers.
  • Use smaller furniture to make the room feel bigger
  • Use lamps to bring light to dark corners of the room
  • Avoid blocking windows, which are a great source for natural light

All of these tips have the effect of making your living room feel warmer, more welcoming, larger and more open-which is exactly what today’s Ottawa home buyers are searching for in their new home!

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Are you ready to list your Ottawa home for sale with expert Ottawa REALTORS? Contact us today to learn about our diversified marketing plan and how we will target the right home buyers to get strong offers quickly for your Ottawa home.

 


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