5 Great Staging Tips to Make Your Ottawa Home Appear Larger

15 05 2015

staged homeIf you’ve recently decided to list your home on the Ottawa real estate market, then you’ve come to the right housing market website!

Today, I’m going to tell you about how you can expertly stage your home to make it look bigger to potential home buyers.

And that’s not all. There are several more benefits to staging your home as well. For instance, staged homes also appear cleaner and more inviting and also usually get more money than unstaged homes.

So take to heart these suggestions! They could end up helping you turn a nice profit on your property in Ottawa.

Expert Staging Tips for Your Ottawa Home

Emphasize views. Generally speaking, buyers initial impression of a property can rest in their impression of the very first room they see. So make sure that you make the most out of their first impression by making sure that they can see the great outdoors from various rooms in the house. This will give your home a more inviting feel and will also let plenty of light in.

Declutter your home. We can’t say it enough: If you want your home to give the best impression possible, then you need to declutter your home. By doing so, you help the buyer appreciate your home for what it really is instead of getting sidetracked by all the clutter.

Neutralize the space. In other words, while you might have very particular tastes, you want to make sure that your home appeals to the masses. So generally speaking, go for neutral colors and nothing too outlandish as far as interior design items. This may turn off buyers so you will want to avoid them.

Make your home easy to navigate. Improve traffic flow throughout your home by making sure there’s a clear pathway within rooms as well as from one room to the next. This may entail removing oversize furniture that probably wasn’t appropriate in your home to begin with.

Highlight Impressive features. Whether it’s a gourmet kitchen or floor-to-ceiling windows, you want to make sure that your best features are put on display for buyers. So make sure all of the lights are on and that you set up vignettes where appropriate to help buyers visualize enjoying those features themselves. You might even consider leaving comment cards by the features, explaining what makes them so great.

We’re Your Dedicated Ottawa REALTORS

As you can see, a lot of these tips should cost little or nothing to you. And yet, they can make a world of difference when you’re trying to sell your home.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you sell your property in Ottawa. We’d be happy to help!

Geoff