Of course, when selling your home, you want to get the maximum amount of money from a buyer possible. You also want to sell it as quickly as you can. If you’ve ever gone through the process you know what I’m talking about!

Staging a home is a must in today’s competitive real estate market. Industry analysis says that staged homes sell faster and for more money than unstaged homes. It is worth the investment to have your house appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers. A home stager knows all the tricks to accentuate your home’s best features and hide any flaws that there may be. The goal is to allow potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home. First impressions are everything! Your potential buyers will most likely view your listing online before scheduling a showing. A staged home looks better in pictures. You want to draw as many people in to view your home as possible.

Here is a list of some of the things a great stager may do for you. Usually a report is drawn up with suggestions and you can do some or all.

  1. Furniture

Furniture and its placement are crucial to a buyer’s first impression. A stager may or may not use your furniture. Some furniture may be removed, and other pieces added. The stager will strategically arrange furniture to demonstrate a functional layout and to show a room’s best flow. They will arrange furniture to show how an awkward space can be decorated.

  1. Paint

A neutral colour of paint is best when trying to create a vision for potential buyers. You want to choose a colour that is inviting and calming. Our stager painted our entire house in Agreeable Grey.

  1. Depersonalize and declutter

Although you will be responsible to declutter and clean your house, the stager will remove personal items such as family photos and artwork and add décor that will complement the home’s feel and character. All toiletries should be put away; this will allow buyers to envision themselves living in your home. You don’t want your potential buyer to be distracted by your “stuff”. Plants may be added to give life to your space.

  1. Accenture your home’s best features

A stager will highlight your home’s best features; maybe it is a fireplace, a kitchen island or a beautiful backyard with a swimming pool. Whatever it may be, the stager will know how to bring the buyers eye to the best features of every room and space.

  1. Curb appeal

Your stager may suggest outdoor improvements. As mentioned earlier, first impressions are so important, and the exterior of your home is the first thing your potential buyers will see. You don’t need to do major renovations, but a freshly painted garage door and a well-manicured lawn will go a long way. An appealing front entrance is also imperative.

  1. Window cleaning

Your stager may suggest having the windows cleaned. Sparkling clean windows will impress your potential buyers, showing them that the house is well maintained.

A professional home stager is up to date on the latest trends and can make your home look unbelievable and unforgettable. You want your potential buyers to have an instant “wow” moment. Investing in a home stager will give the best chance of selling your home quickly and for maximum dollar.

If you are interested in finding out more about homes for sale in Oakville and the surrounding areas you can contact Saunders, Saxton & Winter. The SSW Team is located in the heart of Old Oakville, they have more than 60 years of experience and are experts on the Oakville real estate market. They will help you to make the right choices for you and your family. You can contact them at (905) 845-1223, email them at or you can view some of their featured listings here.

“Just sold my house and couldn’t be happier with the services provided by Saunders, Saxton & Winter to make it happen. They are top notch professionals who live and breathe Oakville, you won’t find better representation. This is the 2nd house that they’ve sold for me and I highly recommend them.”

Life is complicated; selling your house doesn’t need to be. Trust the team at Saunders, Saxton and Winter. You won’t be disappointed!

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