House Staging Tips: How to Do It on Your Own


Property staging companies are professionals and it should be understood that the kind of work they do may not be possible to pull off on your own. That being said, you can still do a great job on your own, if you know how to. On that note, let’s get into the tips and tricks of the staging business in more detail.

Vacuum Thoroughly

Professional deep cleaning could be very useful at this time, but you can also make the property sparkle on your own. A few pointers as stated next should prove to be quite useful in this regard:

  • Vacuum everything that can be vacuumed, from the bookshelves to the mattresses
  • Polish the blinds with vinegar and water (1:1 solution)
  • Lint rollers can clean lampshades like nothing else can
  • Clean and scrub the kitchen with soap water or an oil-baking soda degreaser
  • Use the same solution for cleaning the sink, with a few squeezes of lemon juice added to it

Stage It for Your Buyers

If this statement sems obvious, then you would be surprised to know that it isn’t always thought about. When an average homeowner decides to stage a property they own, they decide to do so along the lines of their own thought processes. So, if you end up staging your home in the exact way that you think makes it look the most appealing, then you have just staged a home for yourself, and not the potential buyers.

In order to stage it with the potential buyers in mind, it is imperative to do some market research and identify the target customers first. Once you have an idea regarding the kind of customers who are the most likely to buy your home, you can then research about the kind of décor they do like. Always remember to stage a house with the specific customer set in mind, as this increases the chances of it being sold off fast and at a better price.

Skip the Presales Photoshoot with Virtual Stagers

While trying to do it all on your own, you can save a lot of money and effort by hiring virtual stagers. They will turn your completely vacant, or disheveled house/apartment into a fully staged and furnished property, by making digital alterations to the photographs taken.

This should allow for more savings on renting and/or moving expensive décor elements for a presale photoshoot. If you or anyone you know is competent enough with a camera, it might even be possible to skip the cost of hiring a professional photographer. Discuss this beforehand, because virtual stagers may need pictures from their own photographers to do the most realistic work possible.

As the owner will also be getting the option to redesign the house/apartment in the way that they need to, it would be easier for them to just reflect the same design inside the actual house when the showings begin. It just makes everything a lot easier when you have a definite guideline to follow, represented visually with highly detailed, HD pictures.

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