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Selling Your Home Series: Preparing Your Home

Atria Real Estate April 26, 2023

Real Estate

Selling Your Home Series: Preparing Your Home

One of the most important steps in preparing your home for sale is to declutter it. We can’t stress enough the importance of a clutter-free home for showings and photography. Decluttering will not only make the rooms look more spacious, but it also keeps buyers from getting distracted and allows them to envision themselves in the space.


Our team will help you determine the best way to prepare and present your home. This process can look different for each seller, depending on whether they will be living in the home while it is on the market or if they are planning to move out before the home is listed for sale.


Below are some suggestions for starting the preparation process:

Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize

Starting the decluttering process early will save you time and stress later. You might even consider renting temporary storage space to set aside things you won’t need until after you’ve moved.


The Impact of Staging

Home staging is the process of professionally furnishing and decorating a home and making it look as beautiful and appealing to buyers as possible. The intention is to accentuate the positive features of a home and show buyers the potential that the space holds. The research is clear that staging adds considerable value to a property. 53% of sellers’ agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market and 83% of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to ‘visualize’ the property as their future home.

Key Benefits of Staging

  • Staging your home will help the property photos stand out in person and online.
  • Staging your home will help the property photos stand out in person and online.
  • Staging can help people better imagine themselves living in the home.
  • Staging helps show buyers how space can be used. For example, sometimes people have a hard time imagining how much room their king-sized bed will take up, and they might think they need more room when they actually don’t.
  • Staging can make a space seem bigger. It might seem like completely emptying a space would make it seem bigger, but on the contrary, rooms can end up looking small when they’re completely empty.

*National Association of REALTORS® 2019 Profile of Home Staging

If you have any questions about preparing your home, staging or need referrals for vendors, please contact us today!


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