When you are getting ready to list your home, staging is crucial.  That’s great, and you know this.  But how do you actually stage your home effectively?  What should you be focusing on?  What is it going to look like?  Below, we’ve covered all of the details to help you get the most out of your look and feel for any potential buyers that are out to look.

How to stage your home

Here are some of the things to focus on when it comes to the actual art and function of staging your home.


You knew that was coming, right?  Exactly.  Clutter can stress people out, and it also hides the best features of your home and its rooms.  Declutter as much as you can and shove anything still superfluous into boxes if you absolutely have to.  Clutter kills sales, and it really isn’t going to do your own mental health any favors, either.

Remove anything too personal

This includes photos, love notes, and more.  The more generic your home is going to feel, the better it’s going to be for the new buyers to see themselves in the space.  Plus, it can be kind of invasive and may even make the potential buyer feel like they’re intruding instead of seeing it as a space that they can live in.  None of this is going to help facilitate a sale!

Repaint the main roomsLook at this bathroom and laundry room

As we live in our spaces, the paint wears and chips and scratches.  This is just life.  Before you let people see it, you’re going to want to repaint your entire house, or at least the main rooms.  You can either do a fresh coat of whatever shade you have right now or repaint to neutral colors and shades if you think that your taste is a bit too…dramatic for those who are coming in to see the space.

Put yourself in the seller’s shoes

When you are looking at your main spaces (like the kitchen and master suite, for example), think about what you’d want to see if you were looking at it for the first time.  Does it look impressive?  Does something draw your eye in a good way or a bad way?  Trying to see it from their point of view can really work when you know the prime things to focus on.

Ask your real estate agent for help

If you’re still uncertain of what approach to take, or you’d like some more advice, the best thing to do is to ask your Sargent real estate agent!  Since they are local to the area, they’ll be able to offer you help and advice specific to the local market.  Plus, they know all of the tricks in the trade, which will come in handy on your search.

Staging your home will always be worth the time and money that it takes, and it also is going to be a huge benefit when you are looking at making it look its best for those who come to see it, which is the point, after all!

Contact Gulf Coast Star Realty at (979) 244-5353 with any questions about staging your home to get it ready for sale or if you are in the market to buy!