Common Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid

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March 3, 2014

Home staging has quickly become one of the best ways to improve the chance of a quick sale. On top of this, it can go a long way in ensuring a top dollar offer.
With all this in mind, some homeowners don’t know what they should and should not be doing. They realize that home staging is important, but have no idea where to start. Does this sound familiar?
If so, here is the first thing to consider: hire a professional home staging company.
At Hope Designs, we enjoy working with people who have never used a home staging company in the past. It is fun to connect with sellers, showing them that a few changes can go a long way in improving their chance of making a fast, profitable sale.
While working with a professional can go a long way in helping you avoid mistakes, this is still a topic that is worth discussing. Here are three of the biggest home staging mistakes to avoid:

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1. Moving clutter from one room to the next. For example, some people take all the clutter from their master bedroom and pile it into closets throughout the rest of the home. This solves one problem, but eventually leads to another. Buyers may get the feeling that the home is small, even if this is not the case, when they open the closets and realize they are packed to the top.
Don’t move clutter, eliminate it.
2. Letting your personality shine through. Your home is still your home until the closing date. However, your mindset should change from the day it hits the market. Once you decide to sell, all your personality should be taken from the home.
Remember, you can always take your personal tastes to your next home.
3. Over-staging. This is one of the most common mistakes made by those who don’t hire a professional. They have good intentions, but soon enough they have over-staged and over-accessorized. The end result is a home that is just as cluttered and overbearing now as it was in the past.
When it comes to home staging, a little bit can go a long way.
What Now?
At this point, you should have a clear understanding of what to avoid when it comes time to stage your home. It is easy to make these mistakes, among many others, when you attempt to do everything on your own.
To ensure success, hire a professional home staging company, such as Hope Designs, to step in and take your property to the next level. Don’t look at this as spending some of the profit you are sure to make when your home sells. Instead, consider this an investment that will speed up the sale of your home while also pushing your profit to the next level.
It only takes a few minutes for us to explain the ins and outs of home staging, schedule a consultation, and help you understand how it can help.
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