Top 7 Home Staging Mistakes You Don’t Even Know You're Making

Top 7 Home Staging Mistakes You Don’t Even Know You're Making

You may have a beautiful home. Maybe it’s immaculate and stylishly appointed to suit your tastes. Or, it's highly upgraded with the high-quality features and materials. Perhaps, it’s all of these things.

However, unless your house is on a sound stage, chances are your home isn’t “staged.”

Many people make home staging mistakes that most of them don’t even know they are making. Many confuse home staging with decorating. If you are looking to sell your property, you have to transform your home into something that prospective buyers can easily imagine themselves living in.

So, here are some common home staging mistakes you may be making without even knowing it.

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The Wallpaper Trend

The Wallpaper Trend

It isn't new information that wallpaper is making a comeback in a HUGE way.  It gives bold, exciting details to a room and adds so much character to a space.  With the trend hitting such heights it even does well in staging if done in small doses.  Here'a round up of some of my recent favorites - from subtle to over-the-top-goodness. 

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Outdoor Living Spaces: The Secret to Selling

Outdoor Living Spaces: The Secret to Selling

The sun in shining, the weather is warming up, and I have the outdoors on my brain.

But I'm not the only one.  51% of home buyers find outdoor living spaces the most attractive quality when searching for the perfect home. 

Interesting... since so often we think the kitchen or primary living space is what sells the house.  As a result, the outside is often overlooked when preparing a home to sell and that is a costly mistake.  

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Home Staging - Is it Really Worth the Money?

Home Staging - Is it Really Worth the Money?

I am a born and raised coupon-cutting, only order water at restaurants, shop the sale's rack girl.  I don't like to spend unnecessary money.  Who does? 

With an upbringing like this, every purchase I make I ask myself, "Is it really worth the money?"  When I am moving out of a house, is it worth the cost to stage it?  Why should I spend another penny on something I'm selling?

The quick answer is yes, it's worth the money.  But don't take my word for it.  The proof is in the numbers.

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Staging for Millennials

Staging for Millennials

Millennials have officially overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the US.  With approximately 80 million people between the ages of 18-34,  they account for 42% of all home buyers.

The majority of Millennials are unattached to a particular location and tend to be cash poor.  They are looking for economical properties that are close to the center of town.  The average size home a Millennial purchases is 1,800 square feet. 

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