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Staging Your Charlotte Home

Are you gearing up to list your Charlotte area home? Staging is one of the most important parts of the selling process! Not only can a good home staging get you a higher price right away, but if you play your cards right, you could even end up with a bidding war. From fixing up your landscaping to perfecting your interior decor, here are our top tips for staging your home for selling success!

The Exterior

Create Curb Appeal

The outside of your home is the first thing that buyers see, so you want to make sure it's ready to impress! Be sure to take care of maintenance projects like mowing the lawn, weeding the garden, and maybe even power washing the sidewalks and siding.

Want to take things up a notch? Consider adding in some new and seasonal flowers, fresh greenery, and some lawn decor. 

Make the Front Porch Welcoming

When buyers step onto your porch, you want them to feel right at home, and it doesn't take much to make the space more welcoming! Set out a new welcome mat, add a few potted plants, polish your house numbers, and dust off any patio furniture. 

Spruce Up Outdoor Areas

Here in Charlotte, the weather is pretty nice year-round, which means outdoor areas are a priority for buyers. If you have some yard space, make sure it looks its best. Consider adding a fire pit or staged grilling area to show off the full potential of the space.

As always, don't forget to mow your lawn, trim any shrubs, and take time in general to clean up the yard.

Cleaning & Repairs

Clear Out the Clutter

A cluttered home will make both you and the buyer feel overwhelmed, so get a head start on packing and clear out some space. Extra furniture, unnecessary decor, scattered knick knacks—box it all up and free up a little more room.

Finish Maintenance Projects

The last thing a buyer wants is to inherit old to-do projects that never got finished. If you've been putting off fixing that leaky sink or repairing a few shingles on the roof, be sure to get it done before the buyer sets foot in your house. 

If you have some free time, you might even consider a few value-boosting DIY projects, like putting on a fresh coat of paint or replacing outdated fixtures.

Clean, Clean & CLEAN!

You might not notice those dust bunnies in the corner or smudges on the fridge...but your buyers definitely will. Cleaning is one of the easiest ways to make your house shine, so put in more elbow grease than you ever have before!

Interior Decor

Depersonalize Your Decor

Every buyer is different...and a style of decor that appeals to one buyer may not appeal to another. The best way to avoid any issues is to tone down your decor. After all, you want buyers to be able to imagine themselves in your space. Take down any family photos or large decorations, and consider painting the walls a neutral color.

Create Balance with Furniture

Furniture can say a lot about a room. Too much furniture makes a room seem crowded, and too little furniture takes away the cozy feeling that a home should have. Take a little time to think about what mood you want your furniture to convey, and intentionally arrange it based on what you think buyers will appreciate. 

The Final Details

Increase Your Lighting

Not only is natural lighting a great mood-booster, but throwing open those curtains will also make your space feel larger! If the weather isn't cooperating, keep the shades open, but consider using some warm wattage lights and floor lamps to set the staging mood. 

Bring the Outdoors In

One of the easiest ways to depersonalize your decor? Incorporate some plant life! Grab a few flowers from the garden and throw them in a vase or set some potted plants up in the corners for not only an added pop of color, but also some fresh scents. 

Your Charlotte Home Selling Resources

If you're ready to sell your Charlotte home, then I'm here to help! These helpful home-staging tips are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what I have to offer my home sellers. Give Charlotte Home Links a call today to sell your Queen City home for top-dollar.