Home Staging Tips

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When looking for their dream home, buyers are looking for that “wow factor”. A well staged home helps them imagine living in your home and helps them visualize how the space can work for them. Let us help them fall in love with your space.

Here are some things that you can do to prepare your home…

Think about Curb Appeal

Start Outside

A few suggestions: rent a pressure washer to remove dirt and grime from your siding, roof, fascia and gutters. Paint the front door and/or shutters a bright color, but make sure it coordinates well with the rest of the home’s colors. Replace old house numbers, lighting, the mailbox and welcome mat. Clean up the edging around flowerbeds and lay down fresh mulch. Fill in empty beds with small shrubs, seasonal flowers and greenery. Even if it’s the dead of winter, get a pair of urns or large planters and fill them with small evergreen shrubs and cold-hardy annuals. If you have window boxes, fill them with fresh greenery too. If your porch or stoop has room for furniture, add a couple of chairs to expand your outdoor living space.

Painting and Small Repairs

A Little Goes a Long Way

To get the most bang for your buck, you may need to buy some paint and give your walls a fresh coat to cover the normal wear and tear of a well-loved home. The best colour choices will be neutral colours like grey, white or beige – our favourite colour right now is Simply White by Benjamin Moore or for a warm greige try Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore.

The “WOW” Factor

Staging Your Home

LIFEReg offers a full suite of home staging solutions, including home consultations, furniture and props, and the delivery and removal of staging items.

Staging options available include:

  • Declutter and enhance existing furniture and decor.
  • Virtual staging.
  • Moderate staging using LIFEreg inventory of furniture and decor items.
  • Full staging using outsourced furnishings
Renovations and Updates

What About the Big Repairs and Updates?

Consider some affordable upgrades and fix any issues that a buyer might object to, like the roof or furnace.

It is always good to think about what will be the best return on your renovation investment. Buyers are looking for updated kitchens and bathrooms, but timeline, market and budget should be factored into your decision.

Our team is here to guide you along the way to help you sell your home and get the maximum value from it.

Ask us how to get started.

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Julia Robertson

Julia is the administrative backbone of the LIFE Real Estate Group. With a long history of office management and an attention to customer service, Julia provides the highest level administrative support to the LIFEreg team. Among her many contributions, her responsibilities include social media and marketing. Her strong design knowledge is an asset to the team and she loves consulting clients with staging needs and preparing homes for sale.

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