On a budget? Learn how to stage your home like an expert

Friday Sep 03rd, 2021


On a budget? Learn how to stage your home like an expert

Staging is an important part of selling your home and it's a key role in our service we provide. There’s a reason why the expertly-staged homes you see on reality shows sell over the asking price! But staging doesn’t have to be as elaborate or expensive as it is on TV. A few small details can go a long way when it comes to selling your home.

Pare down furniture.
The first thing professional stagers will do is remove up to half of your furniture so the spaces look bigger. You want potential buyers to be able to move around each room and easily access your home’s best features, like built-in bookshelves or feature windows.

Add an office space.
Since the shift to remote work, more buyers will have “home office” on their list of must-haves. If you don’t currently have an office space, consider staging one to spark the imagination of potential buyers.

Amp up the lighting.
of the things that make staged homes look so spacious and welcoming is great lighting. Try increasing the wattage in your lamps and fixtures and aim to have three types of lighting in each room. Another trick is to raise your curtain rods to let in more natural light and make your windows appear larger.

We provide professional staging services to our Sellers as part of our routine.

Are you thinking of selling your home? Ask me how I can help simplify the process.

Six steps to declutter your home before moving

Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be! The more prepared you are, the better. Getting rid of unwanted items before moving means less needs to be packed up. Follow these six steps to declutter your space and set your move up
for success.

1. Start early! Start sorting your unwanted items into “purge piles” before listing your home.
2. Set aside enough time. Aim to spend an hour or two planning your purge, and an additional two or three hours per room to declutter and clean. Make sure to allocate time for outdoor spaces too. Outdoor play areas, sheds/workshops, and living spaces are often forgotten until the last minute.
3. Clean out your closets. Set aside any clothes you haven’t worn in the last few years. If they’re in good condition, pass them on to your local donation centre!
4. Dig into storage rooms. Don’t bring items that have been sitting in boxes for years to your new place, as they will just contribute to clutter.
5.Get rid of large items. Do you have old/broken furniture or bulky items you don’t need? Get rid of them beforehand, so that you aren’t left with this extra task on moving day

6. Haul it away! Once you’ve sorted your belongings, call or visit rlp.ca/1-800-GOT-JUNK and don’t forget to use the code ROYAL50 to save $50

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