3 Golden Rules for Home Staging

Home Stager with Heaps of Decor and Home Staging Top Sales

Home StagingGeorgetown, ON

Home Staging Georgetown, ON

Three Golden Rules for Home Staging

My 3 golden rules for home staging are the very important 3 D's to home staging.

1. Detach Yourself - When your preparing your Property for Market, start to think of it as a product and not your home. You must  "Detach Yourself " Once you decide to sell your house "Your house is no longer your home". This means that you must distant your-self emotionally from the house in order to see it as objectively and dispassionately as possible. Your house has now become a "product" that's for sale and you want the highest price on your most valuable asset.

2. Depersonalize - It's difficult for people to imagine themselves living in the home they're viewing when the walls are covered with photographs of a stranger's family or the rooms are cluttered with personal items and momentoes, these items can distract a buyer from visualizing themselves living in the home.

Your home must be warm and welcoming to as many potential purchasers as possible enticing them to imagine their furnishings in the presented space.

3. De-clutter - De-cluttering is one of the most important tasks to complete to prepare your home for market. The cleaner, more spacious and organized a house appears, the more likely it will appeal to a greater range of buyers.

Clutter can have a detrimental influence on your home's potential marketability.  Any messy space suggests to homebuyers that you have not taken care of the home so they'll assume there's more wrong with it than you're willing to share.  Additionally, overcrowded rooms appear smaller or less functional then they are, making it more challenging to sell your home.

Clutter eats away at the equity in your home!

Comments (4)

Richard Dolbeare, R(B)
eXp Realty - Wailuku, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

De-clutter, that seems to be hard for everyone including myself.  Help!

Jul 07, 2009 05:00 PM
Kelly Heaps
Heaps of Decor and Home Staging Top Sales - Georgetown, ON

Hello Richard,

Well, how we live in our homes is completely different than how we need to sell our homes.

I have many tips to offer you if your in the position of selling and you need to de-clutter.

My rule for de-cluttering for living is, if it hasn't been used in 2 years most likely it's not going to be so get rid of it.  Have a gargae sale, donate it to charity or give it away to friends or family.

If you need help for selling, just ask me :)




Jul 07, 2009 11:55 PM
Joannie Williams
J.Williams Home Staging LLC. - Lake Charles, LA

Kelly, I love your blog. You covered all the information .Thanks

Jul 08, 2009 07:24 AM
Kelly Heaps
Heaps of Decor and Home Staging Top Sales - Georgetown, ON

Hello Joannie, thanks very much for your feedback!

Jul 10, 2009 12:29 AM