We all know that staging your home is one of the tried and true tips to follow when selling your home. Studies show that a staged home sells faster and for more money than a home that has not been staged or stands empty. Buyers need to feel like your home could be their home. However, stage it incorrectly and it could spell disaster for your home's sale. Here are a few Havasu home staging no-nos you should keep in mind.
Havasu Home Staging No-No's
Making it Appear "Too" Staged
Yes, you should stage your Havasu home when you want to sell it. But, it shouldn't appear "too" staged. Not every square inch of a room needs to have some design element added to it. Instead, keep furniture and accessories simple and clean.
Another Havasu home staging no-no: fake anything. Ditch the fake plants and blow-up mattresses. If your thumb doesn't happen to be green, add low maintenance indoor plants. Beautiful flowering succulents, aloe vera plants, snake plants, and pathos add greenery without the fuss. And, if you don't have enough beds to go with each room, stage one of the bedrooms as a home office, den or library using furniture you already own. Buyers don't want to see anything fake.
Not Keeping Size in Perspective
Overstuffing a smaller room with large furniture feels claustrophobic. On the other hand, small furniture in a large space makes it feel more like a cave than a home. This Havasu home staging no-no involves keeping things in perspective. That doesn't just apply to your furniture either. Avoid super small and extra large accessories. Even in small doses, they create a feeling of clutter or might overwhelm the space. In their place, sprinkle a few select pieces that are no smaller than a softball here and there. Remember, less is better.
Monotone/Neutral Only Home
They say to stay neutral to appeal to a wider audience. However, only using one color throughout your own home or employing just whites and beiges can be very boring. Break up the monotony with pops of color by using throw pillows, vases, or other accessories. Remember to keep these things size appropriate for the space, too. While each room should stick to one color theme, switch things up in other rooms. Golden yellows in the kitchen. Warm red tones in the living room. Soft blues in the bathroom. These all keep the eye interested as buyers move throughout your home.
The final Havasu home staging no-no concerns your doors. Open them up. A closed door means "don't enter". If that's your master bedroom or a bathroom, the buyer may not think to open it. They assume your home is smaller than it actually is. Open doors allow buyers to move easily from room to room. So, before a showing, walk around your Havasu home and make sure all your doors are open for viewing.
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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: http://homesforsaleinhavasu.com/2018/02/havasu-home-staging-no-nos/.