Stage Your Home for Success

With Key Real Estate

As your Okmulgee real estate agents, we pride ourselves on being your partner through every step of the home-selling process. From accurately pricing your home to marketing it efficiently, our number one goal is to get it from "For Sale" to "Sold!" in a record amount of time. One of the most important parts of sellign your home fast, and for top dollar, is staging it properly. Staging is of the utmost importance when it comes to selling your home, because it helps potential buyers to visualize themselves living there.

So, we've compiled our essential 5 tips for staging your home. Any questions about selling a home in Okmulgee? Please don't hesitate to give us a call at (918) 756-1249.

Ultimate Staging Tips

1. De-Clutter

Clean living room with nicely staged furniture.

The number one problem we run into when it comes to staging homes is clutter. Before you begin staging, go through every room of your house. Ideally, you should start doing this months before you need to stage to give yourself plenty of time. Take a number of large trash bags into each room and begin throwing things away. Anything that's broken, way out of date, or simply trash needs to be thrown away.

Consider having a garage sale, setting up an eBay account, or even donating excess stuff to a local charity. Old knick knacks, clothing you've outgrown or never worn, and appliances you've never used are great to sell and make a few extra dollars. Be as thorough as possible with this step. Not only will it make staging your home easier, it will make the eventual move easier because you'll have less stuff to pack!

2. Minor Upgrades

Consider doing some minor upgrades to smaller features in your home. Switch out your traditional light switches with dimmers or replace old faucets and doorknobs. Turn painting your living room into a fun weekend project that will add value to your home by sprucing it up.

Little touches like this will impress buyers, and it gives your home that "new home" feel.

3. Get Rid of the Excess

Take a good look at your furniture. When it comes to staging your home, you want to make your home seem as big as possible. Consider moving any excess furniture to storage facility or with a friend. The less furniture the better, because it provides buyers with more space to envision their own furniture there instead.

Additionally, take down any personal effects like family pictures or dog beds and store them away somewhere. A key part of staging is making your home neutral.

4. Appeal to All the Senses

Candle and pine cones.

As the buyers come to tour your house, you want them to feel right at home! Create an aesthetically pleasing environment by raising the blinds (or, weather permitting, opening all the windows) to maximize natural light. Turn on indoor lights as well, to make your home appear as bright as possible.

Consider lighting pleasant, but not over-the-top, candles or putting out a bowl of potpourri. Have classical music playing the background for a soothing effect.

Last, and most important, thoroughly clean your home. Scrub down every single surface, remove all clutter and dust it within an inch of your home's life.

5. Get Outta There!

Don't hover! If your home is scheduled for an open house or tour, be sure to get out of there and give potential buyers plenty of space to look at your home objectively.

Work With a Team of Expert Home-Sellers

If you're selling your Okmulgee home, you need an expert you can trust. Our team is committed to achieving all of your real estate goals, while minimizing your stress. If you'd like more information or resources for selling your home, or simply need someone to talk with about your real estate goals, please reach out to us.

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