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Open House Staging Secrets to Get Your Listings Sold

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homefinder openhousestagingSometimes a few interior tweaks are all you need to help your stagnant listings fly off the market. We've rounded up successful real estate agents, professional stagers and interior designers to share staging secrets so you can focus more on closings and less on staging!

1.) Virtual Staging: 90% of homebuyers search online during their home buying process, so your first step should be staging your listings appropriately for photographs. If your online listings don't catch the eyes of potential buyers, they will not be coming through your front door, Lisa Reinecke and Lois Marris, RE/MAX North Central, shared a must-follow list of virtual staging tips:

  • Remove decorative items from tops of cabinets; they can appear as clutter in small photos.
  • Don't set the table. While china place settings are beautiful in person, it's difficult to tell if the dishes are clean or dirty in photos. Real estate photos need to focus on the room.
  • Never show an empty space. If you have a vacant listing, invest in a whole-house staging to highlight how the space can be used with furniture that is appropriate for the size of the room.
  • Do it right the first time. Staging a home properly gives sellers a higher return, so don't rush to get your listing online before the home has been staged correctly and you have professional quality photos.