Home Staging Tips that are Worth Your Time

Selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is a big choice to make. You've lived in your home for many years and have made many great memories there. But sometimes, it's just time to move on. The best real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks want to make sure selling your home is a smooth and quick process. So, this week we're sharing with you some home staging tips that'll prove to be worth your time.

Get Rid of the Clutter
We tend to accumulate a lot of stuff over the years, and where does all that stuff go? That's right. Stuffed in every nook and cranny we can find in our homes. Most of the time, never to be touched again. So before you list your home for sale, the first thing you should do is purge your home of all the unnecessary items you've collected over the years and simplify. Not only will this help make your home look more spacious and clean, but it'll leave less for you to move once you do sell your home. Plus, you'd be surprised at how freeing it can feel to let go of all the things you've been hanging onto for so long for no particular reason.

Float Your Furniture
It's tempting to try to make the most out of the space you have available. What most people often do to make their rooms seem larger is to push their furnishings up against the walls, because the more center space there is the larger the room seems, right? Actually, by floating your furniture away from the walls and positioning it so the traffic flow is obvious you'll open up the room and make it feel much larger than if everything is pushed against the walls.

Have a Purpose for Each Room
It's easy to designate a spare room into a catchall. That may be handy for you to get random items out of your way or out of the rooms that are used often, but for a buyer it serves no purpose. Instead, find a real purpose for any extra room. Whether it's an office space, toy room, spare bedroom, or just an in-home gym - putting purpose to a room will show buyers the potential this room serves other than just being for storage.

Update the Paint
After years of wear, the walls and trim in your home can take quite a beating. While you may not notice it because you see it everyday, you can bet a buyer walking through your home will. Take time to walk through your home and address any scuffs, nicks, and holes in your walls. Touch up paint on walls and trim to freshen the look of your home. Don't forget to freshen up the exterior of  your home too. Your porch railings and trim tend to wear faster than the interior due to weather conditions.

These are just a few ideas of how you can prepare your home for showings. Remember: the time you put into addressing these items now could be the difference between your home sitting on the market for a couple of months verses a year or more. Whether you need to find a bigger place, or you're relocating for a job - your home is where your heart is, and letting yours go can be an emotional ride. We understand this and want to help make selling your home as easy as possible. Visit our website to learn more about the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks, or give us a call at 866-224-1761 today!

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766


  1. nice tips ..i will implement and let implement my customer who bought a property through my company ..real estate in vizag


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