Q. Do I have to hire a professional stager or can I stage my home myself in order to sell it?
A. Staging your home creates a great first impression, makes pictures pop on the Internet, and will boost your sales price. First, consult your REALTOR® . You can do the staging yourself if you have the time. Here’s how:
- Clean the inside and outside from top to bottom.You may just want to hire professional cleaners to do this part.
- Remove clutter, extra furniture and personal itemsso your potential buyers will “see themselves” living in your home.
- Paint the walls a neutral color to appeal to a broad base of buyers.
Hiring a professional stager is an excellent alternative. Stagers can bring in furniture/decor that will make your home stand out from others on the market. Ask your REALTOR® for recommendations.