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Selling Your Home? Learn How To Stage It On A Budget

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There are a lot of things you need to get in order when you decide to sell your house. You will have people walking through your home to take a look at it all the time, which is why you need to have the home looking as good as possible. These tips will help you stage your home on a budget.

Improve Your Lighting

People may be viewing your home at night when they are done with work, and you won't be able to rely on open windows to illuminate your home. You will want to take steps to improve your home's lighting so that it makes the rooms feel more open. Accent lights and lamps also act as decorative elements as well.

Consider swapping out the light bulbs for ones that are a warm color with a brighter wattage. You may be trying to save money with a low wattage light bulb, but those can make a room look small when the light doesn't fill the room.

Paint Your Walls a Neutral Color

Do you have walls in your home that a really bright and bold color? These colors can be quite polarizing to potential buyers. They sometimes fall in love with a bold color choice, btu they more often than not walk away and focus too much on the colors used in the home. Colors can be changed quite easily, and shouldn't leave a negative effect on a buyer.

Now is the time to paint over those bold colors and make them more neutral. The color will no longer be a talking point, and the buyer will focus more on the features of the home and if they like them.

Hide Your Photographs

Do you have a lot of custom photos around your home of your family? Now is the time to take them down. When buyers see pictures of other people in a home, it makes it harder for them to see themselves living in the home. Instead, they see it as someone else's home since they can now put a face to who lives there.

Consider replacing photos with some generic photos of flowers or landscapes that will feel neutral. Just put them in the frame over the original photo, and take them out once the house is sold.

Be sure to work with your real estate agent for more tips on how to stage your home on a budget.