7 Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself
When you're putting your house on the market, preparation and presentation can be the keys to boosting your home's value and selling it quickly. While curb appeal improvements can definitely help, interiors are always the most important selling point. "Most buyers today shop for homes online, making a home's web appeal just as important as its curb appeal," says Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow's chief marketing officer. "To sell a home fast you want to attract as many potential buyers to your listing as possible. Featuring high-quality, staged listing photos and videos are a great way to boost your home's virtual appeal and help it stand out in today's competitive marketplace."
Home staging doesn't have to be a costly, time-consuming process—especially if your house is already in good shape. "You want buyers to be able to easily envision themselves in your home, so it's important to declutter and remove personal items that might cloud that vision," says Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, a Zillow Digs expert.
And if you don't plan to sell your house anytime soon? These home staging tips can still help you create a beautiful, organized home for your family and guests. If you're ready to give it a try, check out these tried-and-true home staging tips from interior design experts and real estate agents, according to a survey by Zillow Digs.