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Staging your luxury home: 5 essential tips

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Are you looking to sell your luxury home? With sales of luxury homes in decline in the United States in 2022,  presenting your property in the most appealing way becomes paramount.  One of the secrets to selling a home effectively is staging. Let’s take a look at five essential staging tips to follow today.

  1. Identify your audience

    The first step in successfully staging your luxury home is to identify your audience. Which specific type of property buyers are you appealing to? Six types of home buyers currently drive the luxury real estate market. Before staging, make sure to research the market.

    Check the demographics of your neighborhood and consider your home’s location. If your property is close to schools, it’s likely to attract families with kids. Therefore, your approach to staging should be focused on presenting a family-friendly property.

  2. Get the lighting and the colors right

    One of the simplest but most effective home-selling tips is using the right kind of lighting. Prospective buyers will look at your lighting fixtures, so make sure they’re not dated, on the blink, or commonplace. Replace your main living room light with a trendy chandelier for a favorable impression.

    Also, revisit the colors of your home’s interior and keep a neutral color palette. One of the goals of staging is to help buyers visualize themselves living inside the house. Using neutral colors provides a simple canvas without making the house look dull and uninteresting.

  3. Create a comfortable environment

    One of the words synonymous with luxury is “comfort.” It’s important to create a space exuding an aura of comfort when staging your property. Spruce up your bedroom accessories and use soft linens for a relaxing vibe. Light candles in the bathroom and hang a couple of plush robes too.

    Highlight unique amenities like high-end appliances, designer dressing rooms, and smart home features. Moreover, showcase your firepits, water features, custom landscaping, outdoor living areas, and home security installations.

  4. Use art to your advantage

    Select a few art pieces that will add a unique quality to your home. If you don’t have enough art, hire a professional home stager to do the job for you. It’s also a good idea to buy original creations from a local artist. Alternatively, you can commission the artist to create something that perfectly accentuates your home’s design.

  5. Maximize your natural landscape

    Some communities feature homes with majestic views of the countryside. Others offer breathtaking sights of lakes and golf courses. If your property has a view, make it your focal point.  Keep windows, decks, and french doors free from distracting clutter. Don’t let bulky furniture get in the way. Move the furniture. Draw curtains and window treatments open.

    Place mirrors in strategic spots to highlight the natural beauty of the outdoors. When staging during winter, keep the house cozy by heating the hot tub or lighting up your fireplace. If it’s summer, offer a refreshment to potential buyers.

    Staging makes your house more appealing to property buyers. In fact, staging can increase your property’s sale price by up to 20%. If you’re looking for a trusted Realtor to help you sell your home,  Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate will be more than happy to help.

    With over 40 years of industry experience, our team of seasoned realtors has helped buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Connect with us today at 509.888.8887 or contact us here today.