7 Tips to stage your house to sell in Chester County, PA


Selling your home in Chester County? Then this is the time to see your house as a buyer not as a seller and critique your home the way you would if you were buying. I find it always helpful to really see a room’s flaws is by taking photos. The camera has a way of revealing what the eye misses.

The goal of staging your home is to emphasize the space, functionality and features AND help the buyers envisioning living in your house.

1. Curb appeal. The first impression buyers will make of your home whether online or in person is the outside of your home.  This is a good time to give your front door a fresh coat of paint . Also, it’s amazing what adding a few plants and fresh mulch does to improve curb appeal.2. Clean, Clean, and then Clean again! Nothing is a bigger buyer turnoff then a dirty home or an unpleasant odor. A well maintained, clean home is one thing that all the buyers are looking for.3. Lighten and Brighten – cleaning the windows is going to bring in as much light as possible. If you have bushes and trees that are blocking the windows trim them. Sometimes removing the window net is going to help too! Replace all burned out bulbs, and swap out lower wattage ones for higher wattage one. Remove or replace or take down heavy drapery and curtains so the focus will move on your windows.

4. Removing outdated wallpaper and painting in neutral colors.Because neutral colors go with almost any décor this makes it easy for buyers to see their furnishings in your home. And neutral doesn’t have to be boring!

5. Declutter and remove excess furniture: The purpose of home staging is to make the buyers see your home in it’s best light and for them to be able to envision themselves living there. The buyers should focus on your home, its square footage and architectural details with no distractions.

6. Buyers don’t want your deferred maintenance: Studies show that today’s buyer is looking for a turnkey home. Small issues that you’ve been putting off like broken doorbell, squeaky door hinges, chipped paint or molding – should be solved now. It really goes down to anything that buyers will note as a negative.

7. Call a professional Chester County home stager for a consultation today!  As a professional home stager serving the greater Philadelphia area I’m an expert at preparing your home for the real estate market, making it stand out from the competition. Professional Home Stagers know what buyers are looking for, and how to draw buyer’s attention to the home’s best architectural features while downplaying the possible price eroding items.

If you are thinking of selling your home in the Greater Philadelphia area, or it has sat on the market for a while now no respectable offers call ReImagine Interiors @ 484-318-5629 for a home staging consultation. At ReImagine Interiors we’re trained to know what makes a home sell and we offer a wide variety of staging services all geared to help you sell your home!