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5 Staging Recommendations to Help Sell Your Home in Mississauga

Friday Apr 30th, 2021


If you look around your home, you’ll likely notice family photographs adorning your walls, children’s artwork on the fridge, knick-knacks from past travels and other sentimental items that you’ve hung onto for years. And while these belongings are what make your house a home, they can pose a problem for potential buyers when selling your house.

You see, buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your home. However, if your rooms are filled with personal belongings and mementos, it can be difficult to get into the right mindset. 

That’s where staging comes in. By stripping away the excess, you’ll reveal a beautiful, clean space that showcases your home’s full potential and connects with buyers.

If you are considering selling your Mississauga home, here are five staging recommendations to get you started:

1. Declutter

Decluttering is an important part of staging because it draws the eye away from “stuff” and focuses buyers’ attention on the features found in your home. When preparing your house to sell, box up any collections, knick-knacks or other belongings that make a room feel cluttered, chaotic or messy.

2. Move Furniture

Improper furniture placement can make a room feel cramped and difficult to move around in. Before welcoming buyers into your home, edit your furnishings and remove pieces that are too large or impede flow. If you are missing a key piece, like a nightstand or side table, use a stool or a small end table to fill the space and make the room feel finished.

3. Repaint

When it comes to staging, paint is powerful! Not only will a fresh coat of paint on your walls make your home feel clean and new, but light colours and soft hues brighten and enlarge rooms. When repainting, consider choosing neutral colours that will appeal to the most buyers.

4. Upgrade Bedding

A properly staged bed with crisp white linens, a fluffy duvet and accent pillows is a great way to create a restful and peaceful bedroom that buyers will love. 

5. Furnish

If you are selling a vacant property or have empty rooms without furniture, hire a stager to furnish the principal rooms of your home. Large, empty spaces are difficult for buyers to visualize, but with the right furniture pieces and placement, a room’s full potential truly shines.

Sound Advice to Guide You Home

If you want to sell a home quickly and for the best possible price, staging is one of the easiest ways to make it happen.

To learn more about my home selling and staging services or to inquire about a free home evaluation, contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative and ASA at Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage in Mississauga, Ontario, for details.

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