Empty Home Staging?

by : Mark Washburn

OK, here's the situation. You have already purchased your next home, yet still have to sell your current home. But you have run across the concern that empty homes don't show very well and are difficult to properly stage. There are essentially two options available to people in this situation: focus on the home's exterior and do as much as possible to make the outside as amazing as possible. Or, secondly it is sometime possible to rent furniture explicitly for home staging.

If you are going to focus on the outside of the home then start making a list of what needs to be done. Start with the big things like house painting. This is a great way to create a new look for your home. Try to create an attractive color scheme, but not one that is too outrageous. You don't want to estrange any buyers and this can be done quite easily by an unorthodox paint job. Tending to the yard is another important aspect of this process as the yard will likely help to form the viewer's first impression of the home. Make sure that the yard is kept in top-notch condition on a regular basis. If you are able to do it yourself, great. If not then you will want to contract someone to tend to the yard until the home sells.

Renting furniture in order to stage the home properly is a great way to ensure that your home shows properly. Many staging businesses have the ability to provide furnishings for homes that they will arrange in the best possible way and then remove after the home sells. This is a great idea for homes that are unoccupied. When homes are empty, every negative or flaw of the house is in plain view for buyers to see. Agreeably there are negatives with almost every home but when showing you want people to notice the positives.