Tips on How to Stage a House Pt 2

The wine country real estate market is healthier than ever, with experts predicting an increase in inventory in the coming months and into 2022. That’s great news for people with homes for sale in Yountville CA but it also means stiffer competition.

One of the best strategies for getting potential buyers to say “wow” over your home is staging. Over 80% of buyer’s agents say home staging makes it easier for prospective buyers to visualize a property as their future home. And industry analysts say a staged house tends to sell faster and for a better price than one that’s unstaged.

In this second post in our series on staging a house, we offer guidance on how to stage individual rooms and other areas in your home.

Wine Country Real Estate: How Staging Helps You Sell Your Home

Good staging flatters a house without being obvious about it. In our first post on staging, we talked about how decluttering, cleaning, depersonalizing, and highlighting were the keys to putting your home in its best light. Here are some room-by-room staging strategies for doing just that.

  • Entryways. Aside from curb appeal, a welcoming entrance is the #1 way to make a good impression on potential buyers. Adding a natural element like a vase of flowers or potted plant to an entry table makes the transition from outdoors to inside feel harmonic. Beyond that, be sure to keep entryway furniture proportional to the space. If the entry isn’t defined, use an area rug to set it apart.
  • Kitchen. Small changes like updated cabinet hardware and freshly painted walls and cabinets can make a big difference in how buyers view your kitchen. Declutter the room by clearing the countertops and storing small appliances and gadgets.
  • Dining room. If your home has a formal dining room, highlight its entertainment value by adding a luxurious runner to the table and setting it with attractive dinner and glassware. Add a nature-inspired centerpiece and, if there’s a view from the table, consider hanging a large mirror so everyone can see it from wherever they’re seated.
  • Living room. Aim for a space that feels open, clean, and comfortable. Remove oversized furniture and add elements that draw a buyer’s eye around the room. Keep the overall tone neutral, but add pops of color with pillows, throws, and artwork.
  • Bedrooms. Staging the master so buyers view it as a calming retreat is a must. Minimal accessories, warm lighting, and gorgeous bedding usually do the trick.
  • Bathrooms. With their behind-the-times tiling, fixtures, and color palettes, bathrooms often date a home. If you don’t want to remodel, elevate a dated bath with fresh paint, caulking, grout, and molding. Updated light fixtures, fluffy towels in on-trend colors, and a new showerhead can make a big impact.

Homes For Sale In Yountville, CA

Home staging plays up your home’s assets and downplays its imperfections. For more tips on how to stage your home, or to learn more about wine country real estate and homes for sale in Yountville, contact St. Helena Real Estate online today or call us at 707.967.9570!


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