Common Mistakes To Avoid When Working With A Professional Home Stager

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When it comes to selling your home, presenting it in the best possible light is crucial. And that’s where professional home staging comes in - it can make all the difference in attracting potential buyers and getting the price you want. But working with a home stager isn’t always smooth sailing, and there are some common mistakes that can end up hurting rather than helping your home’s sale. If you’re eager to know more, buckle up and get ready for a ride through five crucial points that Destined Dreams has prepared to help you avoid common mistakes when working with a professional home stager.


1. Failing to communicate your expectations
Provide as much detail as possible about your goals and expectations for the project. For example, if you’re hoping to sell your home quickly, be clear about your desired timeline and the price range you’re targeting. If you’re more interested in getting the highest possible price, let your home stager know what you think your home’s unique selling points are. Ask your home stager about their process and what they will be able to deliver. Be open to suggestions and feedback from your home stager. They have experience in this field and may have ideas that you haven’t considered.

2. Neglecting to declutter and depersonalize
Start the decluttering process well in advance of the stager’s arrival. This will give you time to sort through your belongings and determine what to keep, sell, donate, or throw away. Consider renting a storage unit to temporarily store excess furniture and other items. This will help open up space in your home and make it easier for the stager to work their magic. Don’t forget to declutter and depersonalize outdoor spaces as well. This means removing personal items like garden gnomes or children’s toys and making sure the lawn and landscaping are well-maintained.

3. Overlooking the importance of lighting
Experiment with different lighting setups to find the most effective way to showcase your home’s best features. For example, highlighting a beautiful artwork or a feature wall with a well-placed light can make it stand out. Consider using dimmer switches to create different moods and atmospheres in different areas of the home. Use natural light to your advantage. Make sure your windows are clean and unobstructed, and consider opening up curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible.

4. Ignoring your home’s curb appeal
Start by evaluating your home’s exterior from the perspective of a potential buyer. What are the first things that catch your eye, and do they create a positive or negative impression? Pay attention to details like the condition of the roof and gutters, and make any necessary repairs. Consider adding some eye-catching features to your home’s exterior, such as potted plants, outdoor lighting, or a welcoming doormat. These small touches can make a big difference in creating a welcoming first impression.

5. Forgetting to maintain the staged space
Make a schedule for cleaning and organizing your home on a regular basis. This will help ensure that it always looks its best and is ready for potential buyers to view. Keep an eye out for any signs of wear and tear, and make repairs as soon as possible. This can include fixing leaky faucets, repainting scuffed walls, and replacing worn-out carpet or flooring. Consider updating any decorations or furnishings that start to look outdated or worn. This could involve swapping out throw pillows, changing out artwork or photos, or even replacing larger pieces of furniture if necessary.

If you’re looking for home staging and redesigning services in Ontario, consider reaching out to Destined Dreams. The clients love Destined Dreams for their home staging designs and know that the team of specialists will be there with them every step of the way. In a 21st-century marketplace, we understand that building elegant solutions isn’t enough. That’s why the experts at Destined Dreams will ensure that the projects they design are affordable and results-driven.
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