When listing your home for sale on the Irvine real estate market, there are many decisions that have to be made – asking price, whether to hold open houses, which Irvine Realtor to use, and many other choices both big and small. One of the most important things to consider when listing your Irvine condo or Irvine home is its appearance to potential buyers, particularly if your home is vacant when you list it. To give buyers an idea of what their new home could look like, hiring a staging service to stage the interior of your home can be a very effective method. Staging your home does a couple of things – it fills the empty spaces in your home or condo with nice furnishings and designer touches, yet the items are not personalized to you and allow potential buyers to imagine themselves in their own space rather than in yours.
While staging can be a great tool when listing your home, you want to make sure it is done properly. Ask your Realtor if they have a staging recommendation; if not, do some research and find staging companies that specialize in residential real estate AND work in or around your area (good staging should bring in aspects of the city’s lifestyle as well as making your home look nice). There are specific rooms in your home that should be staged, particularly the living areas and kitchen – these are the rooms that potential buyers will focus on the most as the majority of their time in the home will be spent here. Outside of the living areas, the master bedroom and bathrooms are the next important rooms to stage; it is really amazing what a nice bathroom can do to a buyer on the fence. Finally, some outdoor staging (new plants, maybe a water feature) can work wonders with creating a soothing atmosphere that a potential buyer will want to come home to at the end of a long day.
Selling your Irvine home or condo involves painting a picture for interested buyers, and one of the easiest ways to do this is by professionally staging your home. Take the time to find the right company, and we promise that this upfront cost will pay big dividends when listing your home.