Summer Home Staging Tips - Service First Mortgage

Are you selling your home this summer? Staging may help you sell your home faster and for a higher price.

Home staging is the act of preparing a home for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make the home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers – this may include painting, rearranging furniture, clearing up clutter, or adding furniture.

Staging for summertime is a little different than for other times of the year; the following tips can help:

Keep it spacious and airy. Open your curtains to let in natural light. Clear clutter and rearrange your furniture, if necessary, to ensure there is a sufficient flow.

Highlight backyard entertaining areas. If you have outdoor space, such as a patio, be sure to stage it as an additional space that prospective homeowners can use in the summertime. Add a patio table, chairs with neutral cushions, and an umbrella to make it welcoming and inviting.

Add seasonal accents. Decorate your home with fresh flowers in beautiful vases strategically placed around your home. Keep your décor light, airy, and neutral with some accent colors or patterned pieces.

Maintain landscaping. Keep your front and backyard lawns freshly mowed.   Ensure weeds have been removed from flower beds. If you’re ready to sell and looking for a lender to help you get pre-qualified for a loan on a new home, contact a Service First branch near you.