Posted 6.28.12 @ 6:50 by: Staff

When sellers are staging their Oakville real estate for sale, they want to make good impressions. Some of them try a little too hard and end up on the opposite end of the spectrum. Here we’re going to go over some of the home staging mistakes you need to avoid; the last thing you want to do is scare away your potential buyers!

Pictures, Pictures Everywhere

Who doesn’t love those cute little photos of your niece? Buyers. The key to selling your real estate is to depersonalize the home. You don't want to make the home a personal place, you want to make it a place filled with possibilities that others can see themselves in. But pictures in and of themselves aren’t the worst thing that a seller can do to stage a home. Buying brand new frames from the store and leaving the fake little display photographs inside is. Don’t make this rookie mistake when staging your home. Opt for art instead to show off the beauty of the space.

Staged Breakfast in Bed

Who doesn’t want a staged breakfast in bed?! Buyers. Buyers are difficult to placate, but they don’t want to see the master bedroom decked out with tea for two and a breakfast in bed setup. If you want to make the room pop start with the window treatments; get something that lets in lots of light to show people how big the space can be with the right setup. You’ll also want to buy some nice bedding. Protip: let the bedding air out for a day prior to setting it up. The last thing you want to do is overwhelm prospective buyers with chemical smells from packaging.

It’s a Bathroom, not Bali

Many sellers make the mistake of trying to make the bathroom much more than it really is. When you want to sell your real estate you need to make sure that it’s functional and beautiful. The first step you need to take is to depersonalize the room. Remove any personal items from area and put in new hand towels, bath towels and a shower curtain (if you need one). If you have a lot of glass you should have it cleaned the day before, and make sure the floors get a good grouting and scrub if need be. Don’t neglect the porcelain either; people will look in virtually any space to see what they’re buying.

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