How to Stage Your Home for Virtual Showings
Staging your home for showings is imperative to sell your home fast and for more money. Home showings continue to happen with safety precautions in person or virtually. Mark Spain Real Estate has stayed ahead by providing virtual showings for all of our listings. We have adjusted the way we do real estate transactions to keep our clients safe and well informed. Read below to learn how to stage your home for virtual showings!
Preparing for Virtual Showings
Virtual showings require the same prep work as in person home showings. To begin, it is best to walk the route of the virtual tour to get an eye of what homebuyers will be seeing. By doing this, you will be sure to catch any spots that need cleaning or items that could be stowed away. Make sure to declutter all areas in view, and clean all counters and rooms to make the best first impression.
Sellers should also be prepared to answer any questions potential buyers may have. Conducting a walkthrough of your home will also allow you to envision what questions buyers will ask. Even though virtual home showings aren’t in person, sellers are still expected to be well informed on their home to answer any questions.
Show Your Home in the Best Light
Lighting is crucial for virtual tours. Lighting enhances the look and feel of each room in a home. Make sure to open blinds or curtains and turn on the lights in every room. Natural light coupled with interior lighting will make your home feel more open and bright.
Use Home Decor and Staging Props
To make your home stand out in virtual showings, add minimalistic decor. Giving a space a model home look allows buyers to envision themselves living in your home. For example, add a decorative throw blanket to the living room couch, or place potted plants near the front door. Adding just a small touch of decor can make any space feel warm and inviting.
Staging a home does not have to be done professionally! There are many props sellers can place on their own that attract home buyers during a virtual showing. For example, add coasters and hardcover books to that bare coffee table to make a once boring space a statement area. Additionally, homeowners can hang up artwork on the once bare dining room wall. Most of these items are things you already have in your home, so use them to your advantage!
With these staging tips, your home will be ready for the cameras and virtual showings in no time! Interested in buying or selling your home? Mark Spain Real Estate is here to help, contact us today and start packing!