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October 17, 2017
New Home Know How: Staging Your Home to Sell
New Home Know How: Staging Your Home to Sell

In the market for a new home, but have one to sell first? Get your current home ready to move to free you up for a new one! We’ve got some tips for staging your current home to help it sell quickly and for the right price so you can be ready to build or get that great move-in ready home before someone else does!

Effectively staging your home is the key to selling your house at the right time and at the right price. Before you open your home to potential buyers, you want to make sure that your staging captures and highlights all that your home has to offer. We know the staging process can be overwhelming, so here are some tips from us on how to make your home look it's very best.  

Right light

Having the right lighting can make a world of a difference when it comes to staging your home. Follow this general rule: 100 total watts of light for every 50 square feet.

Beige, Ivory, and Taupe, OH MY!

If your walls aren’t already painted in a neutral tone, try it out. Neutral-colored rooms appear to be warmer, more relaxing, and more inviting. In fact, homes with neutral colors tend to receive higher offers than homes with bold colors.

Three is a Magic Number

When it comes to grouping decor, an odd number of items tends to be more appealing than an even number. The number that is proven to be most attractive to the human eye is groups of three. Though it might be tempting to put your entire candlestick collection on display (we’ve been there), try to limit it to three pieces.

Use Your Space

Utilize every space of your home that you possibly can. Make sure that every room has a clear purpose and play into it. Get creative with your “extra areas” like turning that random cupboard under your staircase into a reading nook. If you have a yard, creating an outdoor oasis adds huge value to your home. Figure out the strengths of your home and highlight them. Remember that the features you fell in love with can make potential buyers fall in love, too!


CraftMaster Homes is one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, voted Builder of the Year five times in a row. We build new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Mechanicsville and Hanover. Contact us today to get your design started.