We’ve already offered a guide to increasing your curb appeal, so your property should be teeming with potential buyers. Make sure they are enchanted by your home by taking advantage of these home staging tips, courtesy of AREA Title Agency in Toledo.

The first and most obvious step is to clean your home thoroughly. This really does mean thoroughly, though; pay special attention to getting your windows and mirrors spotless and pay close attention to the smallest of details (vacuum your upholstery, dust every shelf and surface, etc.).

Be sure to arrange your furniture so it’s pleasing to the eye. Many homeowners think that pushing their furniture towards the walls to create more floor space will fool buyers into thinking rooms are larger. In fact, most potential buyers prefer furniture that is arranged in pairs or groups in the center of a room giving a sociable atmosphere. Provide a clear path of travel through each room to make them feel spacious and airy.

Clear up your clutter but try to avoid a sanitary atmosphere. Make sure you pack away almost all of your trinkets, souvenirs, and so forth, but keep a few artfully-chosen items around to accentuate your home’s decor. Perhaps leave a bowl of fruit on your kitchen counter, a few well-chosen books on your coffee table, and some fancy cosmetics in your bathroom cabinets.

Choose a neutral color scheme to appeal to buyers of both genders and with a range of tastes. Neutral colors make it easy for viewers to imagine their own decor throughout your home, making them more likely to fall in love with it. You can add flashes of color with focus walls or pieces of art if you wish.

Be open and honest with your property. Make sure to tidy up your closets to free up as much space as possible and leave them open when viewers come round to show off your home’s storage space. In a similar vein, don’t attempt to hide or disguise any awkward spaces (perhaps an alcove under a stairway or an oddly-shaped room). Think of a good way to utilize them (could you fit in a desk and chair for a small workspace?) and show them off!

Whether you are buying or selling a property, a good legal team can make the process far easier. Don’t hesitate to contact AREA Title Agency if you require legal assistance or title insurance in Toledo. Call (419) 242-5485 to find out more about our services.

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