• May 8, 2017

Rearrange Furniture to Give Buyers Room to Move

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Rearrange Furniture to Give Buyers Room to Move

If you’ve done any research on selling your home, then you know how important staging and showing a home is. One important, but often overlooked, staging tip is to rearrange your furniture to create the illusion of more space and give your potential buyers more freedom to move throughout your home.

Clutter is one of the most off-putting aspects of a home for buyers. If they cannot move comfortably through the space, they will not enjoy the showing, and will subsequently look elsewhere for a new house. Cramped and dark spaces are other major turn-offs for potential buyers. So, it is crucial when preparing your home for staging, to create light, open spaces that will help buyers fall in love with your home.

While it is important to keep every room of your home free of clutter, easy-to-navigate, and well-lit when you are preparing for a showing, some rooms are more vulnerable than others. Living rooms and bedrooms are the most susceptible to over crowding, as they tend to showcase several pieces of furniture and are some of the most functional spaces in a home. The following tips can help free up space in the most vulnerable areas of your home, making them more attractive to buyers.

Don’t block windows.
Even when a room isn’t cluttered or overly full of furniture and belongings, a lack of natural light can create such a feeling. Refrain from blocking any of a room’s windows with bulky pieces of furniture, decorative wall hangings, or room dividers. Natural light from these windows will not only open up the living space, but is a great selling point for buyers in and of itself.

Remove any furniture that doesn’t seem to “fit” the space.
That bulky credenza may have been great for displaying family pictures and storing your loose odds and ends, but does it actually look like it belongs in your living room? Any piece of furniture that sticks out from the others, doesn’t look right in a space, or is simply taking up too much room, should be removed before you begin showing your home to potential buyers. Consider re-locating the piece to a room that looks a little too empty or storing the furniture in an out-of-sight location.

Arrange your furniture in a way that makes sense.
While you may have things arranged in a functional way that makes living in a room easier and more comfortable, it may look strange to buyers who are just passing through. For these situations, move pieces around so that the room is cohesive, aesthetically pleasing, and logical. Interesting furniture configurations when selling your home will not only puzzle potential buyers, but can make a room look more cluttered and take away from its overall appeal.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-908-7293 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/