Many home sellers are looking for advice on staging a house on a budget. I understand the desire to save money, and moving out of your house and hiring a staging company to fill it with their assets can get really expensive. But there's an alternative: A professional home staging consultation that will provide custom recommendations specifically for your home. During a staging consultation, the consultant will visit your home (or, if it's an online consultation, preview photos that you provide) and offer suggestions for making your home marketable to your targeted buying demographic.
For example, you might be wondering if you need to paint. I have no idea. I haven't seen your house. Let's say that you already know there are some rooms that should be repainted. What color should you paint them? Again, I can't specify without seeing your home. And there's no such thing as "just neutral" or "just white" when it comes to paint colors. A professional home staging consultant would need to see the fixed finishes of your house (flooring, countertops, cabinetry, etc.) to know which paint color you should use to sell your house quickly and for more money. Each color has an undertone, and some grays, whites, and beiges can clash horribly with other colors and finishes in a home.
But if you still believe you can't afford a professional, custom consultation, there are some one-size-fits -all home staging tips I can offer for staging a house on a budget. Since money is tight for you, I'm only including the tips that cost around $100 or less each to implement. Most of these tips won't cost you anything but your time and effort.
Checklist of 20 Free Tips for Staging a House on a Budget
These are just a few generic, low-budget tips I can share with home sellers getting ready to put their home on the market.
Not too long ago, Redfin reached out to several home staging experts, including myself, for our best tips on staging a house on a budget. You can read it at Redfin's blog here.
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