6 Things You Must Do When Preparing for an Open House

Are you looking to sell your Calgary home? Studies have shown that staging can help your home sell faster, and may even lead to higher offers. Here are some of the best staging tips for an open house from our Calgary realtors.

If you are planning on selling your home, it’s important to remember that potential buyers aren’t just looking for a structure to live in. They want to improve their lifestyle and fulfil their dreams.

Staging your property in preparation for an open house plays a key part in creating a more emotional purchase, which in turn may generate more money for the seller. 

In addition to this, working with your Calgary realtor to design a spectacular staging can help: 

  • Ensure a faster sale 
  • Make your home more appealing to potential buyers 
  • Emphasize the space, functionality, and great features of your house 
  • Create a bidding war, leading to higher offers 

When it comes time to sell your home, whether you are upgrading, downsizing, or moving across the country, you will want to sell it quickly and at a higher price than what you paid. Working with our Calgary realtors to stage your home for an open house is a great way to help buyers picture themselves in your home, and possibly encourage quick and generous offers. 

Our Top Calgary Realtors Can Make Selling Your House Quick and Simple 

The Mel Star team of top Calgary realtors can work closely with you when you are selling your home to help you present it in the best possible light, manage all facets of showing and documentation, and negotiate the best price possible. 

Whatever your needs, we offer a unique concierge service to manage everything from staging to moving and transferring your utilities, so you can enjoy a quick, seamless, and successful home sale. 

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6 Staging Tips for an Open House 

If you have a home for sale, preparing it for an open house can be a daunting and often overwhelming task. Luckily, working with an experienced and knowledgeable Calgary realtor can help make the process easier and increase your chances of getting a quick and lucrative sale. 

To help you get started, here are some key staging strategies that can help get your property open house ready: 

Determine where you should focus your dollars
Before your open house, take a tour of your property with your realtor or staging professional. This will allow you to get some expert opinions on what areas you should focus your dollars on, and what is needed to help you get the maximum offers.

Clean, clean, clean
While this may seem like common sense, it is still the one area many owners try to shortcut. This is the perfect time to hire a professional cleaning company, and special attention should be given to appliances, the inside and outside of cupboards, baseboards, windows, and bathrooms.

Focus on lighting
Lighting plays a vital role in making a home look more attractive, so any dark hallways, rooms with little natural light, basements, or bathrooms should be addressed. Adding ambient lighting, such as table lamps or floor lamps, will help brighten any room and make your property appear as ‘light-filled’ as possible.

Choose a neutral colour palette
When you are staging a home, you want to stick to a warm and neutral palette, such as taupes, greys, and tans. Avoid dark colours, especially in small rooms, and keep your ceilings white to help your walls look taller. If your walls haven’t been painted in a while, now is the time to do so.

Maximize curb appeal
The outside of your home should work to draw potential buyers inside. Neatly trimmed bushes and a manicured lawn can help make a critical, good first impression. In addition, adding some outdoor lighting, painting your front door, or adding some seasonal urns by the entrance are easy ways to create maximum impact without breaking the bank.

Make the best use of your space
Your rooms should be shown and set-up for their intended purpose. However, giving a room more than one function (e.g. a guest bedroom and a home office) is a great way to effectively show off your space. This is essential when space is at a premium.

We Can Help You Stage Your Home Successfully for an Open House 

Selling a home in today’s market entails far more than just listing it on Calgary MLS and waiting. The current market conditions and high competition require a highly experienced and detailed approach to ensure the best return on your investment. 

Our Calgary realtors can assist you throughout the entire process, from a home evaluation and staging, to negotiations and transfer of utilities, to make your experience as simple and successful as possible. To find out more, contact us at (403) 284-6333 or fill in our online contact form.


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