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Selling Vs. Living - The Goals Between Staging Vs. Decorating

Nothing is more satisfying than buying a new home and decorating it to individualize your living space. When you decorate, it’s all about personalizing your residence and surrounding yourself with the décor style you love to turn your house into a home.


Staging your property for sale has quite a different goal. When you stage your home, the goal is to make it appealing to a wide range of buyers in order to promote a quick sale for top dollar. Staging is all about creating an illusion with an emphasis on lifestyle. Professional stagers agree that staging presents the idealized version of your home and can be achieved by replacing strong colours with a neutral palette, decluttering and organizing, and highlighting the functionality of both interior and exterior spaces. 


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You Can Only Make a First Impression Once - Make it Count!

Realtors understand that homebuyers can be captivated from the moment they catch a glimpse of the front of a property. You can help by staging the exterior to create irresistible curb appeal that encourages the buyer to continue and take a look inside. A fresh coat of paint, neatly trimmed trees, well-maintained gardens and a nicely mowed lawn are the first steps.


Adding a planter with seasonal fill at the front door, updating your exterior light fixture and address plate, changing out a weathered mailbox or door knob can make your home seem even more inviting. If you have a front porch, add chairs and a small table to suggest to prospective buyers how they may enjoy this space. Remember to keep the foyer light and bright to project an impression of warmth and a smooth transition from exterior to interior.


Updated Kitchens and Bathrooms Will Sell Your Home

Many people who have their home on the market understand that updating the kitchen and bathrooms can provide a substantial return on their investment while attracting interested homebuyers. To broaden your range of buyers, select neutral finishes and transitional styles that will appeal to people with contemporary or traditional tastes. Eliminate clutter by designing the room with enough storage space. Natural and organic materials like wood, glass, tile and stone have strong appeal. 

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Home Staging, Oakville Real Estate, Burlington Real Estate, Real Estate Agents, Royal LePage Burloak

Appeal to the Largest Audience By Depersonalizing

Look around with an objective eye and replace dated items with updated options to make your home feel fresh and appealing. To allow homeseekers to envision themselves living in your house, remove personal items such as family photos and collectibles that can be distracting – keep in mind we are selling the space, not the stuff. Pre-pack and replace these items with a few well-chosen, larger accessories.


Eliminate busy wallpaper, heavy drapery, as well as patterned countertops and flooring to create a peaceful atmosphere wherever possible. Use neutral colour tones including soft grays, creamy whites and buttery beiges with a pop of muted colour here and there. Arrange  furniture to complement the architectural elements of the house in order to place emphasis on each rooms focal point and selling feature - an oversized picture window, fireplace or king sized bed in a master suite are great examples. 

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Let Us Help - Book Your Complimentary Staging Consultation!

Decorating one’s home is personal, based on your personality and your taste, staging is the opposite of personal. Staging is about highlighting the possibility and showing prospective buyers the potential. 


All in all the main difference between staging and decorating is the goal to sell your house.  It can be challenging to remove yourself from your own tastes and habits you've become accustomed to while living in your home and become objective enough to appeal to a wide range of buyers, but it is absolutely crucial in order to sell your home for top dollar.


Like anything in life it helps to work as a team to achieve a common goal. This increases your chances of success and when you have an expert that has done it many times over on your side you're much more likely to achieve great results. The Urban Group has over a decade of hands on experiences and features a full service team to assist you, ensuring a successful sale! So call on us today at 905.634.7755 to get your complimentary consultation booked and under way. Need more convincing? Take a look at some of our before and after staging gallery and see what we can do for you!


Ryan & Vicky Urban Real Estate Agents Serving Burlington, Oakville & Hamilton ON. They Are Experienced Professionals That Would Be Honored to Assist You In The Journey Of Buying Or Selling Your Home.

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