Condos home staging is an art by itself. Let's start from the basics. Why is the typical home buyer going to buy the particular condo. Is it the location, is it in the middle of downtown, does it have great schools around. Whatever the reasons - you got to first understand the pulse. Research the neighborhood. Either do it yourself or ask your realtor friends.
Then comes the condo itself. Condos are about space, style and utility. A condo home stage means you got to balance style and design with space. Charm with utility.
Here are some condo home staging tips which will help your condo to sell fast!
1. Space optimization
If the space is limited make sure you don't overburden it with furniture so that it seems overwhelmed. Measure the living area, couches which are way too heavy will make the room look smaller and block movement space. Add furniture which values the space and looks great, remove extra furniture. Balance is key.
2. Charm and Style
Condos in different neighborhoods are often led by the tastes of people staying there. These tastes reflect what will appeal to potential buyers of the condo. Chic, french, multi-cultural, rustic, eclectic, traditional, mature no matter what but there will be a style and theme you will want to build. Plan for it.
Think about how can one showcase utility for smaller size condos. Storage and functional utility is a great benefit to showcase while staging the home. Showcasing storage and functional utility will help your condo to sell.
4. Balcony and outdoors
Don't miss out the opportunity to show possibilities in the balcony, bay windows or outside sitting. Entertainment, coffee times, reading, barbecues all come alive in that space. Its a great space to showcase the good life. Condo dwellers get a breath of fresh air in that space and a bit of green there as well will bring out the charm.
5. Clutter free
De-Clutter the condo if occupied, so that the buyer can visualize the space and his own furniture in it. Remove all unnecessary things during the selling phase, so that one can create buyer appeal with a uncluttered look.
6. Focal Points
Locate focal points and accentuate them. If the fireplace can be jazzed up into the focal point highlight it and make it the focal point of the room.
7. Master Bedrooms stage
Bedrooms should follow the principle of symmetry and balance and be a abode of peace and relaxation. Make sure they are gender neutral and appeal to both the him and the her in the house.
8. Create a flow
Imagine how buyers will walk through the home. Create and channelize a flow so that they follow the path. Keep enough furniture space so that people can walk through with ease.
9. Move away from the negatives
Focus on the positives and accentuate them. Move the buyer's eyes away from the negatives. Think about this, maybe you want the buyer to focus on the beautiful fireplace and not the negatives of the windows in that room. Accentuate that fireplace positive with art and accessories so that the focus in the room goes there and not on the negative area, whatever that is.
10. Bright and cheerful
Bringing in light into a condo is important. While the light is limited by what the condo construct actually is home staging can be applied to make it cheerful and bright by accentuating with throw pillows, rugs, accessories and more.
Happy condo home staging. Stage your condo to appeal. Stage your condo to sell!
BlueGrape Home Staging. Home Staging excellence San Diego