By the Kent Redding Group

Are you planning on selling your Austin Texas Home in 2017? If so, staging has been proven to be one of the most effective things you can do to make your home stand out from other houses for sale in your area but before you attempt to stage your house make sure you don’t make these 5 home staging mistakes.

Mistake #1 – Removing All of The Family Photos from Your Austin Texas Home

Although most people will tell you to remove the family photos from your home, or anything else personal, the reality is that most home buyers like to know that a home has been loved over the years that you have been living there so you should consider keeping those photos and personal items in your home rather than taking them down.

Mistake #2 – Putting Too Much Furniture in One Room

When staging your Austin Texas home one big mistake that you don’t want to make is removing pieces of furniture from the rooms in your home and placing that furniture in a spare bedroom or garage because doing so will only make that space look smaller than it really is.

To keep the rooms in your home feeling spacious you should have no more than three pieces of furniture in each room of your home and place those extra pieces of furniture in storage.

Mistake #3 – Not Cleaning Up Your Home

Yes, staging is a great way to showcase your Austin Texas Home but while you are staging, you shouldn’t forget to clean your home as well because a clean house will show buyers that you love living in your home, while a dirty house will cause buyers to wonder what else may be wrong with your home.

Mistake #4 – Shoving Clutter in Closets

While staging, and cleaning your Austin Home for Sale you should also avoid stuffing too much clutter in the closets of your house because buyers will want to know how much storage your home offers them so instead of putting your children’s toys and other clutter in the closet you should place those excess items in storage.

Mistake #5 – Ignoring the Exterior of Your Home

Last of all, but most important, don’t ignore the exterior of your Austin Texas Home while you spend the time staging the inside of your house because, a lawn that’s been freshly cut, flowerbeds that have freshly planted flowers, or a front porch that’s been power washed or painted can do wonders with attracting attention from buyers and show them that you’ve really cared for your home over the years that you’ve lived there.

Sell Your Austin Texas Home

To get started with selling your Austin Texas Home contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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