Home Staging and Self Storage

In today’s competitive housing market, sellers are doing all that they can in order to sell their homes. The most popular way to get that edge over other houses on the market is by “staging” your home. It is important to show your house in the best manner possible to perspective buyers. Staging your home either through a professional company or designer or on your own will help your home sell at a faster rate. The purpose of staging a home is to maximize the appeal of the home to a wide range of potential buyers. This will showcase the homes selling features to create a favorable first impression on the buyers. The buyers will then be able to visualize their belongings in each room in the home.  85% of new homeowners look at pictures of homes online before they even do an in person viewing. Those homes that are staged will get the most views online and in person.  Staging your home is an important part in the marketing of your home.

The main rule of staging is to ensure that the staged home is de-cluttered and organized. This is where self-storage comes into play. In order to sell your home you need to see how the potential buyer sees your home. Having personal photos, collections or even pet items might deter a buyer. Box up any collectible items such as sports memorabilia, comic book collections, excess CD or DVD collection and place these in a storage unit. Dymon Self Storage  offers a month-to-month rental for just this purpose. If your home takes longer to sell, remember not to re-clutter the home. Keep the excess items in your storage unit.

Professional staging companies or designers are trained to have an objective view of your home. They will look at the home as a buyer sees it. These designers will help with a plan to reorganize, de-clutter and generally fix up the home for showing off all the great aspects of the home. Dymon Self Storage  is happy to be partnered with many staging companies in the Ottawa area for all of their storage and packaging needs. If you are doing the staging on your own, you will need to remember a few important items to get your home ready for showing:

1. Pack up all of your personal pictures and artwork. Replace personal artwork with neutral paintings or mirrors.

2. De-clutter the kitchen. Pack away the extra appliances on your counters for showing purposes.

3. Store excess furniture in a storage unit. Also make sure that furniture matches in color or style.  Make sure that each of your rooms have a “purpose”. (For example turn the extra storage room into an office or nursery for staging purposes.)

4. Pack up pet items during the showing. Make sure that pet odors are eliminated. Potential buyers of the home could be allergic to your pets and that could discourage the sale of the home.

5. Paint walls in neutral colors to allow the buyer to imagine their items in the rooms.

6. Fix any cracked tiles, cracked walls or windows and any do any other general repairs around the home.

7. De-clutter the garage. Pack up all excess items in the garage to a storage unit and just leave the space available to park cars.

8. Create curb appeal for the home. Clean up flower beds, change lights on the front door are just a few things to do to gain interest in your home.

With careful staging, a home will sell quicker and even at a higher rate. If you are deciding to sell your home take a look at the staging companies in your area or get information from your realtor.


10 comments on “Home Staging and Self Storage

  1. shonemarsh
    May 8, 2012 at 5:47 AM #

    Great blog post keep it up thanks for sharing……….
    Summer Storage

  2. stylishstagersny
    May 22, 2012 at 10:57 AM #

    With the help of home staging your home will not only be sold in a higher price but you will also gain a good reputation from the person who bought your house.

  3. Emma Tameside
    August 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM #

    Some really good tips here. Clearing the garage prior to a viewing is especially important in my view as it’s an important part of the property and will go a long way to swaying the opinion of most husbands who are viewing with their wives. They will want to imagine their car or workshop, and it’s much more difficult to do so when there are countless boxes, tins of paint, ladders and other brick-a-brak.

    The same is true of kitchens and bathrooms for wives (sexist perhaps, but those are my most important rooms too!). Get rid of your clutter and stick it in self storage for the duration of the viewing, and let me as a potential buyer imagine what it would be like to live there with my family, and decorate it the way I see fit.

    I think we all have different tastes when it comes to decorating – what one person may thinks makes the house look more sellable is, in fact, a complete turnoff to another person. So I definitely agree with the advice in this article.

  4. Hanna Webster
    November 20, 2012 at 4:18 AM #

    I’m extremely inspired with your writing abilities as smartly with the structure for your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing. it is rare to peer a nice blog like this one. This article presents some great tips when preparing your home for staging. I think that with a little planning and thoughtful management, your relocation experience can be surprisingly successful! Thanks for Sharing.

  5. Self Storage
    November 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM #

    Those are really great tips !! Self Storage companies only make it easier for us to get a good value for our home.It would be only better if they also provide moving services along with the storage.

  6. householdremovals
    February 22, 2013 at 1:55 AM #

    Hiring the storage services is a good option to keep your home clutter free and to get extra space. Self storage units make it easy to store your goods in safe and secure way. You have listed the good storage tips.


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