What is Light Staging? There is not an actual legal definition for this but it basically means adding small amount of decor such as pictures, flowers, towels etc to a home to make the home feel more homey and lived in, not stark and vacant.
For example, light staging a bathroom may include bath towels, shower curtain and a decorative flower arrangement.
Or light staging a kitchen may include glass canisters, kitchen towels and a cook book.
Light staging basically sets the mood for a room by vaguely suggesting the use for the room by adding decor. Unlike full staging which would include furniture like sofas, tables etc.
Before you stage your home, educate yourself on who most likely your potential buyer will be? For example: Do you live in a starter home across from an elementary school? If so, then chances are your buyer may have kids. Then it’s a good idea to add children friendly decor in some of the bedrooms.
Or is your home located in a age-restricted community? If so, then children friendly decor is not the way to go. Focus the art work on scenery pictures.
Adding mirrors is one of the easiest ways to achieve warmth and light in a room. I recommend adding a mirror across from a window if you can.
I offer this service FREE to my clients because I feel light staging vacant homes achieves the homey feeling buyers look for when searching for a home to purchase. For a buyer, it is an emotional process. Light staging helps them capture that emotion so they can visualize themselves living in the home. I also believe full and light staging homes sell faster which means it’s a WIN WIN for everyone! So if full staging is out of your budget, I highly consider light staging your vacant home to sell. You’ll reap the benefits.
If you would like more information on how to sell your home for top dollar, please check out my book; “At Least Put the Toilet Seat Down. Your Guide to Selling Your Home for Top Dollar“. It is also available on Amazon.
For more information on light staging or selling your home, please call/ text me at 480-229-5861.