Over the years the act of showing a home has become an actual art. There are numerous professionals who do nothing but prepare homes for sale. Home stagers have definitely found a niche. One of the most important thing that you can remember about showing a home is that it is extremely difficult to show an empty home. Homes show far better when there is some life to them. Furniture shows the functionality of a room, something that is nearly impossible to envision without the room being furnished.
Another important thing to remember is that without furniture every flaw and negative aspect of a room is laid bare to be seen by viewers. This is not to say that you want to fool buyers over certain aspects of the home, simply to show that any negatives or flaws can be quickly dealt with by the use of furnishings or art. Major flaws and problems should always be disclosed as the ignoring of this can lead to failed deals or even lawsuits if the flaws are significant enough. In order for a home to show properly, its ideal to prioritize what you are presenting. You know what the strongest aspects of your home are. It is not too much work to showcase these areas. However, be careful not to put too much stress on a single area. That particular area may not appeal to other buyers and can take away from the overall impression of your home if highlighted to the exclusion of other areas.
Another good idea when showing your home is to think about the things that you don’t often notice in your own home. Bits of clutter that you may not notice can cramp a home’s showing style very easily. Also smells are a huge thing to think about. The human sense of smell is one of the strongest senses that we have. Over time, we become used to the aroma of our surroundings. Your house will definitely have a particular smell to it. This is the same thing that you undoubtedly notice when entering anyone’s home. The question you have to ask is “what’s my home’s smell?” The best way to deal with this is by burning some mildly scented candles during and before the show, try to make the aroma of the home as neutral as possible.