Staging Your Home to Sell Fast – 5 Tips from the Experts

Sell your home fast with 5 staging tips from local experts!

1. Eliminate the clutter:

Most homes tend to become over crowded with furniture and accessories over time.  By eliminating the clutter potential buyers can more clearly picture the space as their own.  A few ways to eliminate clutter could include the following:

  • Clear kitchen countertops. Place small appliances and other items in cabinets or the pantry.  This will make your kitchen appear larger.
  • Clear bathroom countertops. Place hand soap and a nice hand towel by the sink.
  • Eliminate unnecessary furniture. Most stagers eliminate about 50% of homeowners existing furniture and accessories.
  • Use furniture that fits properly. For instance, if a king bed barely fits in the room, use a queen bed instead to make the space feel larger.


2. Use Neutral Colors:

Neutral paint colors are endless these days.  If you have a room that is a bold color choice, it is likely that potential buyers will not be able to see past it.  A fresh coat of neutral paint can go a long way.

3. Add Greenery:

Plants and greenery have a way of making spaces feel more homey and lived in.   Whether it is a fresh flower arrangement, a potted orchid or greenery cut from your yard, you can’t go wrong with adding plants or trimmings.

4. Good Lighting:

Living Room

Make sure all of your lamps and overhead lights have bulbs and are the proper wattage.  Walking into a room that is too bright or too dim can affect the overall feel of your home.

5. Curb Appeal:

The outside of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see, so it is important that it leaves a good impression.  Freshen up your landscape with new mulch and potted plants or flowers near the front door.  Pressure washing is also a great way to improve curb appeal.

Written by Michael and Julianne Kelly

Michael’s real estate degree from Florida State University and background in construction pair together nicely to help you find your perfect home. His wife, JuliAnne, is the owner of J.Kelly. She has worked all around Jacksonville but you can find most of her projects in Atlantic Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach. She specializes in design and works closely with her clients from plan design and finish selection all the way to furnishings. &