Charlotte Home Seller Tips | Staging Tips – Less is MORE!

Charlotte Home Seller Tips | Staging Tips – Less is MORE!

Staging is the art of preparing your Charlotte home for sale before showing it to prospective buyers.  The point of staging is to highlight the house’s strengths, downplay its weaknesses and make it more appealing.  Remember that you want your home to show like a model–not like it’s being lived in!  Take staging tips from home builders–remember less is MORE!

Charlotte NC Home Seller Tips - Staging - Less is more

With proper staging, you can win buyers over the moment they step through the door.  Below are a few staging tips to help make your Charlotte home for sale absolutely irresistible to potential buyers.

Put everything away

The first step is to put away anything that is not essential.  This will open up the house so that it appears more spacious.  Even if you have to rent a storage unit, finding a new home for all of your family’s projects and debris should clear some space and help buyers imagine their own stuff in your Charlotte home for sale.


Be sure to clear off the things that gather on kitchen counters and surfaces, such as old magazines and stacks of mail.  Also, emptying out your closets of half of the things inside them will make them look much roomier.  And look on the bright side; moving into a new house will be much easier after you have donated your unneeded items to a charity.

Fresh scents make perfect sense

You would be surprised by how much the sense of smell comes into play when buyers are viewing a house.  To avoid turning them off with pet or smoke odors, make sure you give each room a deep clean, including the air vents and carpeting.  Simply covering up stale odors with air fresheners will NOT do the job.

Let the sunshine in

Buyers are looking for spacious rooms with a lot of natural light, so make sure you open the blinds and turn on all the lights. If you have rooms that are a bit dark, you can add floor lamps to make them brighter or flowers to suggest sunlight.

Staging can make a huge difference in how potential buyers see your Charlotte home for sale, so make sure you set the mood to make it as attractive as possible. Please call me at (704) 491-3310 or email me at for more information about staging and listing your Charlotte home for sale.

© Debe Maxwell | Savvy + Company Real Estate | | Charlotte Home Seller Tips | Staging Tips – Less is MORE! List your Charlotte home for sale with the pros!  Our days on the market are less than others by far!


I am a full-time REALTOR® personally specializing in historic homes and luxury home sales in the Charlotte NC real estate market. My team specializes in a variety of areas including first time home buyers, condos and townhomes as well as single family home sales and marketing.   Follow me on Google+

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