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What Not to Do When Staging Your Chetek Home

We recently shared How to Stage Your Chetek Home During the Winter and this week we’re taking it one step further by sharing exactly what you should avoid when setting the scene for buyers in your Chetek WI home. Remember, staging can go a long way as staged properties oftentimes sell quicker and for more money than those that skip this step. However, that is only if you do it correctly.

As your local real estate experts in the Chetek area, you can count on Six Lakes Realty to walk you through every step of the home selling process— including staging. Below are five things to avoid when staging your Wisconsin home in the new year:

Do Not: Over-design the home
The best mindset to adopt when selling your Chetek WI home is to keep it simple. Even though you think the home would look great by filling every corner with trinkets and knick knacks, it’s best that you leave it clean and neutral. Buyers will want to envision themselves living there and it can be difficult when every room is filled to the brim with decor and furnishings.

Do Not: Use the wrong size furniture
If you have a beautiful, sprawling dining room or open living space, use your furniture wisely when staging. For example, try to avoid placing a small sofa in a grand space. You may think this creates the illusion of more space, but in fact, it tells the buyers that it could be difficult to decorate or that there isn’t enough room to live in the space. Think about the size of your furniture thoroughly before staging.

Do Not: Close doors
Remember that buyers are not familiar with your Wisconsin home. They don’t know that the closed door is not just a closet, but the stairway to the basement. Open the doors before buyers arrive to view your home to ensure they are getting the best impression of the property.

Do Not: Be too artificial
As I mentioned above, you want buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in your Chetek area home, so refrain from using too many artificial decor elements. Faux plants and fruit give the illusion that a home is cold and not easily lived in. Do your best to incorporate real plants to give off cozy, realistic vibes.

Do Not: Be too neutral
In the same way that over-designing is wrong when staging your Northwestern Wisconsin home, so too is over-neutralizing. It is true that a neutral palette will appeal to the most buyers, but your home should also have unique characteristics that allow it to stand out in a buyer’s mind. Now that doesn’t mean that you should paint a wall a bold red hue, but it is fine to bring in subtle pops of color here and there.

Do not hesitate to reach out to Six Lakes Realty to help your home attract the most buyers this coming year.

We look forward to hearing from you!

John Flor
Managing Broker
Six Lakes Realty
Office: (715) 924-4806

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