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From Jan Wilson
Jan Wilson / BRE #: 01186418
3020 Old Ranch Parkway, Suite 300, Seal Beach, CA 90740
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Home Staging Tips for the Spring
By: By Jeannette Brown

As the spring buying season heats up, now is the time to get ahead of the curve with fresh staging tips and updates for spring to draw in buyers. First off, spring staging steps must start with spring cleaning. A freshly organized, clean, dust-free, and de-cluttered home will be all the more appealing to potential buyers who are getting their first look at the property. Get to scrubbing before buyer-foot-traffic works its way through your home, as a clean home lays the groundwork for artful home staging.

Yard Control
Your front yard is the first thing any buyer will see, so if it’s not in good shape after the winter, then a key spring staging tip is to improve your yard’s condition by clearing any debris, trimming hedges, and ensuring vegetation looks healthy and cared for.

Are your closets packed to the gills with clothes you don’t wear anymore or bulky winter items you won’t be using anytime soon? You can show buyers that your closet space is roomy by de-cluttering for spring. Spacious closets are always a hot selling point.

Welcome home
An important part of staging tips is creating conditions that make buyers feel like they could call your property home. A good way to do that is by having an inviting and clean entryway. Add a new welcome mat, potted flowers, and a fresh coat of paint to the front door.

Fresh Scent
Spring has its own fragrance as plants bloom and the colors of the season come to life. You can bring these positive aspects into your home by infusing scent into your decor with diffusers, candles, fresh cut plants/flowers, or incense—all of which can change the overall feeling of a space.

Lighten the Mood
Botanical colors and prints in light shades can update a room with a clean look that is reminiscent of spring’s freshness. For example, decorating a room with light green and yellow shades can evoke a peaceful feeling.

Counter Clutter
If you have a large array of appliances, cookbooks, and clutter arranged on your kitchen countertops, potential buyers may feel your kitchen is not spacious or well organized. Clear off countertops to the extent that you can and display just a bowl of fruit.

Vary Wall Hangings
Hanging art in creative ways can make a room appear more interesting and grab the attention of a buyer. Stereotypical picture displays won’t catch anyone’s eye in comparison to the way tasteful patterning and grouping of artwork can enhance a room.