Home Design & Staging: Design Tips to Show and Sell a Home



You want potential buyers to feel a connection with your home. To envision themselves entertaining in it, living in it and loving it.  One of the best ways to accomplish that is to stage your home. Staging for an open house or individual showings might feel overwhelming, and you may feel skeptical about spending money to do so, but don’t worry. The Shaffer team has tons of tips and tricks to help you master the art of staging (and ultimately, to SELL it).


What’s the Difference?: Staging vs. Interior Design


Each room should paint a picture of how potential buyers could arrange their living space. It may sound like interior design, but there are actually a few significant differences with staging. Most importantly, that you don’t have to be an interior designer in order to effectively sell your home.


Staging highlights the best features of the home, whether that be the natural lighting, crown molding, high ceilings, entryways, etc. Consider asking a friend or family member to help you establish the home’s unique selling features and then showcase them. If you don’t know where to start, speak with a professional stager. The Shaffer team just so happens to work with an amazing one. We promise she can have your home in selling shape in no time.


Repair All Major Living Disruptions



For many sellers, this is the most intimidating part of selling your home. But it’s also one of the most important, and can’t be overlooked. Repair damaged fences, touch up the indoor and outdoor paint, fix that broken stair railing, and re-caulk the shower. It’s worth it, we promise. Potential buyers don’t need a reason to NOT love your home.


Declutter Every Room



As real estate professionals, we’ve seen it all. And the homes that sell the best are often the ones with the least amount of clutter.  We can’t stress the importance of removing it enough. Hold a garage sale, invest in a storage unit and take multiple trips to Deseret Industries. Tuck away personal items that would diminish potential buyers being able to envision themselves living in the space. Remove family photos, momentos and trinkets.


Utilize Unique Decor


No one wants to view a home that is outdated. Taking advantage of modernized decor will not only lighten the space, but will also highlight any upgrades. Show how the home has the ability to host family and friends for every occasion. Accomplish this with minimal, modernized decorations. Ask our professional stager if you need any assistance.


Call us Today


The Shaffer team consists of real estate professionals in Southern Utah, specializing in selling homes. We work with talented photographers, stagers and lenders to ensure your home buying or selling process is efficient and smooth. Call us today to get started at (435) 703-8885.