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The Ultimate Staging Secret: Fresh Flowers

Posted by Linda Scarberry on October 27, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Staging-a-home-fresh-flowersAs you prepare to list your house for sale, you are probably going to start looking into different tips and tricks for how to stage it so that you can maximize your chance of receiving a great offer sooner rather than later.

Staging your home is a great way to make sure that potential buyers are seeing it in the best possible light. You will probably read about ideas like eliminating clutter, downsizing the furniture, and cleaning everything over and over again.

But when you are finished with all of the most common staging tips, make sure that you don’t overlook the ultimate staging secret: fresh flowers!

Why You Need Fresh Flowers

One very common staging tip is to remove personal items like family pictures so that the potential buyers don’t think of the house as someone else’s home. But taking this idea too far can leave the home feeling empty or sterile, so you need something to freshen it up.

That’s where the fresh flowers come in!

Having something alive and green in every room is an easy way to instantly make a spotlessly clean and completely clutters house feel more like a home. Fresh flowers are visually appealing, and they also smell great. You can actually feel the difference when a room contains fresh flowers.

Where to Use Fresh Flowers

The most important places to use fresh flowers in your staging are in the most important rooms. That means you should focus your arrangements in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Kitchen tables, dining room tables, and even the kitchen island are all obvious options for your floral arrangements. Having smaller arrangements or even single flowers in small vases sitting on the sinks or windowsills in each of the bathrooms can add a dramatic touch to the home.

One additional place that can have a big impact on potential buyers is right in the entryway. Fresh flowers on a table or stool right inside the front door invite guests into your home without them even realizing it.

Types of Flowers to Use

In the event that you don’t exactly have a green thumb, you can still utilize fresh flowers with just a bit of help from your favorite local florist. Just ask them to guide you in the direction of flowers that have a minimal cost with the longest shelf life.

Your best bet is going to be to focus mostly on whatever flowers happen to be in season, and you should be targeting flowers with a shelf life of at least one week.

If you are looking for an cheaper way to achieve a similar result, or simply want to avoid killing too many flowers, you can also look into getting potted plants and flowers that will stay alive as long as you keep watering them. (But don’t forget to water them!)

Properly staging your home is a great way to make sure that you get the most out of the sale of your house. Just following a few of the most popular staging tips can help you increase both the value and speed of the offers you receive.

If you are really trying to make sure that you get the maximum possible price out of your home, you definitely don’t want to skimp on the fresh flowers. Let your potential buyers see that they are buying a home that is stocked with fresh flowers, and they will be much more likely to pay your asking price.

Topics: Seller Resources


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