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10 Tips to Stage Your Home and WOW Your Buyers

Getting ready to sell your home in Hutchinson Island? Before you begin showing your space to buyers, take time to strategically stage it to ensure it stands out from the rest. Hutchinson Island is one of the best-kept secrets of the Treasure Coast, and your home is a hidden gem waiting to be uncovered. Here are 10 tips to spruce up your home and satisfy any homebuyers’ dreams.

The Exterior

The outside of your home is the first thing prospective buyers will see, which makes it equally as important as the inside. Spend some time making your home’s exterior scream “Welcome!”

Create curb appeal

A house that turns head doesn’t have to be big or fancy—simple DIYs such as yard maintenance or minor repairs contribute significantly to curb appeal. Planting bright flowers or power washing your siding will have buyers falling in love before they even step foot inside!

Make your entrance enticing

Whether you’re working with an expansive front porch or just a front door with steps, you can always spice up your home’s outdoor entrance. Set an inviting tone from the start with a new welcome mat or a fresh coat of paint on your front door.

Inspire with outdoor spaces

In addition to your outdoor areas being inviting, they should also portray the leisurely lifestyle Hutchinson Island residents revel in. Inspire your potential buyers to envision this laid-back lifestyle with simple additions, such as cushy seating or a hangout-ready fire pit.

Cleaning & Repairs

One of the easiest things you can do to prep your home for a showing is clean it—because who doesn’t love a freshly cleaned house? Make sure to be up-to-date on any repair projects to prevent losing out on a sale.

Complete any repairs

Let’s be honest, we’ve all wanted to play the part of Chip and Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper—and now’s your chance! Your home should be in top-notch condition when it’s placed on the market, which means all lingering repair projects need to be completed.

Clear out the clutter

Decluttering our homes seems to be something we’re always “getting around to.” Selling your home serves as the prime opportunity to sort through your belongings to ensure you’re not taking excess items to your new home. Homebuyers love the idea of wide-open spaces, so make sure to clear out anything that makes a room appear too crowded.


Selling your home is not the time to sweep things under the rug. Get all those hard-to-reach places and hire a professional to help if necessary—trust us, it will be worth the expense. Add some type of fragrance to your home before showings to leave your buyers wanting more.

Interior Decor

Now that you’ve aced the exterior of your home and tackled the nitty-gritty, you can dive into the indoor decorations. You’re already halfway to having your buyer sold, so now’s the time to seal the deal!

Depersonalize your decor

Although you want to create the sense of a home that’s lived in, you don’t want buyers feeling like the home is yours rather than theirs. The idea is to allow buyers to imagine themselves living in your home, which is why neutral and simple are always best for interior decor.

Create balance with furniture

The placement of furniture impacts the flow of your home and how comfortable buyers feel while navigating it. Purposefully placing your furniture away from the walls can make rooms feel more airy and spacious.

The Final Details

Being deliberate with all the tiny details of your home is what is going to wow your buyers in the end. The finishing touches could be what ultimately wins over your buyers and gets the sale!

Utilize your lighting

Make your home even warmer and more welcoming by taking advantage of its natural and artificial lighting. Pull back the curtains to allow as much natural light as possible and open the windows if the weather is pleasant. Aim for three types of lighting in every room—ambient (overhead), task (reading or under-cabinet lights), and accent (table or floor lamps).

Bring in pops of color

Although we do believe neutral tones are best for showings, homeowners shouldn’t be afraid to bring in small doses of bold color. Whether it be painting an accent wall to draw attention to a desirable feature or a splash of greenery from potted plants, a little bit of color goes a long way in brightening up your home.

Your Hutchinson Island Selling Resource

If you're ready to sell your Hutchinson Island home, then it's time to contact us. These staging tips are just the beginning of the expert advice and knowledge we can use to help you successfully sell your home. Contact Danny and Cindy Tesney today and let's list your home.