Home & Garden: The Art of Home Staging

your home could be the difference between receiving an immediate
offer and waiting on the market for months.

this buyer’s market, it’s critical that a home is accurately
priced and show ready,” said Edmond realtor and resident, Kay
Pratt. “It’s a fact that staged homes sell quicker and for more

is strong and home staging could be your key to a quick and
successful sale. “The biggest benefit of home staging is that
prospective home buyers are able to see themselves living in a home
rather than the current owner and it will often sell faster,” said
Edmond Home Stager and Realtor, Kristyn Grewell.

first impression of a home starts with the front yard. “Studies
show that good curb appeal carries a strong to moderate impact on the
salability of a home,” said Pratt. “Not only is good curb
appeal restful and makes a buyer feel welcome, it can also bring as
much as 15% more value to your home.”

the front of your home clean and manicured. “Approach
your house from all angles to see it from a buyer’s perspective
said Grewell. 

your home is on the market, consider hiring someone to maintain the
yard and landscaping,” Pratt says. “It’s easy to put together a
fabulous container of flowers for the porch or replace a drab mailbox
with a dramatic new one.” The front door is often the focal point
of a home, so consider painting it an inviting color or replacing it.

staging your home, you’ll first want to de-clutter and
de-personalize. This is the least expensive and