By John Miller | [email protected] When you are looking to sell your home, there are plenty of tips and tricks that you will learn to help ensure that you have a quick and painless sale. Most realtors will tell you to fix any noticeable issues that could inhibit the sale of a home, such as holes in walls or broken windows. Some will also tell you to try and declutter your space, which will help ensure that your room looks as big as it possibly can. One tip that some realtors will tell you to consider is staging your home. This is done by having a professional stager (or company) bring new furniture and items into your home, replacing all or most of your current items. Some homeowners take offense to this, which is why some realtors are skeptical of mentioning it to their clients. However, there are a variety of benefits to staging your home, and here’s why you should consider it. Staging maximizes space. A professional stager knows how to make any room appear bigger. If your home is on the smaller side, doing everything you can to make it appear bigger will work in your favor, as potential buyers will be able to see the openness of your home and not focus on the small square footage. Even a new sofa in a small living room can create the sense that the room is bigger, which will give your potential buyers more desire to buy the house. Aside from making rooms look bigger, staging gives every room an important purpose. Some homes simply have a strange layout, or some homeowners simply use rooms in their homes in an unusual way. While this may be perfect for your needs, it may not be beneficial for the greater good. A stager will be able to walk through your home and create a flow that is beneficial to most potential homebuyers. When potential buyers can see how you use the space, they won’t be hung up on a strange layout or a small floor plan, which increases their chances of buying. Staging makes your home look clean. You could be the biggest neat freak in the world, but staging has a way of making your home look cleaner even if you do a good job yourself. Sometimes dated furniture can make a home look dreary and unkempt, even if it smells like roses. Staging a home gives your home a clean feeling. Not only is everything perfectly assembled to create the best flow, but it also removes clutter and unsightly knickknacks you may have acquired over the years. Plus, you may not notice the smell of your old couch that Fido uses as a chew toy, but potential buyers will, which is why it’s beneficial to stage. Staging sells homes. Your realtor has experience in the home-selling game, and they’re not going to waste their time telling you to do something that doesn’t make sense. If your realtor tells you to stage your home, then you should do it, especially if you’re in need of a quick sale. In fact, more than one-third of realtors believe that staging can increase the sale price of a home by 1 to 5 percent. If you’re looking for an easy way to get top dollar for your home while also ensuring a quick sale, then staging is the best way to go. If you are interested in home staging, talk with your realtor. He or she may have a stager in mind they want you to use. Plus, some realtors offer staging as part of their services. The more you know about staging, the more beneficial it can be for you in the long run.