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Open House: 5 Staging Tips to Create a Welcoming Space for Buyers [VIDEO]

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are important during an open house. Watch as home staging expert Tori Toth shares five tips to help create a welcoming space for potential buyers. [info_banner] Allstate https://i2.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/foyer-with-hardwood-floors_iStock.jpg?fit=1697%2C1131&ssl=1
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When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are important during an open house. Watch as home staging expert Tori Toth shares five tips to help create a welcoming space for potential buyers.

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TORI: Think of your next open house as if it’s opening night for your favorite movie.

TORI: The stars would be walking the red carpet, dressed to impress, promoting the movie and creating excitement and buzz — that’s what staging does to your home when selling.

TORI: Hey Tori here with ToriToth.com the place to be to create a home buyers or anyone for that matter will find irresistible.

TORI: You want to put your home in the best light possible so you can grab buyers’ attention as soon as they walk through the door.

TORI: That feeling starts online, then at your front door, and continues into the home.

TORI: Go through the home and examine each room as a buyer would.

TORI: This helps you detach from the space and view your home as a product.

TORI: In each room look in every nook, corner, high and low to determine a plan of action.

TORI: Write down your findings and create a to-do list to start working on de-cluttering, repairs and enhancements.

TORI: Your home needs personality, consistency, and an energy that excites buyers.

TORI: A small thing like how you greet a buyer at the door makes a significant difference in how they will respond to your home, so make sure it’s attention grabbing and helps buyers feel comfortable as they’re walking up to the front door.

TORI: An illuminated house instantly says come on in.

TORI: Light can guide buyers through the home and can set the mood.

TORI: So, open all your blinds and curtains to let natural light in.

TORI: Make sure all your light bulbs work and use lamps to light up dark corners.

TORI: OK, we’ve all come across a home where you just wanted to hold your nose and run out the door screaming.

TORI: Who can blame you — the sense of smell is the strongest of all the senses.

TORI: The scents and odors in a home can connect or disconnect buyers to a house with just one sniff so it’s important to get rid of the sources of bad odor rather than simply mask the scent.

TORI: Finally add some final touches strategically around the home, especially in the entryway.

TORI: A table lamp, decorative box, flowers, artwork, and a mirror are just some of the items that can create a statement when welcoming buyers into a home.

TORI: While everyone has their own style, a homeowner wants to present a simple, clean, and attractive home for the next owners.

TORI: Some accessories that always create a welcoming feel include: books, blankets, and even pillows.

TORI: Thanks for watching and happy selling!