An Interior Designer Shares the Secret to Selling Your Home

Sacha Strebe

So you’ve put your home on the market… Congratulations! But don’t pop the champagne just yet. If you really want to attract the best buyers and fetch top dollar, then you need to put time into prepping things. There is an art to staging a house, and while it can seem a little intimidating at first, a few minor touch-ups go a long way in the eyes of potential buyers. You want them to walk in and say, “I can see myself living here.”

So what does staging involve exactly? This is when you map out your home’s strengths and weaknesses, making sure to amplify the good parts and downplaying the rest. You don’t have to renovate, either. Interior designer Mikel Welch of Mikel Welch Designs (you may also know him as the on-air design expert for the Steve Harvey Show) shared a few simple low-cost tips for making a home attractive to buyers—and get the price you want.

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