How Home Staging May Be Affected By The Coronavirus

We’ve all gotten an up-close-and-personal look at our homes during the coronavirus pandemic. After spending most of our time at home during the last couple of months, we’ve come to understand everything that our homes give us, including safety and a sense of well-being. Unfortunately, it’s also given us time to consider what may be lacking in our homes. It’s quite possible that what people are looking for in a home is going to change as we emerge from the pandemic. With that in mind, here are some ways to stage your North County home for sale to appeal to buyers now and in the near future.

There will be an emphasis on outdoor living

Our stay-at-home orders made us all realize how important outdoor living spaces can be. Fortunately, our North County climate makes it easy to use our outdoor spaces year-round. For this reason, it’s going to be more important than ever to stage outdoor spaces so that they are useful and inviting. Think about all the ways that your outdoor space can be used, and stage it so that buyers can see all the possibilities. Do you have the perfect space for outdoor dining? Then be sure to have a table and chairs with beautiful place settings. Or stage a grill that looks like it’s ready to be fired up for a backyard barbecue. Stage intimate seating areas that invite buyers to sit and relax for a while. And, of course, swimming pools will be a big hit, as they’re a great way to beat the heat, get some exercise, and provide entertainment for the kids.

More people will want a private home office

We’ve all gotten a taste of what it might be like to telecommute to our jobs now that millions of us have had to work from home. It’s possible that many people will be permanently working from home, or at least for the foreseeable future. That’s why we think it’s important to stage a home office when you’re selling your North County home. If you have a spare bedroom, then that’s the ideal place to set up a working station. But even if you don’t have an extra room, you can still carve out a space for a home office. It just takes a little imagination. You could stage a home office in a large closet, underneath the stairs, on a landing, or in the basement.

Having a mudroom will be a big bonus

It wasn’t until the pandemic that we all considered what we bring into our homes from the outside world. With the concern about contaminated surfaces, many of us have adopted extra safety measures when bringing packages or groceries inside. Having a mudroom makes it easy to stash items so that they can be decontaminated before they come all the way into your home. Of course, not all homes have dedicated mudrooms, but you can get creative. You can stage a bench with cubbies near the front or back door. Include a small table to hold things like hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. A garage can also be an ideal place to stage a mudroom. You can also stage a mudroom on the front or back porch. This gives you a place to temporarily store items or remove shoes.

Working with a pro will be essential

There’s never been a more critical time to work with a pro than right now. If you’re ready to sell your North County home, then contact the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected] Our expert team has sold one home every 3.3 days since 1997, and we’d love to help you sell yours.

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