Showcase Your Spaces with Home Staging - YRK Magazine
Dominique Traina: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Showcase Your Spaces with Home Staging

Writer michael vyskocil
Photographer Eric Forberger

Planning to sell your home? Don’t overlook the value of home staging, says Dominique Traina, Real Estate Agent for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage serving York County. Home staging, she explains, helps showcase rooms and potential uses for living spaces while accentuating your home’s best features.

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to give your home the appeal that invites potential buyers to envision themselves calling your house their new home. Traina shares her techniques for staging your home successfully.

Minimize Family Photos

Put away the extensive collection of family photos and keep only one or two on display throughout the house. Remember, you want people to see themselves and their families in your living spaces.

Keep It Simple

Traina encourages people to think about traffic flow. Is there enough space to move around the kitchen island? Can you get up from behind the coffee table in the living room? Less is more in the way of furnishings and home decor.

Feel Free to Mix & Match

Asymmetry can be a good thing, she says, and not everything has to match. A vibrant throw pillow that contrasts with a neutral-colored sofa can add an unexpected shot of color that catches the eye.

Accentuate Your Home’s Best Features

If you have beautiful hardwood floors under an existing carpet, expose them. If you have elegant wood trim in your living room, don’t hide it under layers of paint.

Select Key Areas

“You don’t have to stage every room. Focus on those difficult spaces that may be hard for people to envision what they could do with them,” Traina says.

One of the best parts of working with clients in York City and York County, she says, is helping people use what they have to highlight their home’s personality. “When you go on a job interview, you put the best version of yourself forward. Staging helps you put the best version of your home forward. It fosters that connection with your home.”

INSIDER TIP

Need help staging your home? Dominique Traina can arrange a staging consultation with you or do the staging for your home for you.

Contact Dominique at 717.683.0092 to learn more.

Dominique Traina: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • 717.683.0092