Category Archives: Staging

How does staging effect the sale of a home?

Staging a home is a very important step when getting your home ready to sell. Here are some very simple tips to stage a house on a budget. If you are serious about selling your home then you need to have a very discerning eye. Look at your house, discount rx as if you are a potential buyer.  Here is some tips for staging.\n

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  1. De-Personalize-Remove any family photos, sale as well as dirty clothes, recipe toothbrushes, makeup.  Allow the potential buyer to use their imagination to view this as a home for their family.
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  3. Declutter-Get rid of things! Sell, donate, trash! This can be one of the biggest jobs, and most important.
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  5. Deep Clean-The easiest way to stage your home is to just clean it! Wash your dishes, put the laundry away, vacuum, mop, clean the bathrooms, make the beds.
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  7. Closets-Clean out closets. Don’t have closets look like they are overflowing and not enough space. Have them neat and organized. Most people desire closet space, if your closets are overflowing they will automatically think they will not have enough closet space.
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  9. Neutralize your home- Freshen up your paint with a coat of neutral paint!  It will give your home the crisp, clean look that most buyers are looking for.
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  11. Curb Appeal-The first impression a buyer will get is pulling up to your home. You want to make them want to come inside. If the outside is taken care of, the inside will likely be taken care of also.  Keep the lawn mowed, weeds pulled, bushes trimmed and some flowers planted.
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  13. Smell-Make sure your home smells clean. Walk outside for a few minutes, clear your senses and walk back inside your home. What do you smell? Is it overpowering? Too flowery? Too strong? It should smell fresh and clean.
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  15. Mr.Fix-It-Walk through your home and make a list of things that need to be fixed. Screws tightened, holes patched,
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  17. Warmth-Turn up the temperature a few degrees in the winter. In the summer turn the AC to make sure the house will be comfortable during showings. You want potential buyers to feel comfortable.
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  19. Furniture-Place your furniture so that your rooms flow. You want to be able to move comfortably around a room and not feel crowded.
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