Home Staging 101

When you are selling your home, it is important to make an impression that is positive and memorable. When you are dealing with such a significant purchase, you don’t want to be complacent and settle for a lower selling price or a longer marketing period. Buyers are looking to fulfill their dreams and improve their lifestyles. Staging helps sell those dreams and creates a more emotional purchase that can generate more money for the Seller. The result is a higher offer and a quicker sale.

  • Rid your home of clutter! The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of the clutter. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. Less furniture = bigger room!

  • Invest in a fresh coat of paint and repair cracks in walls and ceilings

  • Landscape your outside spaces. Landscaping is the window to your home. Mulch, prune, replant inexpensive shrubs and add fresh flowers at the entrance. Maximize curb appeal!

  • Half-empty the closets; there is never enough storage for a Buyer

  • Conceal the critters; no kitty litter or dog bowls

  • De-personalize; let your Buyers imagine themselves living in your home

  • Update your kitchen. The benefits of remodeling are endless and you may reap 85%+ of your money back. New countertops, cabinet hardware and neutral paint equate to a higher value for your home

  • Clean your shower door with steel wool (one part muriatic acid to 10 parts water)

  • Clean windows, flooring, gutters and paint front door

  • Appeal to the senses; baked cookies, a freshly simmered pan of cinnamon and cloves, fresh flowers and lighting all help enhance the Buyer’s experience