Home Sweet Home
Staging a home is an important part of selling a home. Think of it as a first date...Most people know within the first 5 minutes of a showing if the home is "the one". In order for your home to be "the one", it has to show as if it is. Taking the steps to stage a property is vital to creating a feeling of "home" and comfort.
On this page you'll find information to help you get your home ready to SELL!
The best advice for the preparation of your home is:
Put It Away
Buyers in nearly every price range have the choice of new construction, refurbished houses and pre-owned homes. The objective should be to make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to recognize the value in your house and decide to buy it.
The easier it is for buyers to see your house in move-in condition, the easier it is for them to choose it over other properties. One thing to consider is that deferred maintenance will reduce the value of your house in the eyes of the potential buyers.
Tour your house - Play buyer and be critical
Start outside and work inside - cover every inch
List items needing attention
R.O.I.—Return on Improvement. Paint, carpet and wallpaper
Refinish hardwood floors, update bathrooms and kitchen
Refinish attic, basement or additions
Modest decks and landscaping
Neutralize highly personal or unique decorating
Create the feeling of space in rooms by removing some furniture
Use light colors
Showcase your house with plenty of light—open shades & turn on all lights
Download the Home Staging Checklist