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How To Help Sell Your Home By Staging

By Chandler Man on 07/30/2010 – 3:25 pm PDTLeave a Comment

Before a house showing back when the real estate market was a healthy one, the only thing a homeowner needed to do was clean the place up and leave to have it ready for marketing. But with today’s market the price you get for your home and how quickly you sell it –whether or not you have hired professionals- will be subject to how you stage your home.

Beautifying your home into an example of what the potential buyer might wish to see is what staging means. It requires not only cleaning up dirt and wiping down surfaces, but putting away family mementos and sometimes adding special touches.

If you want to try staging your home, you can hire a professional to advise you or create the look, or you can take on the task yourself.

Ask yourself. “What am I trying to create.” Pick up a few magazines that feature interior design articles. Checking out furniture stores is a great idea as they are free to go and look at and the different types of furniture are on display to help you get a better idea. You can even browse them online.

What is left out of an interior design set-up is just as important as what is put in so do your research. When staging your furniture groups so not give-in to adding all of your home-comforts and personalizing the entire set-up. Use a storage place to keep additional items (be sure not to fill closets with extra things as they may need to be accessible for show).

De-cluttering as well as a professional clean will be needed. All the items you might consider expressions of your personality or your family’s identity are best put away for a home tour. This makes it easier for other people to envision how their things would look in the room. This will make cleaning easier and the rooms will also look bigger.

During your observations you may have seen things you want to add to the house. Anything that adds color is perfect, like some flowers in a vase. Prints can also replace your family photos on the wall, other things you may add include throw pillows and rugs.

You may have been waiting a long time to change the feel of the house and experts say that painting in neutral colors or replacing carpet is good for a face lift, so why no buy additions that you like then just take them with you when you leave.

Why not also stage outside the home? Siding and decks need to be cleaned, and you may need to invest in some potted annual flowers to add the same splashes of color that are recommended indoors.

Simplicity is the key to staging. Remove as much as you can and only add items that will really enhance your home’s appearance and help turn it into a place someone else wants to live.

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