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Staging to Sell

It has been proven that a staged home sells faster and for more money than a home that has not been staged. So how do you go about staging your house? Here are some tips to preparing your house for showings. I do include staging in my services so call me today for more details.

 

1. Declutter: This is the most time consuming but the most important. Pack up or sell whatever you do not need over the next couple months. Clear off surfaces like kitchen counters so buyers can see what the house look like instead of getting distracted by all of your "stuff". You also want to declutter cabinets and closets. Too much stuff in a closet can give the impression that the home does not have enough storage.

2. Clean: This should be a deep clean! Kitchens and bathrooms are most important but you also want to get the smaller details like windows and baseboards. Nothing is a bigger turnoff for buyers than a dirty house. 

3. Let in Light: Open all the curtains and blinds before showings. Turn on all lights, especially accent lighting. You want the home to feel bright and open. 




4. Stop Bad Odors: Bad odors will drive buyers out the door. Be mindful of the foods you are cooking because some foods like fish or curry will linger for a while. There are a lot of air freshening options out there from room sprays to wax warmers to plug-ins so pick what works for you. I advise to stick to a generic vanilla scent though! Studies have shown that complex scents can actually distract the brain. Keep it simple. 

5. Hide the Trash: I recommend hiding trashcans in cabinets or out in garage. No one wants to see that and it takes up valuable floor space. This goes for any other unpleasant items like toilet brushes and plungers. 

6. Remove Personal Items: First, by removing personal effects, the buyers can more easily envision themselves in the home instead of feeling like guests. However, it is just as important that you protect yourself. Many of our personal items have important details about us. It may seem small, but add it all up and someone can learn a lot about you. Remove pictures, diplomas, mail, receipts, small electronics, etc. It is good to have your REALTOR or a friend walk the house with you to point out things you may have missed. 

7. Call Me! I offer staging services to all of my sellers so that we can get you the most money for your home. Contact me for more details.