The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Staging Your Home For Sale

The Future Of Real Estate Discusses Staging Your Home For Sale

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Staging Your Home For Sale- When staging your home for sale, many think of buying expensive furniture and making your home look like a model home.   Staging your home can involve a variety of things, some of which cost a lot more and some that cost very little.

  1. Start at the curb- grab the buyers attention when they are driving by.  What will get their attention?  Not plastic storks in the yard!  Make sure your lawn is well manicured- lawn mowed, trees trimmed, and flowerbeds weeded.  Add some large potted plants and flowers. These can add curb appeal and may even be able to go with you.

  2. Look at the entrance and driveway-  Does the driveway, siding, sidewalk or entrance way need to be power washed or hosed off?  Do the windows need to be washed? This may be extra work but can make a huge difference in how your home looks to buyers. Check the door for proper weather stripping around your doors. Make sure you keep a broom handy to reach and clean off cobwebs from the exterior (and interior) of the home. Throw away old fliers and phone books that may have collected at the front door.

  3. Evaluate your home- where are the weaknesses and strengths?  Be honest and address those issues.  Does the house smell like animals or dirty laundry?  Air out the house, even in the winter if needed.  Turn the fans on and get some fresh air.  You can mask odors by baking cookies but airing it out and getting rid of the odor first is best.  Consider letting your pet stay with a friend while you are selling and the house is being shown.  It can be traumatic to your pets having strangers inside and buyers can also have allergies or issues with pets that may turn them away from your home.

  4. Look around-  make sure windows sparkle and entrance way is inviting.  Open the blinds.  Check the baseboards, light switches and walls. Clean and replace as necessary.  Add some fresh flowers or a floral arrangement in the entrance way if you have a great entrance way.  What do you see from your entrance way?  De you see a bunch of magazines or a doorway that is blocked.  Remember you may have to put stuff away in order to make sure your home looks more inviting and less cluttered.

Think about these things before you sell. If you are thinking of selling in a year or 2, do some of the little things now.  Touch up paint and do those repair jobs that need to be done.  When you get ready to sell, you will have those done and will have less to worry about.

** People don't generally want to buy your problem or weekend project.  Do the little things before you list and you will attract more buyers.

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