Staging your home before putting it on the market is a very important and cost-effective part of the home selling process.
Basic Home Staging Recommendations:
1) De-personalize – Buyers need to picture themselves in a house – not you. Pictures of you and your family are a distraction to buyers. De-personalizing your home will help buyers picture their family in the home.
2) De-clutter - You are moving anyways, so pack up a big share of the items in the home. Fewer things in the house helps your house look larger and buyers will more readily pay close attention to the house itself and its architectural elements rather than looking at your “things.” Consider renting an offsite storage unit to store furniture and boxes in while your house is on the market.
3) Clean – Clean – Clean – The cheapest and easiest way to stage your home is to clean it. Buyers LOVE clean houses. The extra elbow grease in cleaning floors, walls, baseboards, ceiling fans and window is well worth it. Pay particular attention to the kitchen and bathrooms.
4) Modernize - There are simple, easy and cheap ways to update your house. Swapping out outdated lighting, cabinet and drawer pulls and handles and fixtures for new ones is a great way to help update your home.
5) Neutralize - Color can make or break a buyer’s interest in your home. Painting your home with neutral colors is the most inexpensive way to change the look of a home. This is also another way to update a house.
Don and Vicki Pedersen provide a free staging consultation and recommendations to all our sellerecommendations to all our seller clients.
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