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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Staging Positions Your Property to Outshine the Competition!
When you get ready to put your house on the market; think of it like a blind date. It's probably been a while since you've been out on the playing field so you're going to need to take a long hard look at yourself. Maybe you've gained a little weight, your clothes have gotten a bit dated and your social skills need some sharpening up - what will it take to really wow those potential suitors? Remember... you only have one chance to make a great first impression.
First look in the mirror and then get a neutral third party to access the situation. There are going to be some things you can change and some things you are just going to have to work around. So make a list, prioritize and get started! One other thing- you'll need to check out the competition. The trick is to figure out what you're up against: then do whatever it takes to make sure you are the belle of the ball. You simply need to clean up, dress up and add some sparkle and romance!
4 Simple tips to add Wow appeal and attract the best offers:
#1 Clean up - An organized and well cared for home adds perceived value of peace, harmony and security. Clean everything from light fixtures to baseboards and get rid of the clutter so buyers can focus on and fall in love with the house. If you can't get it super clean- paint it or replace it. Choose neutral colors that will appeal to the widest range of potential buyers. Make all functional repairs and keep everything spotless and fresh smelling.
#2 Dress up- Put your homes best face forward. Add fresh mulch to the yard and color to the entrance with seasonal potted plants, a wreath or topiaries. Purchase fresh new bed spreads and luxurious towels to replace any worn or dated ones. Replace personal photos with large framed art or other wall deco. Put away personal collections and knick knacks and add a few well placed accessories. These purchases serve double duty by increasing your old homes value and enhancing your new one.
#3 Add some sparkle - think of it like jewelry for your home- update light fixtures, hardware, cabinet knobs and faucets if necessary. Install a dramatic exterior light and new numbers for the house. Open up blinds, curtains and remove heavy drapery to bring in as much natural light as possible.
#4 Bring on the romance - Buying a house is an emotional decision- so create a space that draws people in and helps them imagine themselves enjoying life there. Edit unnecessary furniture to give each room a feeling of spaciousness. Soft music, a fire in the hearth, chocolates in a candy dish, fresh flowers and cozy seating arrangements invite buyers to linger and make your home unforgettable!
And if you really want to take it up several notches, hire an image consultant (professional stager). A good stager knows how to highlight your home's positive features and create excitement from the moment that "blind date" pulls up to the curb!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.