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Last time I checked, most buyers celebrate the same seasonal holidays as sellers. While a seller should certainly tone-down religious or scary items in order to appeal to a broader demographic, most holiday's are fair game, and Halloween brings with it the excitement of a new season (especially here in Connecticut!). The key to proper holiday decor in a staged home is to add enough to be warm and inviting, but not so much that it steals the show (afterall, your selling your house, not what's in it). And avoid collections of small items or "too cutsie" items as they tend to look (11 comments)
Laundry "Down Under" - 10 ways to update your basement laundry room - 10/12/07 09:20 AM
I know many stagers don't "do" basements...but there is great opportunity to improve basement laundry areas to be more inviting and serve as yet another reason for a buyer to fall in love with a house! The following article was published on ezinearticles.com and was inspired by a client's basement I recently did a consultation for. Does your basement laundry room feel like a dungeon? The average person spends six hours a week doing laundry. That's the equivalent of 13 days straight of nothing but laundry! No wonder there is a trend towards upgrading laundry spaces. While upstairs laundry is becoming the standard, many (12 comments)
Do you have "home stager" fright? - 10/10/07 07:04 PM
So you are moving, and not sure if your home will not bring top dollar or sell quickly in its current state. Sure you could just run a vacuum and hope that potential buyers fall in love with your home. After all, you've enjoyed it just the way it is for some time now! But here's the kicker - how you live in a home is very different than how you sell a home. Buyers need to see your home, not your lovely furnishings or family memorabilia. A stager's job is to feature the home itself and appeal to the widest range (19 comments)
Why spend money on a home that you're selling? - 10/03/07 08:07 PM
That's the most common objection sellers have to staging. What is ironic is that the answer is in the question itself...money! Staging is not an expense, but rather an investment to get the most possible for your home, and as quickly as you can. There are two sides to this money equation: Selling Price, and Speed of Sale.Selling Price is pretty self-explanatory. More is better! To evaluate the expense of carrying the home while it's for sale is a little trickier. And it's especially daunting when you've already found your next home.Here are a few expenses to consider: Mortgage pmtInsuranceTaxesUtilitiesYard services (13 comments)
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