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Stage Your Closet Space - 04/29/07 09:43 PM
I believe that as stagers we should always recommend to our clients to stage all their spaces, even under the counter spaces and closets. After all buyers will look there to see if their "stuff" will fit. Home sellers are selling the total space therefore the total space needs to be staged. (21 comments)
A Little Staging Goes A Long Way - 04/29/07 12:12 PM
Home Staging isn't about spending a lot of money it is about making the most of your space. Here is an example of how two low cost items can change the look of a space, giving a great first impression when potential buyers walk through the door. The mirror replaces a picture that was not the right scale for the chest and adds reflective light. The plant replaces the basket of keys and adds color and warmth. (9 comments)
● Turn on all lights in the house - use the highest wattage lamps will allow. ● Pull up blinds and open window treatments - let the light in. Make sure windows are clean and streak proof. ● Place fresh flowers throughout the house - living room, dining room, powder room and master bedroom etc... ● Make sure all trash cans are emptied. Take garbage, diapers, and cat and dog litter boxes out of the home. ● Remove pets from property if possible - outside at least. ● Set thermostat to a comfortable temperature - cooler is better then warmer. ● Make sure house smells fresh and (3 comments)
Gone are the days when homes sold quickly for more than the asking price, where homes had multiple offers and homeowners had to do little. Selling a home in today's sluggish market takes work. Buyers take 15 seconds or less to form an impression about your home. To sell in a timely manner and for a good price, today's home needs to be move-in ready and have that "special something." First impressions count and not making a good one can cost you the selling of your home. Investing a few hundred dollars can mean thousands more on your sale price. To make (2 comments)
Selling Your Home: How to Avoid a Price Adjustment - 04/03/07 08:40 PM
Today's slow housing market requires home sellers to make their homes more appealing to potential buyers. Realtors are frequently forced to advise you that a price adjustment is needed, in an effort to make your home more competitive. These "adjustments" generally start with a decrease of $10,000.00 off the asking price and then continue going down until the house sells or the homeowner decides they can't go any lower and will wait it out. Many realtors feel that price adjustments are the best way to move a house when it has been sitting for a period of time. If you want (0 comments)
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