Most sellers become overwhelmed when preparing their house for sale. A consultation with a professional home stager can transform the overwhelming into manageable.
Kim Dillon, has some great advice on the impact of "little things" and the powerful transformation they can make in your home.
Little things have an impact--both positive and negative--on your home's appearance. Read about two of the "little things".
Below are two little things you can do to make a difference in your home--even if you aren't planning to sell:
•· Positive Impact
It will not come as a surprise that fresh flowers are always welcome in a home, but to make them even more meaningful (not to mention more economical) pick seasonal bouquets from your own yard! Believe it or not, this detail is often noticed and commented on by potential buyers. They not only love the extra touch, but appreciate that it is something they can do without any additional expense when they purchase your property! Make simple bouquets for the entry and as centerpieces on dining and kitchen tables. Use single stems on bedroom nightstands and bathroom vanities. Try using a different flower or different combination of flowers for each location. Potential buyers, guests, and even you will appreciate and enjoy this "little thing".
•· Negative Impact
Again, you won't be surprised to learn that "lots of little things" (aka clutter) have a negative impact on buyers. But did you know that they can also have a negative impact on the people living in the home? Try substituting one large item for every three to five smaller items throughout your house. Do this with wall ornaments and art, collections on shelves, mantles and table surfaces. The look will be simpler, and consequently calmer, to anyone observing or living with the "little things".
Try this for yourself. Remember, "Little things mean a lot!"
Submitted by Kim Dillon, ASP, Creative Eye Home Staging. Creative Eye serves Chester County and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of Maryland.