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We all know that biggest benefits of staging your home for sale--you get more interest and hopefully sell faster for more than you otherwise might. Good enough reasons to stage! But there are added benefits of staging your home.
As you declutter your home, you think about whether you should pack each item for storage or if you should just get rid of it. As you get into the decluttering mode, you start to detach yourself from these items, and get rid of more. You may even find an item that you have been trying to locate for years!
As you rethink certain paint colors and perhaps rid the home of "transferee beige," you gather decorating ideas for your next home. You find the colors that you really like, and perhaps weed out one or two that might look great for staging but are not really "you" for the next home.
When you pick up a few items to stage a room (pillows or knick-knacks--because you packed everything in your "decluttering stage"), you can think about what you will do with these items in your new home. If you have to buy new bedding to update your 1980s decor, you may find that you like the new bedding so much that you decide to throw out (or give away) your old comforters.
The furniture that needs to be put in storage may not quite make it that far because you realize you really don't need it anyway, so you stop off at Goodwill and give them something more to sell that someone else might be delighted to purchase.
When you stand back and look around your freshly staged home, you discover that you will have so much less work to do once you have gone under contract, because there really isn't all that much left to pack up anymore.
So when you look at the daunting task of getting your home ready for sale by staging, just think of all the hidden benefits! It may not make it easier, but hopefully it will make it more satisfying.
Real Estate Happenings in all of Central Connecticut, with Particular Attention to Cheshire, Southington, Wallingford, Middletown, Bristol, Avon, Farmington, and all of Central CT. Written and Edited by Chris K. Canfield, REALTOR, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, GREEN, SRES
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