How to Show Your Buyers There’s Enough Room!

Reblogger Gita Bantwal
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors
http://activerain.com/droplet/59cP

Kathy Streib is a stager  in Florida. Her company Room Service! Home staging is located in Palm Beach County . Anyone thinking of selling a home in South Florida should call Kathy to help stage their home. She will help stage your entire home or just a few rooms. She tries to utilize as much of your furniture and accessories as possible. Check out her web site www.mrshomestaging.com.

You can contact Kathy at 5619146224.

Her service area is Delray Beach Florida, BocaRaton, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County and Beyond. 

I follow her blog on active rain. She always provides great staging tips.

I chose the above post to reblog as many home owners will be listing their home for sale . I hope they will read this post and use some of these great tips to stage their home so buyers will fall in love with their home.

 

Original content by Kathy Streib

How to Show Your Buyers There’s Enough Room!

 

Selling your house is like selling anything else...you have to house for saleshow your buyers what they want. And one thing that all buyers want in their new home is space.

Ask any agent and they’ll tell you that some of the questions they hear while showing a home are about room...Is there enough room for the bed? Will the garage hold our cars? I’m not sure if our dining room table will fit in here!

This is especially true here in Palm Beach County where many buyers are right-sizing and transitioning to homes that are easier to care for.

You can help by answering your buyer’s questions about room. Here are some tips:

 

 

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This is the number one thing you can do to help your buyers see the space.  You’ll be moving soon so why not get a head start packing. Go through each room, cabinet, drawer, and closet and toss, donate, or pack what you don’t need or won’t need until you move.

 

bookcase crowdedEach room...stand at the entrance and take it in. Is there too much furniture so that all you see are chairs and tables?

Is the focal point blocked by heavy curtains or a chest?

Bookcases...Most bookcases can stand to lose about 75% of what’s sitting on the shelves. Leave visual space for the buyers to see the bookcase.

Cabinets...Oh yes, buyers will open these and nothing signals no storage space more than crammed cabinets.  Go ahead and pack up your holiday dinnerware and assorted glasses that you won’t use until you move.

Drawers...And, they will open these as well. If you have the proverbial junk drawer in your kitchen, grab a trash can and start pitching.

Closets...remove whatever you can from the floors. If you can, invest in hangers that allow for more storage while keeping everything neat. Group clothes by type (tops, slacks, dresses, etc) and color.

Don’t stuff everything on top, either.

 

Lighten up the mood

If your furniture is heavy and large in appearance consider storing part of it.

If you can, replace a heavy wooden cocktail table with a glass table. Or furniture too largeinvest in small storage cubes that can serve double duty.

If you have shower curtains in your bathrooms, swap them out for clear ones.

 

Lighten it up even more

Where appropriate add mirrors that will reflect space such as your outdoors.

Remove heavy window coverings

 

Check your lighting. Add lamps by your bed, or desk. Turn every light on and see if your rooms shine or are they hard to see. If you only have one overhead light in a room, definitely add more.

 

Think big

Rather than decorating with lots of small things, opt for one large vase or decorative item.

Instead of 15 framed photos on your wall, opt for 1 large piece of artwork.

 

Remove visual clutter

If you have 8 or 10 chairs around your dining room table, remove 2 or 4.

If you can, keep your colors simple. Add a pop of color in a neutral room but you don’t want too many colors all around the room.

Or try different shades of the same color.

 

Don’t forget the forgotten but important areas.

cluttered garageThe garage is often forgotten but look how important it is to storage. You have to show your buyers that your two-car garage will indeed hold 2 cars.

 

 

If you have items that won’t fit in your home, rent a storage unit. It’s just for the short term but it will free up valuable space in your home.

Find a way to store tools off the floor.

The utility room is still a part of your house and yet it can become the catch-all space for items that you use and have no idea where to put them.

 

Your backyard and pool area needs to convey that oasis that your buyers are looking for. They are looking for that spacious pool area or backyard for their family and for entertaining. Buyers who see tools and equipment or your exercise equipment sitting in the patio area are getting a signal that there isn’t enough room.

 

When selling your house it is important that you show your buyers that your space is enough for their lifestyle. Not sure what to do?

Call Room Service Home Staging!

 

 Kathy Streib 

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Thank you very much for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jan 09, 2018 07:27 AM #1
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Beth Atalay
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Good morning Gita, excellent choice of reblog, as always, Kathy Streib provides great advice for home sellers.

Jan 09, 2018 07:43 AM #2
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William Feela
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Making sure you make the best use of the space you hsve

Jan 09, 2018 07:45 AM #3
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Gita Bantwal
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Roy, thank you 

Jan 09, 2018 09:54 AM #4
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Gita Bantwal
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Beth, thank you 

Jan 09, 2018 09:54 AM #5
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William, I agree.

Jan 09, 2018 09:54 AM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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I missed this great post by our friend Kathy Streib  glad you posted it, Endre

Jan 09, 2018 10:58 PM #7
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Gita Bantwal
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Endre, thank you for reading.

Jan 10, 2018 05:06 AM #8
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Gabe Sanders
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Great re-blog, Gita.  Kathy has some great tips for making a home look more appealing.

Jan 10, 2018 05:26 AM #9
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Gabe, thank you.

Jan 10, 2018 05:35 AM #10
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Gita, Great advise from Kathy to share with others who are thinking of selling soon.

Jan 11, 2018 02:09 PM #11
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Gloria, thank you.

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Great reblog Gita...have a wonderful weekend ahead too!

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Kristin, thank you 

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Thank you for sharing.

 

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Golden agents, thank you 

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Good post to reblog  as we head into the spring buying season many renters of large prewar apartments will be out looking and this post will come in handy.

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Michele, thank you.

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