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DIY Staging Tips for Sellers!
Ah…it’s spring! As the weather warms up, more and more ‘For Sale’ signs are appearing in our neighborhoods. When I work with my sellers, I make it a point to discuss staging. I can’t stress enough how important depersonalizing and decluttering are in the staging process!
I know it can hurt to hear that your personal touches need to be removed in order to make your house more appealing to buyers, but you’re selling your house, not your stuff. Depersonalizing involves removing your personality so that buyers can mentally visualize themselves moving in. Yes, I understand that your taste and style are important to you. Your rooster wallpaper, the collection of pigs and turtles, and your impressive holiday village collection truly represent your style and personality. But when a potential buyer with different taste walks through your door, your strongly themed decor can be so distracting that it prevents the buyer from connecting to the space. Pack away ornate or theme-based pieces and replace them with more neutral objects. Make sure buyers don’t miss your beautiful crown molding and fireplace because they can’t see beyond your vintage doll collection. Personal photos also need to be packed away. Buyers will be distracted by ... more
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