Summer Staging Tips

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Well summer has officially arrived and in the GTA it's been very HOT.  I'm not complaining ... this warm weather was long overdue and much anticipated.  But no matter what the conditions, you can always hear someone commenting on the weather.

When selling your home at this time of year, you want to ensure that the inside temperature is comfortable.  Not too frosty please !  Most people will be dressed for the heat and will simply shiver indoors, causing them not to linger. 

Many people keep the blinds down and draperies drawn in an attempt to keep out the heat.  However, when showing your home to potential buyers, this tactic will make the home feel dark, drab and dingy.  Let the sun shine in to brighten each room.

If you have a woodburning fireplace, disguise the unused opening with a decorative screen or large plant so buyers aren't staring into a gaping, soot-filled hole.

We hope that all seasonal decor has been put away by this time - don't forget those holiday cushions and the fuzzy red throw.  Summerize your decor with crisp linen and fresh flowers.  Swap the dusty pinecones for shells or rocks. 

 

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Sandi Gerrard

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Hi Sandi...it's really a catch-22 isn't it.  In the winter turn on the heat and in the summer, not too frigid please.  The window coverings is a particular issue with us since many of our homes have views but they are covered and closed year round.  I tell agents to go in BEFORE the potential buyers and make things right but most simply will not.  AHHH! 

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Richard Weeks
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Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope 2019 is a great year for you.

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