Staging Tips for Selling Your Home in Saratoga Springs NY

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Staging Tips for Selling Your Home in Saratoga Springs


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It is that time of year again now is the time to get your house on the market and sold. Staging can be very important when it comes to selling your home.


What is Staging and How Does it Help in Selling Your Home?

Staging is the best proven way to get the best price when selling your home.  Staging provides an illusion to help buyers picture themselves living in the home.  Staging allows your home to look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, and more loving helping the selling process go quicker.   It is all about dressing your home for selling it.


Tips in Staging to Help in Selling Your Home

Provided is a list of tips to help with staging your home to help in the selling process.


Turn Up The Curb AppealCurb Appeal Of a Home  

Remember not everyone has the same taste as you especially when it comes to sports.  Pull the weeds, rake the leaves, and trim the shurbs.  Your Curb Appeal can make or break a sale. 



Painting can be an important part of staging overlooked to help with selling your home.  A fresh coat of neutral paint can make your home appear larger.  


Make All the Necessary Repairs

Make sure you make all the necessary repairs to your home before putting it on the market.  Fixing things such as leaky faucets and sticky cabinets are an easy low cost fix.  


Rearrange the Furniture Staging your Home in a easy flow open floor plan

Rearrange the furniture to allow for easy flowing traffic.  Also show the purpose of the room.  If you have too much furniture you could rent a storage unit to hold things until you are ready for the move.  


Begin to Pack

Pack your personal photos and portraits.  Remember less is more.  The less clutter you have the better.  Remember you are selling your house and not your stuff.  Plus it helps to get a head start in packing.



Have the buyer envision a stress free life in your home.  Clutter can cause stress to the home buyer.  It will cause question on how to fit all of their belongings.  



Dirty Home Clean Your Home I think the worst experience I had showing a home is when the buyer walked in the bathroom and found dog poop.  This really turned the buyer away.  Make sure you clean your home before having buyers walk in.  You may want to purchase air neutralizers if you have pets. Scent can also turn buyers away.


Make sure you have the temperature at a comfortable level.  If it is cold out leave the heat on for awhile before showing.  In the winter keep in mind the pipes.  As this could be a very expensive fix if overlooked.  


If you are thinking of Selling Your Home Contact a Saratoga Springs Realtor

Staging Tips For Selling Your Home in Saratoga Springs


Comments (4)

Barbara Altieri
Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Good low cost common sense tips for sellers.  Just had an experience yesterday with odor that was not 'neutralized' as you say. It's important to do just that -- neutralize -- rather than trying to mask with something floral or perfumey.  I, as well as one of the buyers, had to make a quick exit yesterday on a house I showed because the 'fragrance' in the house was overwhelming.  It actually made our eyes water.  

Apr 11, 2010 09:18 AM
Melissa Furman
Keller Williams Capital District Real Estate - Saratoga Springs, NY
Lic Real Estate Salesperson Luxury Homes

Thanks Barbara.  I've been in that situation before.  It's funny my mother always insisted that you can never cover up smell.  As a child it would drive me nuts but now I'm glad she instilled it in my brain.  To this day every time I walk in her house she asks me do you smell animal?  Gotta love it.

Apr 11, 2010 09:25 AM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Very good points, thanks for sharing. will bookmark for referrence later

Apr 11, 2010 09:57 AM
Melissa Furman
Keller Williams Capital District Real Estate - Saratoga Springs, NY
Lic Real Estate Salesperson Luxury Homes

Thanks Mary Lou.

Apr 12, 2010 06:14 AM