I know what it is like to be a “savvy “ shopper but I must admit that I have spent way too much on what I thought at the time were quality products (furniture or accessories) to make my home look its very best! I remember a few years back my youngest son, telling me that my house looked like a show home, so I thought “Yeah! I have done it!” My house is done and it looks great!
So when my husband and I decided a while ago to put our home up for sale. This wasn't just any home, this was the one that we had built “just for us” the way we wanted it! The prospect of selling was overwhelming! Being a Home Stager and telling clients every day the things that are required to get a home sale ready, made me think that getting my own home ready to sell would be a breeze! Since I knew exactly what needed to be done! Boy was I wrong on that one! We had lived in that home for over 6 years and without really paying attention we had accumulated a lot of “stuff”!
There were so many things that needed to get packed, sorted, sold… the list seemed to go on and on! I had boxes in my basement storage room for ages it seemed. We re- painted, cleaned carpets, trimmed shrubs, painted fencing. Of course I “staged” the inside, removing all personal pictures, clutter and rearranged our furniture so the house looked its very best! All this did not come without stress of course…several times along the way I really did think about just saying to heck with it and staying where we were! Sheesh... I now hear ringing in my ears, previous clients telling me the exact same thing.....
All the hard work and sweat paid off though when the listing agent announced that our home was excellent and he would do a virtual tour so that everyone could see how great it looked… He never got the opportunity! Our house sold right away!
So from personal experience I know Home Staging works! Yes it was a lot of work to get our home SALE READY! But it was so worth it in the end!