Welcome back to Stage-apalooza and in this 4th Phase of the program I want to talk about updates and repairs to your home.
It's common knowledge that buyers are looking for the home with the least amount of work and the best price. If you have a misconception that buyers want to 'do it their way' you are unfortunately going to be in for a rude awakening 180 days down the road and your home still hasn't sold!
Now that I've burst your balloon what can you do? You can prepare your home to be the most neutral that it can be to appeal to the largest amount of buyers. Make your home as spacious as possible because you are selling space and lifestyle. Be sure that you target your updates and staging efforts towards your most likely buyer.
What I mean by this is if you live in an over 55 community, don't stage your home with childrens rooms. Same might also be said for that 2 bedroom townhome. Another example would be a 4 bedroom colonial with no furniture in what would surely be the kids rooms. With just a little pre-planning and forethought you can easily make your rooms as appealing as possible.
Also, please return all rooms back to what they were originally intended. If your daughter has taken over your formal dining room with her 'Barbie' playhouse, limo and kitchen set - let's get that back to what it was originally used for even if it's only for Christmas! Buyers make comments about this all the time!
Stagingand readying your homefor sale is not a new marketing fad. This is what the markethasbecome so I hope you will embrace it and help your home to sell. I personally share my advice with my sellers so they willstandout in today's competative market.
My goal is to offer the best advice in one location and help give yourhome that marketing 'edge'.
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Ginger Foust, Stager in Oakhurst California
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Angela Voss, Stager in Spokane Washington