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Your Home Doesn't Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Advantage Realty Group

Home staging is becoming more and more popular as homeowners prepare their homes for the marketplace.   Of course, the goal when listing a home for sale is to sell it quickly at the highest price possible. To achieve this, marketing is important, as well as attracting the largest amount of potential buyers. The purpose of staging is to make the home a welcoming and appealing place to live. Staging includes depersonalizing such as removing personal photos, taking way clutter, cleaning, sprucing up the landscaping.

One of the most inexpensive ways to add value to a home is to paint, but please leave this to the professionals. Sometimes, only a few rooms need to be done for a home to feel warm and welcoming.  


Here are some tried and true staging tricks from the professionals for the kitchen:

  • Apply orange oil to cabinets that appear dry to renew their original luster;
  • Display large bowls of fruit such as polished apples or bright oranges;
  • Arrange colorful and fun cookbooks on the counter.
Bathrooms should look bright and relaxing. Give it the spa treatment by:
  • Tying towels with ribbons;
  • Filling baskets with scented soaps and soft,thick towels;
  • Making sure the room smells like a spa with fruity or spiced lotions.