Home Staging 101 PREPARING THE HOME FOR SALE

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Home Stager with ProStaged Homes

It's home staging 101. The basic things a seller has to do if they want their home to sell in a reasonable amount of time and for the best possible price offer. Preparing the home for sale. By now, everyone has heard the news, you have to:

Clean

Declutter

Depersonalize

Those are the top three items every seller must complete before they even think about listing their home. If the house doesn't show great curb appeal and clean, spacious-looking, updated rooms in outstanding online photos there won't be many serious buyers showing up to view it, it won't get top-dollar and it won't sell very quickly.

Pro Staged Homes was recently called in to help a seller whose property had been on the market for 97 days with no offers. They had hired a new listing agent who suggested they have the property staged.

It is a challenging property in that the sellers, when they lived there, built an addition to the front of the home where they ran their business from. After they moved out, they rented rooms in the back of the house out to individual tenants who still live there. Half of it was a hodge-podge of furniture and personal belongings, the other half empty.

We arrived for the consultation and room by room, made a list of repairs and changes that really needed to be made if they were serious about getting it sold. The owners were eager to sell the property and so they made some, but not all of the suggested repairs and updates. However, they made enough changes and repairs that with home staging the property is at a point where they can reasonably expect a sale and good solid offer.

Take a look at these before and after shots. They clearly show the difference in how the house looked when it was first listed to the way it shows now:

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This property needed to be cleaned up and pulled together, made to feel like a complete home rather than a community gathering spot. Buyers need to be able to see the house as a home, a home they can live in. We think we have accomplished that objective. Stay tuned for news of a sale!

Proven results in priced right - staged home sales.

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Rainmaker
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Edward & Celia Maddox
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Some nice photos and ideas.  Home staging does work.  Even some staging on empty homes is better than none.

Jul 07, 2012 02:12 AM #1
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Li Read
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These guidelines can never be repeated enough!

Jul 07, 2012 03:24 AM #2
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Jay Jones
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WOW! Your work looks really great! The photos show a night and day difference between the before and after. Great work and a nice post!
Jul 07, 2012 03:55 AM #3
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

Thanks Edward & Celia. You are so right. Every home at every price-point will benefit from home staging. Thanks for spending some of your Saturday with me on AR.

Isn't that the truth Li. No matter how many times it is said, it needs to be repeated. Thanks for reading and commenting. Appreciate it.

Thanks Jay. You definitely got the point of the article. Thanks for stopping by!

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