Home Staging is the process of highlighting a home's strengths while downplaying it's weaknesses, through techniques such as depersonalization, de-cluttering, cleaning, addressing maintenance issues, and implementing interior design principles.
A typical home staging consultation with Kate's Home Staging and Redesign will last about two hours and will have your home headed in the right direction for a quick real estate sale. For under $200, Kate will address any home marketing issues in all your rooms plus external curb appeal.
Here are a Few Home Staging Secrets and Tips to Help Sell Your Home:
1.) Remove any furniture from your home that is broken or very worn out and that does not serve a needed purpose. For example, do you really need several extra chairs in your Living Room when you already have a couch?
2.) Replace any light bulb that is older that 1 year. Replace the light bulbs with GE Reveal light bulbs, this type of bulb will give off a clear white light and your home will look lighter and brighter if you use it.
3.) All clutter needs to be removed from all your counters, dressers, tables, and sinks. If you have not used something is over six months, now is the time to pack it away in a moving box.
4.) Never place furniture up against a wall; there should be at least a 6-8 inch gap behind every piece of furniture.
5.) Every room should only have one purpose only; your Dining Room needs to be turned back into a Dining Room - it should not be your kid's craft room, homework table, or pet sanctuary! This is very important.
6.) Heavy, dark window treatments should always be removed. When you are selling your home, you want to use sheers and silk window treatments on your windows to allow natural sunlight to beam into every room.
Professional home staging is about saving the home seller money by reducing the amount of time your home sits on the market. Kate's Home Staging recommends very inexpensive fixes to help your home appeal to the broadest potential buyer audience.
7.) Light your home appropriately. According to HGTV, aim for 100 watts of light for every 50 square feet in your home. (Please stay tuned, a blog about appropriate room lighting is to follow shortly.)
8.) Bring greenery in the form of real of faux plants into every room. Bringing the outside in always helps a space and the transition from outside to inside.
9.) To freshen up the appearance of any room, use paint in a neutral color.
10.) The best accent colors to use are red and black, these colors give your room a rich and luxurious look.
External curb appeal is very important, if a potential buyer is turned off by your home's front yard it is unlikely they will want to enter inside your home.
If you are planning on selling your home, the best time to consult a professional home stager is before you place your home on the real estate market for sale.
In this economy, you only get one shot to make the right first impression. A professional home stager can help you design each room of your room to ensure you attract the largest potential buyer audience.
Kate's Home Staging and Redesign works with home sellers, investors, builders, contractors, and local Realtors to ready your home for sale. Contact Kate to schedule your home staging consultation by calling 845-538-3623.
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