Staging Your Home For Sale? Follow This Easy Guide And Find Success!

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Staging Your Home For Sale? Follow This Easy Guide And Find Success!

If you are going to be staging your home for sale in the near future, you will most likely want to do it as professionally and successfully as possible to get the best sale price. Many owners have to put a lot of money into their home before they can sell it, and some even invest in a staging expert to come to their home and do an assessment before they put it on the market.

You don't have to spend too much on getting your home ready, though, and you can do a lot of it yourself. Consider these basic staging tips when you are going to stage your home.

Clean Your Home From Top To Bottom

While you would most likely clean your home before you attempt to sell it, if you really want your sale to be successful, clean every single thing in the home. This includes steam cleaning the carpets, washing and waxing the floors, getting the grout and grunge out of the tiles and more. If you don't have the time or energy to do it yourself, you might want to pay for a professional home cleaning service so you can guarantee cleanliness.

Give Your Home One Basic Hue

If you are going to be selling your home, there are some colors that may put off potential buyers. If you have rooms in colors like fire engine red or bright mint green, the buyer may be put off with just one glance. Choose one soft color and paint the whole home. You may require a professional painter’s advice and help in this area if you have no eye for design or if you do not possess any color coordination techniques.

Visit Babels Paint Store - in Needham and Norwood - they have excellent interior designers on staff that are amazing with their paint choices.

http://www.babels.com/locations-email-phone/

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Say No To Clutter

This is a very important (and yet very basic) step. Get rid of the clutter in your home. If you have loads of newspapers, magazines, mini statues and miscellaneous junk sitting around your home and on coffee tables, clear it off. Put it away in storage boxes so you can take it when you move - or do some spring cleaning and get rid of everything you don’t need. Show as much counter space as you possibly can, as this will better represent the space.

Potential buyers can quickly change their yes to a no when they enter the home that they first adored from the outside, only to see clutter everywhere. Logically, everyone knows a home will be emptied before selling, but the clutter can ruin the whole feeling of purchasing a new home.

 

Perform Some Minor Repairs

If you notice scratches, rips, blotches or any broken items in the home, try to fix them yourself or hire a professional handyman service. Repairing your home before a sale will definitely improve your home’s appearance and value, making it more appealing to the buyer.

Selling a home is often a challenge, but with a little bit of hard work, you can turn your home into a move-in ready paradise for potential buyers. You’d be surprised what a thorough cleaning and a new coat of paint can do for a space. For expert assistance with home staging, contact a knowledgeable real estate professional near you.

 

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Rainer
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Suzanne De Vita
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These are great tips, Sheila. I would add washing windows inside and out, too. The lighting makes all the difference. And love that you shared Becoming Minimalist - it's one of my favorite blogs!

Mar 18, 2014 02:36 AM #1
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Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®
United Realty Express Luxury Properties - Westwood, MA
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Thanks Suzanne! Love the idea on washing windows - you assume they would know to do this.  Noticable how dirty windows are when the sun is shining through windows!!

Mar 18, 2014 02:39 AM #2
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Gabrielle Nemes
RE/MAX Realty South - Tumwater, WA
206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate

Such good advice! Preparing a home for sale in today's market where sometimes equity is limited requires a "do it yourself" attitude surrounded by professional advice. I loved your paint it one soft color thought! Fresh paint just makes a home more desireable and it's so inexpensive, yet so effective!

Mar 18, 2014 02:45 AM #3
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Sheila Moylan, REALTOR®
United Realty Express Luxury Properties - Westwood, MA
The numbers agent you can count on

Thanks, Gabrielle - I once had a seller paint their whole house in bright yellow after I old them to paint the house a neutral color.  Now I leave samples of neutral colors - lesson learned on both sides!!

 

Sheila

Mar 18, 2014 02:48 AM #4
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Gabrielle Nemes
RE/MAX Realty South - Tumwater, WA
206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate

There's just no telling what "neutral" looks like in different eyes, is there! lol!!

Mar 25, 2014 04:11 AM #5
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