The “Art” of Prepping a Home For Sale

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The "Art" of Prepping a Home for Sale


It’s no secret that 95% of all homes for sale in Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda are staged to sell these days.

And no wonder.  Sellers  have figured out that investing $10,000 to $20,000 in “prepping” and staging a home yields big returns in the Sale Price in our area.  Like 5 to 20% more in the sale price.  Or often $100,000 to $300,000 more in the Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda area.

As to whether this makes sense for you, ask yourself this:  which of the following houses would you pay more for?

The Art of Prepping Your Home for Sale





See the difference a before and prepped home can make.


These are just a couple examples of listings in Berkeley that I’ve recently sold where I “coordinated” the prep and staging as part of the listing.  And yes, this Berkeley property did go over $300,000 above the asking price.

To see what sort of “prep” and staging would make sense for your house if you’re thinking of selling, just give me a call:

Barbara Reynolds
510 847 2409

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