Staging FAQ’S- Will Staging Help This Outdated Home?
Staging is an excellent tool to use when you are preparing your home for sale, but it can’t work miracles.
Often, I am asked to stage a vacant home that should be selling but isn’t. The location isn’t the issue but the home needs some updating, needs work on the deck/pool area or needs a good landscaper.
My advice to the agents and their sellers is that before you invest $3500-4500+ to place furniture and accessories in a vacant property, you consider putting that money into areas that are even more important than the superficial appearance.
If your hope is to maximize the investment you already have in your home, your best option is to make sure that buyers will see the value in it via the condition that it’s in.
Most buyers welcome a home that is move-in ready. Even if their plan might involve projects down the road to make the home their own, the ability to move in without waiting for renovations is high on the list.
Here are 4 areas that let your buyer see the value in your home...
1.Invest in sweat equity or a good landscaper and work on your lawn and landscaping. Follow these Curb Appeal Tips.
Find a budget-friendly and cost-effective way to bring your kitchen into 2017. For example, refinish or paint your cabinets, add new hardware, paint! If you can add a new countertop or new appliances. New lighting always helps and is easy and inexpensive to do.
If your carpet is worn or stained, replace it! You could replace one average-sized room for anywhere between $300-600 (depending on size and quality of carpet)
The eyes buy and those eyes will light up if they see hardwood floors.
You’d be surprised how new lights, updated cabinets, hardware, and paint can refresh a room!
If nothing else, replace that large mirror that’s desilvering and add updated light fixtures.
Home Staging isn’t a cover-up or diversion. Its best use is to enhance and highlight the possibilities of your home.
If you need assistance in picking and choosing what is best for your particular home, call me and ask for your personalized staging consultation.