Preparing your house for sale-How to make it easy!

Reblogger Debra Leisek
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska

Very Good advice from Professional Stager Kathy Streib  This is the best thing you can do to sell your home and make the move to your next home!

Original content by Kathy Streib

Preparing your house for sale-How to make it easy!

 

It’s stressful selling your house!  Agents, home inspections, painting, cleaning, not to mention buying a new home and getting readyquestion for the home you’re moving to.

 

And then that annoying cable show is telling you that you have to stage your house too! Knock down this wall, remove the cabinets, replace the countertops.

 

Well yes, all of the updates would have been nice but sometimes it just doesn’t fit into the budget or timetable.

 

Let me give you the one thing you can do (well there are many but this one is important) that is relatively inexpensive, requires very little skill, and something you will be doing sooner or later.

 

What is it?

 

Pack it up!!!

 

home staging before and after

 

1.Inexpensive

All you need are some trash bags, packing boxes, and packing tape.

 

2.Requires Very Little Skill

Pick it up and either throw it away, put it in a box to donate or give away to someone, or put it in a box to be stored until you move into your new home.

 

3.You’ll be doing it soon anyway.

Seriously your house will sell and you’ll be moving so this stuff has to go somewhere. And more to the point...the sooner you edit what you have, the sooner you’ll sell your house.

 

before and after staging

This seller packed up their personal photos and replaced the area with a mirror...less distracting, right!

 

In an ideal staging world, walls would be painted a lovely shade of neutral gray/taupe with white trim. Kitchens and bathrooms would be updated and the house would look like it just stepped out of House & Garden.

 

But, when you can’t, one thing you CAN do is pack up...edit the extraneous, and let your buyers see the possibilities.

 

 

home staging before and after office

Even though this office was just off the Master, look at the difference made by packing up the extras. 

 



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Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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Home staging goes to the extreme sometimes, packing it up is exvellent advise!

Aug 27, 2017 02:23 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Debra Leisek good choice for a reblog....everything Kathy Streib writes is worthy of a reblog and a feature...

Aug 27, 2017 06:22 AM #2
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Clutter is what we hate to see. This is one of the best ideas for getting your house ready to sell, especially for those on a budget.

Aug 28, 2017 07:17 AM #3
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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It can't be that easy if you just kind of getting the pocket and in the flow of things that way..

Aug 30, 2017 11:19 PM #4
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Laura Cerrano
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My whole job is probably declutter the minds in the hearts of people I work with to open up a lnew avenues

Aug 30, 2017 11:21 PM #5
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hello Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson  this is an easy way to make it look good and costs only time!

Thank you Barbara Todaro  I agree Kathy Streib shares great information in a well written fashion!

Hello Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta You are so right Clutter is easy to change with out huge cost! thank you

Aug 31, 2017 12:15 AM #6
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hello Laura Cerrano I find your posts and comments so fascinating. I so appreciate you stopping by Thank you!

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Hi Debra- Thank you very much for the reblog. 

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