Dress your house
You’ve decided to sell your unique home, chosen a top agent, prepared for photography, and set a price. Of course, you want it to look its best…but how?
Dressing for success is not just for people.
With some thought and planning, your home can be warm, light, and inviting, no matter how much furniture or clutter. You’ve heard the saying “Less is more,” especially when preparing your home for the market.
Start with knowing that you probably have too much in all your rooms. You might plan a neighborhood yard sale, donate to a favorite charity, or rent a Pod or storage locker. During this time, you must clear out furniture and accessories so that your rooms look as large and inviting as possible.
Maybe ask for help virtually through a stager like our Kathy Streib. Once you’ve reduced your home contents to a minimum, look at what’s left and think about how to rearrange or replace items for maximum effect. Now it’s time to open your home to potential buyers.
Many years ago, I watched a talented seller “stage” a house; wow, it made a difference! She treated it like a set for a play or TV show, placing each piece to the best advantage. She painted walls and ceilings to open up the rooms with light colors. She removed and then replaced the caulk in the kitchen and bathrooms. She visited discount stores and Goodwill for accent pieces to spark the rooms and add character without breaking the budget.
And when done, the owners joked that the house looked so lovely they might not sell it after all! But it was too late by then – they already had several terrific offers.
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