Staging Helps Home Sellers Make More Money!
By Jeanette Joy Fisher
Every home seller is looking
for two things: a quick sale and a good price.
That's a given. However, there are ways to help
insure that you'll meet both of those goals, both of
which involve staging your home before you put it on
In short, staging your home simply means to get it
ready to make as positive an impact on potential
buyers as possible. There are ways to accomplish
that goal without spending a great deal of money.
Here are a few simple tips:
In the bedrooms, always make sure every bed is made,
since you never know when buyers may want to visit.
Encourage everyone in the house to make their beds
before they leave in the morning. That will
eliminate the need for a mad rush to make beds when
a real estate agent calls to make an appointment to
show your home.
In the bathroom, keep all toilet seats in the down
position, pick up all dirty clothes, keep the
counter free of brushes, toothpaste containers, and
the 101 other things that often get put there and
not picked up. Make sure there are fresh towel hung
neatly on the towel racks, as well.
In the kitchen, keep all surfaces clear of clutter
and pristinely clean. don't let dishes pile up in
the sink, and keep all garbage receptacles are out
of sight. Also make sure there are no smells coming
from garbage cans under the sink. Offensive odors
are often the very first impression buyers get from
a room, so make sure none of your rooms, whether
it's the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room, give
buyers a reason to turn up their noses.
When the home is being shown at night, all lights
should be on to show off your home to its best
advantage. During the day, drapes should be open to
give each room a light and sunny feel. The idea is
always to give buyers the impression that your home
is spacious and homey feeling, and flooding rooms
with light, whether real or artificial, is a good
step in that direction.
Regardless of which room buyers may be viewing, it's
important to remember that you'll only have a few
minutes to make an impression on them. And as the
old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a
good first impression. Doing your homework to stage
your home to its best advantage can pay big
dividends--in both a quicker sale and higher sales
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