Staging Your Home To Sell For More


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Tips from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene on staging your home to get it sold. Homes that are staged properly get sold faster and many times at a higher price.

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Staging Your Home To Sell For More

  1. 1. StagingYour Home to Sell for More!
  2. 2. Step 1: Staging Your Home to Sell for More! •DE-CLUTTER! We highly recommend reviewing each room in your home. Look for clutter and remove it from the room. Buyers are turned off by clutter and crowded spaces so maybe even some furniture would end up in one of the stacks. The price you pay for any part of staging will be less than your first price reduction on your home, if it has clutter.
  3. 3. Step 2: Staging Your Home to Sell for More! •DEPERSONALIZE! Think of a well-appointed hotel room. The room is warm, inviting and often features vignettes that evoke warmth or relieve stress. You feel welcome. You feel comfortable, yet there are no personal items to make you feel like you are imposing upon someone elses territory. Family portraits, awards, collections, deer heads and other items near and dear to your heart are distractions that keep the buyer from focusing on your home and its potential for them. It is best to have personal items stored for delivery to your future home.
  4. 4. Step 3: Staging Your Home to Sell for More! •CLEAN! CLEAN! CLEAN! A home that sparkles is always in bloom! It is also the one most likely to sell. It tells the buyer the home has been well maintained. Every area of the home should be spotless, dust free and the windows should sparkle! KITCHENS: 1. Remove those magnets from the refrigerator- make it sparkle. 2. Stove – shiny and sparkly inside and out 3. Oven – clean inside and out 4. Clean the cabinets 5. Make the floors shine like new 6. Clean, de-clutter counters- only one decorative item per counter BATHROOMS: 1. Sparkling porcelain 2. Clean counters 3. Odor-free – use essential oils like citrus for a natural, pleasing fragrance
  5. 5. Step 4: Staging Your Home to Sell for More! •DECORATE! This stage can be as simple as rearranging or removing furniture to allow for more open, flowing spaces. Perhaps a few fluffy pillows in just the right spot. Less is more in this step. An objective eye with the buyer in mind can help transform a home custom made for the seller into a ‘must-have’ for a broad audience of buyers! If needed, and only at your option, we can arrange for extra furniture to be stored and delivered to your next home.
  6. 6. Step 5: Staging Your Home to Sell for More! •REPAIR! To a buyer, good repair indicates good condition and a good investment. If there are any visual repairs that need to be made, now is the best and least expensive time to address them. THINGS SUCH AS: Leaky faucets • Broken tiles Hardware • Ceiling leak spots Sheetrock and Painting Staging is all about making the home visually appealing to a buyer, and a repair-free appearance is critical from a buyer’s viewpoint.
  7. 7. Step 6: Staging Your Home to Sell for More! •CURB APPEAL! The First Impression is crucial! You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, and curb appeal is a buyer’s first impression of your home. In the meantime, here is a short list of some areas to check: • MAIL BOXES AND NUMBERS • LUSCIOUS, COLORFUL POTTED PLANTS • DRIVEWAY, SIDEWALKS, SIDING AND PATIOS • THE GARAGE Inspecting your home’s curb appeal from the eyes of the buyer is a great step toward enhancing its value.
  8. 8. StagingYour Home to Sell for More! STAGING HELPS POSITION... Staging helps position your home above others in the market. While it is important, it is even MORE IMPORTANT to have a marketing plan that generates more buyers to tour your home. Consider me and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene because we have the best buyer attraction plan available. Our mission is to SELL your home and derive the most net proceeds for you at closing!