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Staging Your Home

Staging Your Home

Making sure your home shows well so you get top dollar when selling is one of our main objectives. We will visit with you at your home, and provide a consultation focusing on a custom plan for preparing your home to sell. Here are a few pointers to get you started:

First Impressions CountThe first thing a buyer sees when they walk into your home is the entryway or foyer. A welcome mat along with some seasonal flowers and a clutter-free foyer will definitely set the stage.

Sell The Space, Not Your Collections
You want to convey the feeling that a buyer can walk into your home and make it feel like theirs. Put away things that express your personal touch. Less is more, so keep your home open and spacious to let the buyer soak it all in.

Paint and CleanIt’s not a bad idea to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls, it can make all the difference in the world. Choose neutral colors, not everyone likes the hot pink and lime green. A thorough cleaning will make your home look pristine. If you don’t feel like getting down on your hands and knees, hire a maid service. They’re inexpensive for the service that they provide.

Let it Flow
Make sure you arrange the furniture so that people can maneuver easily around your home. If you angle some of the furniture, it will create a more open feeling.

Let There Be LightLighten up dark corners and open up blinds in order to flood the home with natural light. Light will make the rooms in your home look larger.

Green it up
Adding some plants to your home will make it pleasing to the eye without spending a fortune. Plants and flowers can add a warm feeling to your home.

Don’t Forget The OutdoorsFor those of you with porches, decks, or patios, don’t forget. Clean the furniture and replace and worn cushions. A deck is a big selling point so make sure you put a new seal on it if need be.

The Kitchen is Important.
Clear the counters of any toasters, pots, containers, or other non-decorative items. Put some place mats with nice napkins and dinnerware on the kitchen or breakfast table.

Spruce Up An Empty Home.If you have moved out everything and the home is vacant, then you may want to consider renting some furniture for major rooms. Don’t go spending your bank account. Your Portfolio Realtor® can give you advice for some selling points.

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