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The Importance of Staigng Your Home

by Nancy Heim-berg

Selling your home can be one of the most stressful situations in you life. There are so many things to consider; you need to find the right real estate agent, you need to choose the perfect price to sell, there are potential buyers coming in and out of your house all the time. It’s enough to make you want to forget the whole thing and just stay where you are.

However, this is one thing that you can do that will relieve your stress and help you get a better price for your home. You need to get your home professionally staged.

Staging your home for sale is one of the most overlooked steps in the selling process and it could cost you a lot of money if you ignore it. The benefits of professionally staging your house are many.

What The Buyer Wants

Too many home sellers want to show off their individualism when they sell their house. And while that Moroccan rug may have a great story behind it the buyer probably doesn’t care. A professional home stager will know how to present your home to the widest possible audience. They will know what works and what doesn’t.

Return On Investment

Think of the cost of home staging as an investment. The money you spend will result in an overall higher selling price than you would get without staging your home.

Create The Vision

Most home buyers cannot visualize the potential of a home they are looking at. By having your home professionally staged you will be able to show them all the advantages it has to offer. It will also allow them to really see themselves living in your home. The staging will speak to their aspirations and once they become emotionally involved they are more likely to make a solid offer on your home.

Quick Sale

You want your home to sell quickly in order to get the most out of it. According to a study done by the National Association of Realtors , homes that sold within the first four weeks sold for 6% more than those sold after the first four weeks. By having your home professionally staged you have the best chance of selling quickly.

In addition to all these benefits, staging your home will relieve you of a lot of stress. When so much money is at stake seek the help of professionals.

Selling Your Home

by Nancy Heim-berg

Selling a house is no walk in the park. A tremendous amount of work is involved in staging a house to sell it, especially if you want to bring in the top dollar for your home. With a bit of cautious planning, you can make your home look amazing from the inside out in less than two weeks. Take these steps to prepare your house efficiently.

Step 1: Remember that it is just a house, not an extension of you.

If you never “let go” of the home, you will have trouble setting it up to be sold. Imagine yourself handing over the keys to the home and feeling happy about it. It is also wise to avoid potential distractions for buyers. Pack up personal photographs that might distract buyers. Your goal is for buyers to envision their own photos gracing the walls of the home.

Step 2: Eliminate the clutter.

You might not even realize how much “junk” you have out in the open. Box up, donate or trash those items that don’t add a positive, open vibe to the house. This includes books, knickknacks and anything taking up precious counter space. Don't have enough space? Consider renting a storage unit until you can sell the house.

Step 3: Make your house snoop-free.

You never know when buyers are going to take a peek in your closets and cabinets. Ensure that anything potentially embarrassing is hidden away, and take a few moments to clean out each cabinet. Get those spice jars in order and stack those bowls. Line up the shoes and hang up all those clean clothes on the floor.

Step 4: Remove any fixtures you aren’t leaving behind.

It would be difficult to tell a buyer that you are taking built-in appliances and fixtures with you once they have seen them. Remove the potential for nitpicking and heartbreak by removing these items, including chandeliers, window coverings and faucet handles, before you even show the house.

Step 5: Fix small problems around the house.

Notice cracked floor tiles? What about a hole in the wall or a leaky faucet? Fix those problems right away. You don’t want to give your buyers reason to remember your home as one with faults; leave a good impression instead!

No matter your goals for your home, taking time to prepare it for viewings will save you time, stress and money.

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