Monthly Archives: April 2008

Get Ready, Get Staged and Get Sold!

Spring is upon us in the Triangle and The Real Estate Market is picking up, but are you ready?  Now is the time to think about Staging your home, don’t let your home sit on the market for months before you think about Staging it.  The best time to Stage your home is before it is listed.  It is prooven that 87 percent of buyers preview homes on the internet, so make sure your photos work for you not against you!

There are many simple tips you can do yourself to prepare your home for the Real Estate Market:

Start from the Outside-In:  Creating curb appeal can sometimes be the most important factor when selling your home.  You have to get the buyer through the front door first!  Now is the time to Clean-up and Freshen Up!   At the very minimum make sure your entrance shines.  Have colorful planters with blooming flowers and a new welcome mat.  These are very inexpensive ways to say welcome to your new home.  Creating flower beds near the front door and adding fresh mulch can make a dramatic difference from the street and entice buyers to see more.  Over grown shrubs and less then desirable lawns will give the buyers the impression of an unkept home overall.  Make the First Impression of your home a Lasting Impression!  Don’t know where to start?  Contact us for help!

Get Rid of Clutter!- Once you have gone through the entire house to de-clutter, than go back de-clutter some more!  Pack away smaller accessories and collections.  As a rule of thumb, I always recommend packing it away If it’s smaller than a football and unless you are decorating a sports bar, pack away the football too!  Don’t forget about the closets.  Full closets will send a message to the buyer that there is not enough storage in the home.  The fact is we all have way too many things and we don’t want the buyer to see how many shoes and clothes we have, but the storage space that is in the closet.  Check out the examples below:

 Closet BeforeCloset After

Everything that is necessary is still left in the closet, but the rest has been pack away in order to show how big the closets are.  The best part is when moving time comes it will be a breeze!

Don’t know where to start, can’t find the time or you just can not see beyond your own things, then hire a Professional Home Stager to help you get started!  As Professional Home Stagers we can stage your home to sell using your things correctly placing furniture and accessories to enhance and highlight your properties features.  Make sure buyers can see beyond your things and the over grown shrubs out front! Curb appeal and de-cluttering are simple inexpensive ways for you to get you home ready for a SALE!

 

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