Even in a sellers’ market, strategic home decor updates can have a powerful effect on your home’s “buyer appeal.” Making smart home decor updates can increase the perceived value and desirability of your home. Houses that look newer, well-maintained, clean, and more or less “turn-key” are more desirable to potential buyers. These homes generate more demand and sell more quickly…and often, for more money.
“Do the research. Ask questions.” — Katherine Johnson Buyer beware! As a home stager, it may seem counterintuitive for me to offer this advice, but if you’re currently a home seller, logic dictates that at some point you may be on the other side of the transaction as a buyer yourself. And you need toContinue reading “Buyers: Don’t Get Distracted By Great Home Staging”
How do you de-clutter and de-personalize your home for sale without creating a space that feels sterile and empty? One way is to incorporate neutral home decor pieces that add texture, warmth, and interest to the space. These pieces should serve as highlights to the architectural features of the home, not as the focal point themselves. To help you get started, take a look at these neutral, budget-friendly home decor finds available on Amazon that can add complement almost any space.
As The Dude sagely noted, a favorite rug can really bring all the elements of a space into harmony. A good rug adds interest, defines the space, helps absorb noise, and creates a sense of warmth. Used improperly, however, rugs can really distort a potential buyer’s perception of your home when staging for sale. From being a simple trip hazard to posing a major distraction, some rugs really just work better for staging when they’re gone. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few pointers to keep in mind when deciding whether your rug should stay or go when staging your house for sale…
When it comes to selling your home, cleanliness says a LOT to your potential buyers (so does dirtiness, for that matter). Home buyers are some of the most judgemental visitors that will ever darken your door (and understandably so, right? — they’re trying to decide whether they want to invest thousands of dollars in yourContinue reading “Our Top Recommended Cleaning “Must-Haves” for DIY Home Staging”
Clearly, “grossed out” is not the vibe you’re going for when trying to sell your home. Eliminating the types of things most likely to trigger sensitivities in your potential buyers can make a big difference in how quickly your home sells!
There are some who are still on the fence about selling. Some who are really out of touch with how the current real estate market operates. And, every once in awhile, a few who leave me wondering why they even called me at all. These clients typically utter at least one of the following “kiss of death” phrases and will invariably sabotage their home sale before they ever get started…
How to Make Cabinets, Drawers, and Closets Look Bigger When Selling Your Home
To maximize your selling and renovation budget, pay attention to features that will make your home more attractive to today’s potential buyers.
Nearly half of all Realtors believe that a staged home can bring a higher price than a non-staged home. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging, 32% of buyers’ agents believe staging a home increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent. Another 16% of agents believe it increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by six percent to 10 percent.
With so much money at stake, why do some people still fail to stage their homes? Possibly because of a few misconceptions still surrounding home staging…