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 your … Continue 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…
When staging your home for sale, it's important to create an atmosphere that promotes peace, tranquility, and respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. You want buyers to linger and visualize the lifestyle they could lead if they lived in a home like yours. Yet even in the most beautifully styled house, buyers … Continue reading 3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home
Media rooms are an especially attractive asset to high-end real estate buyers who expect luxury features in a home. Just like any other room, staging a media room well means creating a space that helps potential buyers dream about what life could be like in your home! Use these tips to show buyers your media room is the … Continue reading 5 Tips for Staging a Media Room
Staging is 100% visual marketing. It’s about creating the most demand from the largest number of potential buyers. In most cases, drapes and wallpaper of any kind are extremely taste and style specific. To increase the appeal of your home with more buyers, we recommend removing wallpaper and drapes in most cases.