Home staging is a proven technique used to sell homes faster and in most cases for more money. Some advantages to home staging include less time on the market and higher offers. If your goal is to sell your home quickly, choose a thoroughly thought out home staging strategy.

Staging your home is all about marketing a lifestyle. You want buyers to see themselves calling your house "home". You want them to see your present home as their future home.

Making your house ready to sell doesn't have to be another hurdle in getting your home sold. Listening to and following home staging advice makes that first big impression that you want to make.

Curb Appeal Checklist

Start with the exterior of your house, or your curb appeal. Look at the outside of your house from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? Are there any eye-catching characteristics that seem hidden? Acknowledging this assists us in deciding what steps we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your house. If your home isn't at its best on the outside perhaps some touch-up paint, mowed lawn, removing any brush or overgrown areas, plus adding some blooming garden plants/color will help tackle those issues and help raise your house's final selling price. 


Welcome Home Checklist

To sell your home quickly with home staging and with me as your real estate agent a question you need to ask yourself is, does your home seem to say to the buyer, "This is Your Next House?" Taking a look at your house with a critical eye will help you see why recommended fixes can improve sales appeal. The number one piece of advice that I'll recommend and the one that is the easiest, inexpensive and makes a big difference is that you remove anything that gives the impression of clutter. Counter tops should be free and clear. Arts and crafts, souvenirs, family photos, and toys and hobby items should be moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Unsightly or messy spaces make your home seem smaller and buyers have a harder time picturing themselves calling your property "home".

Every area gets a once-over. Changes that directly affect your sale price include fixable like furniture pieces that should get removed, rooms that need neutral paint, carpet that needs to be cleaned or replaced, fixtures that need polishing, light bulbs replaced, and windows that need cleaning.

Potential buyers like to see a home that invites them inside. Personal items that could be uninviting should be removed in order for your property to increase its likability during any visit.


Setting the Stage

During your Open House, we want to capture buyers' attention. Dark living areas can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like open curtains and change light bulbs where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the air of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests tour your home and assure a delightful scent circulates throughout your home. We'll incorporate cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your couch and bed. We want buyers to connect on an emotional level with your current home and envision all of its potential.