Why staging your home will save you not only time but money

1. Staged homes sell faster than comparable un-staged homes.

2. Staged homes sell for more money than comparable un-staged homes.

3. The initial cost of home staging is always less than your first price reduction. This affects your commission, seller can pay for staging, or Realtor and seller can split the cost.

4. The way you live in a home and the way you sell a home are two different things. Remember that once your home goes on the market it is a product like any other product. It has to appeal to the masses. It must be de-personalized, and de-cluttered.

5. Furniture needs to flow, art needs to be hung at appropriate levels.

6. House must be squeaky clean, all pantry's, drawer's, closets, arranged to show ample amounts of storage.

Why Designs for You?

1. Committed to help you through the difficult marketing
2. Dedicated to the uppermost quality personal and professional service.

3. Consultations, Staging Services and Open House Preparation.

4. House warming service, helping your family organize and design your new home.

5. I am an Accredited Home Stager.

6. References upon request.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Home staging tips...

Home Staging Tips

Clean fireplace and prepare with logs for display

Clean out the entry closet and put only a few hangers so that the buyer can visualize winter coats

Consider lighting up the fireplace during the colder months

Hang artwork on the walls

Hang extra clean towels in the bathroom for your guests

Have a fresh vase of flowers on the kitchen table to add appeal

Have beds made

If needed, put large furniture in storage

Lock pets up away from home during showings

Open drapes to allow light in

Place fresh flowers, potpourri and other decorations around house (even in bathrooms)

Play music during open houses

Put cedar chips inside the closets

Remove all unnecessary articles in basement or attic

Remove magnets and notes from refrigerator

Remove personal possession, like photos, trophies and mementos

Set the dining room table for a dinner party

Stage garage - clean up oily floors, straighten tools and other equipment

Tag or remove items not included in sale (i.e. water conditioner, chandeliers, plants, drapes)

Print Staging Improvements Checklist

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  1. Great list CJ. I've been working the last week on staging a condo - I'll be setting everything up for the open house this Saturday. Fun stuff!!

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  2. I am a walking testimonial to the value of staging - we did all the things you listed above when we put our house on the market, and 8 weeks later we were under contract for our asking price! Plus, moving was so much easier with all the packing/sorting/tossing already done!


  3. A fab Check List thanks CJ. I will need to add one more thing to mine though - MOTH to finish Main Bathroom before I call the Divorce Lawyers!
    Millie ^_^