When your home is listed for sale, you are not only selling a building, you are selling a dream. Even a hard core, expressionless buyer will be sentimental when the keys are handed over at the closing. Empty rooms do not convey the potential the house should portray. Selling a home successfully includes staging. If you are not staging your home, you are leaving money on table.
Staging provides the prospective buyer with a vision of what the home will look like if they should live in the home. This has been proven with model homes constructed by builders. They are immaculate and color coordinated. Look closely and you will see they are not always furnished with the highest ticket furnishings and accessories. Rooms are smartly appointed with items giving the buyers visualization of what each room can be used for. Model homes have no clutter, shirts on the chairs, shoes in the doorways or dirty dishes in the sink.
Simply adding attractive accessories, such as matched towels in the bathrooms, neatly harmonized bedding and shiny trendy colors in the kitchen will expedite the sale and bring in more dollars in your pocket. Checking out the competition and viewing sold home listings in your community will let you know what buyers like. Empty rooms, most often times, appear smaller. Buyers are surprised when an empty room is measured to find out the exact dimensions. Appointing a room with appropriate furnishings allow the buyer to know which of their furnishings will fit in the room.
Staging a house does not always mean replacing items you already own. It may entail removing furniture or moving cabinets and end tables to provide an unobstructed flow to the rooms. Use the internet and magazines for staging criteria. Your real estate agent is always a resource for successful staging and guidance.
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