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Home Staging Tips and Ideas

Like most home sellers, when it comes time to putting your house on the market you want to get as much money for your home as you can. Preparing and staging your home properly can go a long way in squeezing out those few extra dollars on your home.

Home staging is basically "merchandising your home". You are playing up the positive features and downplaying the negatives with home staging. Look for an agent that can minimally help you stage your home themselves or will bring in a home stager for a full blown staging consultation.

Remember home staging is not about decorating your home it is about showing it off in the best possible light. Decorating is about bringing your personal taste in thru belongings. We aren't selling your furniture we are selling the features and benefits of your home to the new owner.

How To Sell A Cluttered Home | Real Estate Staging Tips

How to sell a cluttered home by being prepared to De-clutter, removing junk, professionally cleaning, staging properly and providing great photography.

A cluttered home may require a few weekends of de-cluttering and moving important items to storage. Or maybe it is time to throw some items out. Either way it gives you a jump start on packing!

Space Planning | How to Make Your Open Floor Plan Functional

Home buyer’s dream of an open floor plan these days when it comes to buying a new home. An open layout refrains from using walls between common spaces. Sometimes open floor plans can be confusing to buyers. They don't know how to delineate the separate spaces. Help them by providing them with a vision when marketing your home for sale.

Staging a Living Room | Home Staging Tip

Home staging tip- when dealing with outdated sofa an chairs simple inexpensive slipcovers can go along way in staging a living room. Often when you are moving you don't want to invest in new furniture until you arrive at your new home.

Have an outdated couch or chair? A simple, inexpensive slip cover can neutralize the furniture to fit with the decor.

Home Staging Guide

Dressed to Sell 8 staging trends to make your listings pop.

Home Staging Tips: Techniques That Really Work

Home staging is all about methods of decorating your home to highlight its strengths and downplay it weaknesses. A survey found that the average time a staged home spends on the market is 4 months. Still an unstaged home will have SOLD sign in the front yard only after 6 months. Many sellers do not stage their homes before listing them. So you’ll be at an advantage if you DO. Ready to give it a go? JustClose .com has put together some simple still very effective staging tips to sell your home like a pro. In fact, you don’t have to hire and expensive specialist, just bear in mind the simple hacks we’ll provide below and check out the additional resources at the end of the article.

How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar: Insider Home Staging Tips

This comprehensive home staging checklist will help you make your home look its best when you're selling. Staging a home for sale? Get tips at HouseLogic.

Home Staging Tips to Appeal to Millennial Buyers | Teresa Cowart

Millennial is a term used to describe people who are approximately 18-35 years old at the current time. From consumer products to real estate, they are a very big part of purchasing made today and their likes and dislikes are strongly researched.

Millenial's preference is a more modern decor with a focus on technology. Think about who your target market may be when preparing your home for the real estate market.

Five Home Staging Tips - Zen of Zada

Staging your home for resale can make a difference of someone buying your home or someone else’s home.  Additionally, staging your home can help support listing prices and can speed the process on selling your home.   Here are five tips to help you stage your home for resale.  1. Remove the Clutter When guests or potential buyers walk into your home, they want to see a pristine home that can help them view the rooms without a lot of items laying around.  If you have a special or sentimental collection, limit it to an area in your home that showcases the collection rather than creating a home of what might appear messiness.  This also applies to kitchen counter tops.  Try to have them a bit more organized and maybe temporarily putting away your least used appliances might be helpful in seeing the space in your kitchen. 2. Lighting Go around your house and check whether your light bulbs work or not.  If they are burned out, then replace them with working light bulbs.  The right lighting can set a feel or mood in your home that attracts buyers.  Burned out bulbs can send of message of I do not care about my home and may trigger other concerns from a potential buyer. 3. Arrangement of Furniture Arranging your furniture in a room can help your room appear larger.  Tricks like moving some seating areas closer together can give a room a sense of space yet intimacy.  Moving some furniture spaces to other rooms to fill them out to look more functional can also show a prospective buyer how to use the spaces in your home. It is important to not overcrowd a room with furniture and other items. 4. Using Color Many color palettes vary so if you have a bright color in a particular room, neutralizing it with some muted colors can help the sale of your home.  Overpowering a room with one color can sometimes make people feel uncomfortable especially if it is not their favorite color.   Using soft colors can also help make a room feel larger than it is and create a soothing environment which can also trigger positive emotions with prospective buyers. 5. Minor Repairs Having a functioning and working home is important to prospective buyers.   If you have areas in your home that need fixing, now is the time get this fixes completed.  Maybe your home needs a refresh of paint in certain rooms or on the outside.  Paint can give a freshness that appeals to new home buyers.

Holiday Home Staging | Teresa Cowart

As a home seller during the holidays, home staging can be challenging. Part of home staging is having just the right amount of décor displayed without taking the focus away from the best features of the home.

Holiday decorating can create warmth when showing your home but keep holiday decorating tasteful and to a minimum.

7 Steps to Staging a House - Home Tips for Women

Staging a house is challenging whether you're living there or not. Learn the 7 steps to staging a house for the highest price & a quick sale!

Every home staging plan starts with a deep clean and a thorough de-cluttering! Staging is about marketing your homes features not decorating. Almost every house can benefit.

8 tips to help before your staging consultation

Staging FAQ’s-Is There Anything I Should Do Before My Staging Consultation? One of the questions I’m often asked by agents and sellers is what they should do to prepare for the consultation.

One tip I love is put down the paint!! I often have sellers contact me while they have finished painting or are in the process and they make bad choices. The color choices are what was in years ago not what is current today. Off white or very light beiges are out, today greys are in!

11 Incredible Home Staging Statistics

The real estate market has undergone significant rebound in recent times. Just like many people whose houses have been in the market for months, you feel this is the right time to sell off your property. Well, your time might be right, but you will face stiff competition from thousands of home sellers.

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    Kevin Vitali is an Associate Broker for EXIT Group One Real Estate.
    He has served the residential real estate community as a full time agent for over 14 years and brings the experience of 100's of transactions to the next purchase or sale of your home.

    Kevin serves: Northeast Massachusetts, Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Metrowest including the following communities and the surrounding area- Amesbury, Andover, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groveland, Haverhill, Lowell, Melrose, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, North Andover, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Wilmington, Westford

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