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2014-03-17 10:19:54
How can I stage my home to sell fast?

Are you asking yourself how you can get your home ready to sell quickly? Here are some tips:

 

1. Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear for good reason. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside.

2. Welcome visitors with an inviting porch. Even if you have only a tiny stoop, make it say 'welcome home' with a clean doormat, potted plants in bloom and, if you have room one or two pieces of neat porch furniture. Keep your porch lights on in the evenings, in case potential buyers drive by. Illuminating the front walk with solar lights is a nice touch too, especially if you will be showing the house during the evening.

3. Get your house sparkling clean. From shining floors and gleaming windows to clean counters and scrubbed grout, every surface should sparkle. You may want to hire pros to do some of the really tough stuff, especially if you have a large house.

4. Clear away all clutter. If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go, end of story. It's not easy, and it may even require utilizing offsite storage temporarily, but it is well worth the trouble.

5. Strike a balance between clean and lived-in. Think vases of cut flowers, a basket of fresh farmer's market produce on the kitchen counter or a bowl of lemons beside the sink.

6. Rearrange your furniture. In the living room, symmetrical arrangements usually work well. Pull your furniture off the walls and use pairs (of sofas, chairs, lamps) to create an inviting conversation area.

7. Open the closets. Open-house visitors will peek inside your closets. Closet space can be a make-it-or-break-it selling point for buyers, so show yours off to their full advantage by giving excess stuff away. Aim to have 20 to 30 percent open space in each closet to give the impression of spaciousness.

8. Beware of pet odors. Really, this can be a big one! If you have pets, get all rugs steam cleaned and be extra vigilant about vacuuming and washing surfaces.

9. Stage the outdoors too. Even if your condo has only a small postage stamp–size balcony, play it up with a cute cafe table and chairs, a cheerful tablecloth and even a little tray of dishes or a vase of flowers. When people look at this scene, they won't be thinking 'small,' they will be thinking, 'What a great spot to have breakfast'!

 
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