Category Archives: Home Staging

Home Staging: How to Make a Huge Room Feel Cozy

A cozy Great Room

Cozy and comfortable are what buyers want in a house. But they also want lots of space. Houses over 4500 square feet, which became popular a few years ago, generally have large rooms. These can be a challenge for a homeowner to decorate and, once decorated, an even greater challenge to make look cozy to a potential buyer.
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Home Staging: Curb Appeal Makes a Difference

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You have done everything right in preparing the inside of your house for sale. You have packed away your Aunt Louise’s doll collection; repainted all the trim in the downstairs rooms; replaced the dated Tiffany glass fixture over the kitchen table; removed the heavy living room drapes, and washed the windows till they sparkle. Your room photos look great on the web. Your house is ready for a quick sale. Or is it?
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Home Staging: Prepare your House for Sale or Cut its Price

Prepare your House For Sale

When you want to sell your house, you have two choices: Prepare it for sale by home staging to maximize what you sell it for, or cut the price below comparable houses to entice a buyer who isn’t looking for perfection.
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What is the Cost of NOT Staging your Home for Sale?

Cost of not staging can be high

What is the cost in real money of a house sitting unsold month after month? Mortgage interest. Property taxes. Utilities. Maintenance and repairs. Add up the monthly expenses for your own house and then compare those costs to the cost of professional staging.
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Why Home Staging Works

Home staging works!

Staging a home for sale works. Let’s look at why staged homes sell faster in a competitive market. Home staging is not simply decluttering. Nor is it decorating. Partly an art, home staging is designed to achieve one goal: To make prospective buyers want to live in your house.
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Home Staging: Online Photos Sell Your House

staged kitchen photo

Nearly all buyers look for houses on the web, so your home has to show really well in online photos. If your home doesn’t show well in photos on the web, buyers will weed it out and never visit, and you will not sell your house quickly. This is a fact of life in a buyer’s market.
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When Should You Call a Home Stager?

Real estate woman holding sold sign

Sellers are often under time pressure to get their house on the market. If you put your house on the market and hold an open house before your house is ready to show, you may not sell it at all because it will not show well on the Internet, and it will not show well when real estate agents or prospective buyers come to look at it.
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Cost of a Professional Home Stager

Home staging costs

Most professionally trained home stagers start a project by performing a home evaluation that takes a couple of hours and results in a set of very specific recommendations which when done will help you sell your house more quickly and often for more money than if they weren’t done.
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Why Stage Your House for Sale?

Why stage your house for sale?

Many homesellers don’t see what home staging is designed to accomplish. Maybe they can see what a home stager does, but they don’t understand why he does it. The answers to the seller’s questions here will help you understand the purpose for staging your house for sale.
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Select a Web-Savvy Agent Who Recommends Home Staging

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Home sellers, select a listing agent who enthusiastically endorses home staging and works with a professional stager. An agent who recommends home staging is an agent who also understands the benefit of posting high-quality photos and uses the Internet to generate traffic. That’s a web-savvy agent. That’s the kind of agent you need.
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Home Seller Privacy: Are Nosy Home Buyers in your Closets?

Intrusive house buyers look through closets

You should be aware that there are nosy people who will intrusively seek to learn about the homeowners, either because they are merely curious or because they hope to gain an advantage in negotiating a price for your house.
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Home Staging: It Isn’t Easy Being Clean

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It should go without saying that your house needs to be clean when you invite potential buyers in to view it and hope that they’ll give you a lot of money for it. This raises two issues: First, what does “being clean” mean? And second, is it enough to be clean, even immaculate?
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