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Home Staging 101

First impressions count, especially when you are trying to sell your home. Impress buyers and sell your home more quickly with these tips and tricks:

Clear the clutter. The key to home staging is to create a beautiful blank canvas that buyers can envision themselves in.

Tip 1: Don’t just put all of your extra furniture and stuff tucked away in a closet or cupboard. People open almost every door and drawer in the home and it’s not nice to see a stuffed closet or storage space. The house will seem bigger if these places are organized and less full. Rent a storage room and put extra furniture and clutter in there (we hear Five Star Storage makes it easy).

Tip 2: Declutter, depersonalize which means no family pictures, no refrigerator magnets, and no boxes.

Clean! Imagine you’re having a guest come stay at the house.

Tip 3: Clean the windows, kitchen counters, light shades, and even under the beds.

DIY Projects around the house that make a huge difference.

Tip 4: Spruce up your house with a new paint job, fixing small dents, or fill missing grout.

Tip 5: If you’re not handy yourself, hiring a professional is a good idea to fix up little things around the house.

Finishing touches that will seal the deal.

Tip 6: Replace old bed covers, dark curtains, and dead plants. New bed covers and pillows, lighter curtains, and fresh plants are small details that make a big difference.

Tip 7: Curb appeal is also a deal maker. The entrance sets the tone for the rest of the house. A fresh paint job on the front door, potted plants, and trimmed grass and bushes give the buyers a good first impression. Adding a new door mat is also a good tip.

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