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Setting The Stage For Selling Your Home

by Kelly Welch

If you are selling your home, you may have had your real estate agent mention home staging. Home staging is the act of preparing your home for sale by showcasing its main selling points through the use of furniture and accessories. Does staging really matter for potential buyers? According to real estate professional Barbara Corcoran, staging is essential to help the home stand out for buyers who are increasingly using the internet to screen homes for viewing.

Still not convinced? Look at the popularity of so-called "nesting" networks like HGTV. It's all day, every day programming about how to spruce up your home and yard, now seen in an estimated 96 million homes. The influence of this programming cannot be overlooked; people now shop for homes with expectations of seeing professionally decorated rooms with upscale features like designer drapes and color coordinated cushions and vases.

Staging by a professional varies in cost depending on the services provided and the area of the country. You can choose from a range of options that goes from consultations that include a written report with suggestions that you can implement yourself, to compete project management, that may include moving entirely different furniture and accessories into the rooms. Your home would have to be vacant for some of the options.

If you are living in your home while it sells, you can still make your home look better for prospective buyers. Try these inexpensive staging tricks:

Declutter

Be brutal and pack away a large portion of your personal belongings, accessories, books, etc. This will need to be done in preparation for your eventual move anyway. Some furniture looks better than too much or no furniture. Keep your nicer, smaller scale pieces out on display. Rent a portable storage unit for storage (and make sure it's not in your driveway when buyers come looking).

Rearrange

Place your newly pared-down furniture to create better traffic flows and take advantage of a room's best features, such as a fireplace or large windows. Try moving your pieces from another room to use in a new way. For example, bring in a dresser (without the mirror) from the bedroom to use as a buffet server in the dining room. This will also make your bedroom look larger.

Neutralize

Focus on neutral colors. It allows potential buyers to envision themselves in your home. Paint over any bright or unusual colors with neutral paint. For finishing touches, add some fresh flowers, chic and colorful throw pillows, and bowls of fresh fruit in the kitchen.

These inexpensive changes will make your home more pleasant for the buyers to view, and as a result they may linger long enough to fall in love with it, just as you once did. For assistance, talk to a professional like Blue Diamond Staging.

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