- First Impressions count and no more so than when you’re trying to sell your home. It is important to grab buyers on the first showing. Most need only 90 seconds to know whether or not they will consider your home.
- A staged home will look better in photos. This is important because over 98% of home buyers start their searches online before they even contact a Realtor. Buyers are more likely to walk through a home that has aesthetically pleasing pictures.
- The key to home staging is to create a beautiful “blank canvas” that buyers can envision themselves in. Try not to be sentimental – declutter, depersonalize and remove anything that detracts from your home. They can’t love it if they can’t see it.
- When you list with Karen Quinn, I provide as part of my services, a consultation with an associate that has a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design. She will go room by room and create a personalized plan of action for making your home look it’s best before it goes on the market.
Clear The Clutter
- De-personalize the space; remove family photos and children’s artwork/posters.
- Throw away stacks of magazines or newspaper
- Put anything you don’t need in the garage or attic
- Create space by removing very large or bulky furniture
- Clean off shelves and display just a few purposeful items.
- Take down overly-fussy window treatments, replace with simple, clean blinds or curtains to let light in.
- Clear off kitchen counters, store countertop appliances elsewhere. Increase visual space.
- Clean off bathroom countertops.
- Make sure closets can be opened without anything falling out.