Every time we list a home, we are asked, “Should I spend more money to have my home staged?”
We are living in a real estate market in which sellers must take steps to make their home stand out from the competition, including low priced foreclosures and short sales. There are some ways sellers can make their home stand out and do some “staging” of their own.
*Declutter as much as possible. (Clear off your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Get rid of old newspapers. Clean out the garage.)
*Lighten Up. Try to make your home as light and bright as possible.
*Keep everything clean!
*PUT AWAY THE SWORD COLLECTION.
*Remove all unpleasant smells.
*Use FRESH flowers throughout your home.
*Think Spacious! Try to have closets only half full.