The way you live in your home and the way you sell it, are two different things. The most successful home sellers know this. Many will go to extreme efforts to stage their home.
This year I had a client who was leaving the country. She had two small children and was faced with the task of selling her home.
Since it was difficult to keep the home looking nice, while selling all the families personal possessions this home owner opted to hire a "professional stager".
Over the course of a few weeks, my homeowner sold all her household goods and moved into an apartment. In order to make her house show well, she paid a "stager" to come in an furnish it.
The stager completely furnished the home with beds, sofas, a dining room table and chairs. Additional decorating details of wall decorations, blankets and books pulled the setting together, making it warm and friendly.
The house sold within a good time and the homeowner was off to her next challenge.
While this may be an "extreme" measure for most people, it is part of what a homeseller must consider doing. If your home isn’t decorated like a "model" you can hire a pro to help you.
The cost typically will be a good investment in both time and money. Your home looking good will sell at a higher price, quicker.
Curious and want more information about staging your home to sell? Visit "Setting the Stage" at The Berkshire Group, Realtors.
About the Author
Kristal has been helping buyers and sellers in Colorado since 1984. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the Metro Denver Real Estate market via blogging and in person while driving around the beautiful Rocky Mountain town of Denver! For fun, Kristal enjoys shooting things with a Canon. Visit Denver Photo Blog