Home Staging Prepare Your House For Sale

House Staging

For many people, preparing their house for sale means only dusting, vacuuming and mopping. In other words, they are selling their house as-is. A couple of things will almost certainly happen:

  • The house languishes on the market for months and eventually the seller cuts the listing price, or worse, it never gets sold.
  • The offers, if any, reflect the as-is condition of the house, which is usually a lot lower than the listing price.
  • The sellers get frustrated because they are getting calls from bargain hunters who are looking for a cheap house to fix them up themselves.

You don't want this to happen to you. Your goal is to sell your house as quickly and as profitably as possible. To do that you'll need to stage your house.

Prepare Your House For Sale is a four-step plan designed to maximize the value of your house. We examine the importance of decluttering, repairing, cleaning and revitalizing. Each step builds on the other to turn your home into the kind of desirable sanctuary that buyers look for in any market condition.

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De-personalize! This is very important. You want your buyers to visualize themselves live in your house, not you living in it. Personal artifacts distract so you have to put them away – photographs, souvenirs, trophies, medals and certificates, posters, religious items, and family heirlooms.
Hire a home inspector to do an audit on your house. By uncovering the defects at this stage you will have the opportunity to fix them before your buyer or the buyer’s inspector finds them. You get to control which problems you want to address, who you hire, and what materials to use. Compare this with the buyer discovering them. An allowance that usually exceeds the cost of the repair will be asked for. Correct the problems now and you could save thousands of dollars later.
Polish all woodwork to a shine: hardwood panels, shelves, railings, doors, cabinets, hardwood floors, etc. Don't forget the window frames.
Bathrooms: declutter around the tub and the shower. A fresh bar of soap (or a body wash tube) and a small bottle of shampoo are all you need.
Showing: download the daily to-do list from our website.
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