Staging to Sell Your Home Fast!

October 3, 2018 | By Cynthia Quarantello

Staging is the one tried-and-true trick to reduce your home’s time on the market.

A study by the Real Estate Staging Association found that homes staged before listing received an offer in just 23 days on average.

1. Declutter!

Now is the time to clutter-bust your way to a buyers’ hearts! These 5 areas are places to concentrate your efforts.

  • Closets
  • Kitchen and bathroom
  • Fireplace mantels
  • Laundry room shelves
  • Tabletops

  • Magazine racks

Wow buyers by showing them how much space there is for stuff

2. Rearrange the Furniture

Once all the clutter’s out of the way, take a step back and look at your furniture placement. Does your home invite buyers to sit and stay a while?

Put bulky pieces in storage and move furniture away from the walls.  Buyers want to walk in and see an open and clean space that inspires conversation.

An experienced agent and a staging professional can lend a fresh eye and help you reimagine your home

3. Clean Everything!

Cleaning your home for home showings is common sense. But your home has to be spotless.

Think like a buyer! Pay special attention to the smallest details, like ceiling fans and window blinds, baseboards and tile grout, no surface goes un-scrubbed!

Let as much light in as possible by getting all windows squeaky-clean. “There needs to be as much light coming in as possible,” Dawn says.

4. Set the Table

Paint a picture for potential buyers so they can envision life in your home.

Give the dining room some attention by setting the table with simple place settings and pops of color.  Arrange a decorative centerpiece on top of a neutral table runner.

5. Bring the Outside In

Flowers are inviting, smell nice and warm up any room.  Fresh bouquet from your garden, the store or farmers market will brighten up the room and help the buyers envision themselves living in your home.

Place colorful fruits and veggies in a bowl on your kitchen counter.

If you have outdoor porch lights turn them on for evening showings!

6. Curb appeal

When a buyer pulls up to your house it should be inviting Spread fresh mulch, power wash, and trim bushes. Your house should look like the buyer has nothing to do but move in.

7. Hire an experienced Real Estate Professional

The Real Estate Professional your hire should have years of experience selling homes in your area and price range. The Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group is a team of experienced real estate professionals but also has a stager on staff to help with a light staging to a full home consultation.

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