Staging Your Richmond Home for Sale While Raising Children

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Staging Your Richmond Home for Sale While Raising Children

Staging Your Richmond Home for Sale While Raising Children, Shannon Milligan, Home Sweet Henrico, Keller Williams Realty Richmond

There are days when my home can look like a beautiful white canvas - clean, crisp, and untouched. Then, on any given Sunday (or Monday, or Tuesday...), my home can look like a work by Georges Seurat - little dots of clutter making up one large painting that showcases a mess!  

My point is, as a mother, I know how hard it can be to keep a house clean on any day of the week let alone trying to keep your home in SHOWING condition when your house is on the Richmond real estate market. It certainly is a challenge. But, with these tips and a little preparation ahead of time, you can be assured that you will survive!

·Edit - Take inventory of the toys. Chances are, there are more toys out than your kids could play with in a month. Pick out the toys your children must have on a daily basis and pack the rest in a box and store in the basement or garage. Don't worry - if they get bored or request a certain item, you can easily go back to the box and retrieve it. But my guess is they won't even miss the them. Bonus: once you are moved and settled in your new home, your kids will feel like it's Christmas morning all over again when you bring back their bounty!

·Organize - With the remaining toys, make a plan to organize them. Remember: Rubbermaid is your friend! Purchase inexpensive containers and get everything grouped together. Games/puzzles in one, dolls in another, and those too-many-to-count cars in a third. Tip: buy the clear containers so your children can see what is inside each one.

·Store- Once you have all the toys neatly organized into their respective boxes, store them in a bookcase, under the bed, or inside an ottoman. Not only will this look uniformed, but will also create a nice, calming effect. What's the saying?..."cluttered space, cluttered mind!"

By following these tips, you are one step closer to having your Richmond home in tip-top shape for all those pesky showings!

And one last thought - Relax! If you have chosen a Richmond Real Estate Agent you feel confident in and priced your home IN the market and not simply ON the market (what's the difference? Call me! I will be happy to explain it!), you will sell your home in no time and can be back to living life the way we all normally do...with clutter and all!

Ready to list your home IN the Henrico County Real Estate or Richmond Real Estate market? Contact me, Shannon Milligan, at Home Sweet Henrico with Keller Williams Realty Richmond West today!

 

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Shannon Milligan

RVA Home Team

Winning with Integrity

Keller Williams Realty 

6600 W. Broad St., #150, Richmond, VA, 23230

804-248-8207 (cell)

www.rvahometeam.com

 

 

 

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Excellent suggestions!

Jan 21, 2011 11:09 AM #1
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent
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Thank you! I have a great mentor who helped teach me a lot of things along my way!

Jan 21, 2011 06:36 PM #2
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Shannon, this is such a nice, easy post with basic good advice for parents, I'll be re-blogging, thanks for the post!

Jan 23, 2011 10:48 AM #3
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Thank you Virginia!

Jan 23, 2011 12:44 PM #4
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