Preparing Your Home For Sale - The Top 10 Recommendations From a Morris County, NJ Stager

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Preparing Your Home For Sale - The Top 10 Recommendations From a Morris County, NJ Stager


1. Walk through each room as if you were a buyer. Can you move freely about? If not, open up the space by  eliminating excess furniture, creating easy traffic flow throughout your home. When selling - less is always better!

2. If possible, use a short-term rental company and store personal items, excess furniture and personal collections – anything that takes away focus from the home’s architectural features and causes distractions – remember you are selling your home, not your lifestyle. (This will also eliminate stress later when it’s time to move.)

3. Clean, Clean, clean - It's the easiest, no cost project and this can't be emphasized enough - nothing turns a buyer off more than a messy, dirty or smelly home - this will send buyers running for the door - trust me on this one!

4. Master bedrooms and baths should appeal to both sexes - if yours is gender specific, balance it with some masculine/ feminine accessories - pillows, art, greenery, a well placed throw and use neutral bedding - your grandmother's homemade quilt isn't going to cut it!  

5. Painting the interior of your home is the greatest ROI (Return on investment) when selling. Is the color palate of your home uniform throughout with neutral colors? Keep in mind, you are appealing to the masses  - choose  taupes, beiges, creams and grays. Another bonus is these colors go with almost any decor. You can add pops of color using art, throw pillows, floral center pieces, plants and a well place throw.

6. Look at upscale hotels online– they are staged to appeal to the masses – clean, crisp, clutter free, updated.  Outdated wall paper and boarders should be removed - this is one of the biggest buyer turnoffs and they often move on. In today’s market buyers want turnkey homes!  

7. Assume buyers will be looking in your closets, cabinets, attics and basements…because they will! Organize what you must keep, and store the rest. Buyers want to know your home has enough storage space to accommodate their stuff.

8. Fix broken screens, running toilets, door hinges, leaky faucets and door bells - Yes, I'm beating  a dead horse, but these are big turnoffs and don't invoke any confidence that your home is well taken care of –the kind buyers are looking to buy!

9. Open all blinds, eliminate heavy window treatments and take down outdated vertical blinds that scream the 80’s. Let the natural light shine in - this cheers up and brightens the home, making it more spacious and airy – just what today’s buyers are looking for!  

10.  When selling it’s hard to be objective about your own home because your are too emotionally attached  - consult a professional home stager to help you prepare your home for today’s market, giving it the competitive edge over your competition!

 


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Home Staging Morris County - Staged to Sell, Designed to Live!

You have 90 seconds to make a great first impression once your home goes on the market. Consult a Morris County professional home stager serving Union, Essex, Sussex Counties for that competitive edge so your home stands out from the competition, selling faster and for top dollar!  

Elite Staging and Redesign offers home staging services to North Jersey homeowners, real estate agents, banks, builders, and investors in preparing homes to stand out in today’s real estate market. For a consultation on vacant staging, lived in homes or interior redesign projects call Elite Staging and Redesign at 201-602-2562.

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Email: Kris@elitestagingandredesign.com

 

           

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Judy Klem
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Hi Kristine - What a great recap of the things all sellers should do! A very well-deserved featured post.

July 30, 2011 11:36 PM
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Cara - you're welcome homes would sell a lot quicker if seller followed these inexpensive fixes!

Debbie - copy, paste if you like, then give to your sellers - that would make it a lot easier!

Thanks Judy - and as a home stager yourself, you know the impact these fixes can have in transforming a home making it so much more appealing to potential buyers!

July 31, 2011 09:04 AM
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Have an outstanding weekend!

Life is better when there are flowers to photograph.

August 06, 2011 10:44 AM
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Thanks Roy and I love the flower photo!

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Kristine nice blog and a great reminder for everyone in the industry.

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