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

Reblogger Glenn Roberts
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Kristine Ginsberg from Morris County, N.J. has some clear and concise advice for home sellers. Get your home in order before putting it on the market and you will knock the socks off the buyers touring. You need to be a stand-out to be a successful seller.

Original content by Kristine Ginsberg

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  Outdated wall paper and boarders should be removed - this is one of the biggest buyer turnoffs and they often move on.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!

 


Home Staging Morris County - Kristine Ginsberg

Elite Staging and Redesign (201)602-2562

When you're looking to sell quickly and for top dollar, Elite Staging and Redesign of Morris County knows how to get the job done right. We will use proven techniques to create warm, inviting, updated spaces that will appeal to the masses. In today's competitive market, every home can use an edge and that's what Elite Staging is all about.

Home Staging Website: Elite Staging and Redesign

Morris County Staging Before/After pictures: Portfolio

Email: Kris@elitestagingandredesign.com

 

           

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Kristine Ginsberg
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Glen - thanks so much for the reblog - very much appreciated. Have a wonderful week!

Jul 25, 2011 08:31 PM #1
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Glenn Roberts
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Kristine - You are very welcome.

Jul 25, 2011 09:18 PM #2
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Doug Bullwinkel
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Great suggestions for a less cluttered and more professional appearance for your listings.  Thanks for the post.

Jul 26, 2011 02:27 AM #3
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Lyn Sims
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Good reblog, this one slipped by me.

Aug 01, 2011 04:48 PM #4
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Happy Wednesday!

Aug 03, 2011 01:03 AM #5
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Nick T Pappas
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Glenn, I don't have to tell you how important these tips are...just wish more sellers would take these to heart.

Sep 06, 2011 05:52 PM #6
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
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Where are you Glen?  I was looking through my subscription roll this morning and thought - wow, I haven't visited Glenn in AGES - and then I see you haven't been blogging!  Hope all is well in rainy Seattle!

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Hello, thanks for the information on your post! Please, join our group on LinkedIn, ‘REO Institute’. We share Real Estate information regarding market trends, Short Sales, BPOs, REOs, OREs, BOVs, ideas, Education/Training, and Commercial Education. We value you your comments, ideas, and opinions about the Real Estate Industry. Thanks, James

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