What If You Can't Afford to Update Your Home to Sell? Home Stager Minneapolis

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What If You Can't Afford to Update Your Home to Sell?

Realtor's and Home Stagers alike will tell you to update your home whenever possible, especially in the key areas like the kitchen and bathrooms.

But what if you just can't do it? 

My recent client lived in her home 45 years and had done nothing to it. She had moved to a Senior Living Complex and needed to sell her home but had very limited resources to do any updates. 

So what should you do??

First, bring in a professional Home Stager and an Experienced Realtor to help you determine what is the best use of your funds. 

Prioritize that list, do what you can but all in all make is sizzle and make it appeal to the buyer!

In this home, the buyer was most likely going to be a first time homeowner thus someone young. If you can't do much....make the retro look hip and cool!

This 1950s rambler was tired. Very, very tired. Very few actual updates were done but they knew they needed to LET IT SING!!

Old brick, old paneling, old drapes.


LR Before


LR Before


So??


LR After

 

LR After

 

Old cabinets, yellow counter tops, old paneling.

Kitchen Before


DR before


So??

 

Kitchen after

 

DR after

 

Remember these built-in planter boxes that were sooooo cool in their day? Fake greenery stuck in there is not going to cut it for a young buyer.

 

fireplace before

 

fireplace box before

 

But hey...hip cool twigs will!! 


Fireplace after

 

fireplace after

 

Use your limited budget wisely. Do what you can but most of all..... Make Your House Sizzle, Pop and Sing!

Sounds like a group from the 50's! Perfect. 

 

Make Your House Show At It's Full Potential no matter how many updates you can afford!


UPDATE: This home sold in 11 days with multiple offers. 

 

 Originally Posted in: Rooms With Style Blog. 

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Linda D. Pufford
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Hi Shar,

Fantastic transformation...  and outstanding recommendations!  With new paint. light fixtures and taking down the tired draperies the home came to life and with your "Just the Right Touch" staging buyers could see past all the paneling and anything 50's that remained.  I just love the twigs too!

June 29, 2012 06:39 AM
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Great staging job on this house. Yes taking the mid century and making it look it is an artform that helps the seller. Michelle Carr-Crowe
July 28, 2012 09:26 PM
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This was a great post to read and great photos.   I too just watched my young daughter take a 1970's home and re-do it retro and it actually sold for 15% more than what we ever thought it would/could.  Retro is in!  

July 28, 2012 09:33 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Shar I love your post and your pictures.  It makes me want to buy a home and I hope it makes other people want to too.

July 28, 2012 09:53 PM
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Shar Sitter
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Sometimes just the small things make a huge difference Linda.

This wasn't a 'cool' mid-century Michelle, ha. But we got it looking cool!

It is Shanna. You just have to put a hip current vib to it and it can be so fun.

Thanks Gene. Well go out and buy one! lol

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