4 Essential Tips For Staging Your Home

Buying a new home is so personal. Yet, to sell yours, you’ll want to remove so many of your homey, personal touches. This is part of staging your home: buyers should be able to picture themselves living in your house—not picture you living in your house.

4 Essential Tips for Staging Your Home

Successful staging will boost your home’s appeal—and your chances of selling. And there are two rooms that often need the most staging: bedrooms and bathrooms.

You might decide your house looks good enough as-is. But even in a strong market, a little staging could boost the offers you receive.

Think like a buyer

Staging lets you see your house with fresh perspective and helps you correct any eyesores you may have become used to over the years. It helps you to view some of your beloved items as clutter and gives you the initiative to clear away unneeded items.

Staging will also help you in the…

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Stage Your House in the Right Light

If you’re about to put your home on the market, you know about the staging, the paint touch-ups and the fixes you’ve kept putting off until now.

Stage Your House in the Right Light

Let’s add one more to the list—strategic lighting.

The right light can make any room look bigger, airier and more desirable. It can create a dramatic mood, draw attention to focal points in your décor and make a big difference in how you—and potential buyers—feel about your home.

Plus it’s a pretty inexpensive staging boost compared to reflooring your kitchen.

Real estate sales expert and author Robert Irwin says a dark house turns off potential buyers.

“Not only will they keep you from getting a quick sale, but they will also cut down on the amount of money you’ll get in offers,” notes Irwin, who has written more than 50 real estate-related books. “On the other hand, if you lighten up these dark spots, you can very…

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Buying a Home? Top 3 Questions to Ask:


Buying a Home? Top 3 Questions to Ask:

If you are in the market to buy property, don’t be afraid to ask questions!  Here are our top 3 questions to ask at a property viewing:

  1. Why is the owner selling?

It may seem obvious, but this question will help give you an idea of the owners circumstances, whether he was happy with the property, and whether he may be open to a lower asking price. He might be relocating for example.

  1. How long has the property been on the market?

If the price is right and the property offers good value, it isn’t likely to be on the market for long. This question will help you to gauge how reasonable the asking price is and how much of a hurry the owner may be in to sell.

  1. What’s wrong with this house?

A blunt question, but no house is perfect…

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