Saturday, August 05, 2006

Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Like a Pro

Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Like a Pro
Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - Kathleen Yamauchi


“3 Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Like a Pro” has tips on ways to prepare a house before listing in order to minimize selling time and maximizing profits. Here are 3 tips to get your client started with the inside of your listed home:

1. De-clutter

This is one of the most important things you can do. It might be easier to think of de-cluttering like this – you’re moving anyway, so why not start packing now? Pack up everything you don’t need and store the boxes out of sight in the garage (or consider temporarily renting a small storage locker).

2. Organize your closets

Put similar colors together, pants together, skirts together, shirts together etc. Why? Because it will make the closets look bigger. (Really.) An organized closet appears bigger, and you want your closets to look as spacious as possible.

3. Make your home look like a model

You want to de-personalize as much as possible so potential buyers can imagine themselves and their own belongings occupying the space in your house. That means minimizing – putting away everything you don’t need or use. Clear off kitchen counters as much as possible – stash all those appliances you don’t use, and put miscellaneous small clutter in a few attractive baskets or boxes.

“Staging a home can be compared to setting the scene for a prospective buyer to imagine himself, his family and his possessions happily occupying your home,” said Yamauchi. “In order for that to happen, the seller has to take herself out of the picture.”

If you are considering selling your home, call Laura Boyajian, aka, Laura B. today at 602.400.0008 for advise on how to prepare your home to sell!

You may also visit her website at:

http://www.historiccentralphoenix.com

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