Home Staging Tips

Sell quickly in Williamsburg with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - (757) 806-6021

Prior to listing your house for sale, consider a proven way to sell your house: expert home staging. Home staging benefits include less time on the market and higher selling prices. And you should certainly try professional home staging if you need a fast home sale.

Home staging is part of preparing your home for an Open House. Staging focuses on your home's presentation to buyers and buyers' agents while highlighting the characteristics of your home with strategically placed furnishings and decorations so that your home appears bigger and buyers can envision their lives in your home.

Prepping your property to sell doesn't have to be another hurdle in getting your house sold. It can actually be a great time to let your creative juices flow. Together, we'll work to get a high offer for your home. Use these home staging pointers to get you going:

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is your only chance to make a positive impact on buyers before they enter your home. The positive and negative features that jump out at buyers form their initial thoughts about your home and how you upkeep home's regular maintenance. Knowing this helps us to decide what actions we can take to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't pretty on the outside with retouched paint and bright greenery we'll need to address those issues. Refer to the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house's final selling price.

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Sell quickly in Williamsburg with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - (757) 806-6021

Make yourself at home...

Could a buyer picture themselves hanging out in your living room, reading a good book in your master bedroom or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? I want your Open House to welcome buyers and offer them a sense of comfort. I'll help you do this by suggesting changes that highlight your house's features. I'll advise you put in storage things that give the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Knickknacks, souvenirs, family photos, and refrigerator drawings should get stored away too. You need to "neutralize" the house so buyers can envision it as their new house.

I know instantly what a room's best features are and how to highlight them. Changes that directly impact your dollars include easy-to-fix items like furniture pieces that should be removed, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs to be steamed, fixtures that need replacing, and windows that need cleaning.

With me by your side, you'll know that your home is likable and that it's inviting, staying away from "offensive" or "personalized" colors on the walls and furniture. And if the house is vacant, you can consider renting furnishings. The goal is for your house to look homey as opposed to deserted.

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Setting the Stage
You'll know when to open your home up to buyers, because all of the changes come together to paint a picture of what buyers can expect after they close on your house. Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and add lighting where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests experience your home and assure a nice aroma circulates from every room. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and pillows on your sofa and bedding. Buyers should feel like your house is their future home.

Using my home staging advice will get your home sold more easily in Williamsburg, Virginia. RE/MAX Peninsula at New Town can help you create a welcoming atmosphere that makes buyers to want to stay — permanently. Give me a call at (757) 806-6021 and I can help stage your house to sell.

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