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Staging Your Home For a Sale

December 19th, 2011 3:30 pm by

Staging your home is an important element to a successful outcome when selling your home.  Although it may seem out of your range or intimidating, staging your home can be done on a shoestring budget and you can do it yourself.  Keep in mind getting your home ready for a sale is not complicated.  Often times, it just requires a great deal of elbow grease. 

Before you list your home, step back and look at it from a different perspective.  Think of it as how a potential buyer may see it.  Identify some key points of improvement and set a budget.  It may be a major house clean, which could include cleaning your carpets and windows.  It may require more sweat equity like painting, paring down and moving furniture.  In any event, think about what you are able and need to do and get started.  Making the time to do it as soon as possible will help prevent you from scrambling the day before you list your home.  Your realtor may even have some helpful tips to give you.  Remember to be open minded.  They are there to help you sell, so take their constructive criticism even though it may be hard to hear.  You don’t have to spend money on a stylist, if it is not in your budget.  Do some research online and ask your friends.

In this competitive market, a little can go a long way in making your home more attractive.  Taking some time to prepare your home for the sale will help sell it fast so that you can move on with your move and your new life.