Keep the 3 C’s in mind.The three C’s are simple: Clean, No Clutter (no clutter) and Color. Staging yourself takes a little elbow grease but will pay-off in the resale of your home. Many buyers make their decision to purchase at first sight. Check your rooms may want to brighten up with a new coat of paint. Check bedding in bedrooms, rugs and towels in bathrooms. Consider neutral or stylish colored fresh linen and towels. Clean and vacuum carpet. Buff up your hardwood floors. Pillows, furniture shawls and decorative home items adds individual charm to rooms. Fresh flowers are always a bonus. If home is listed show prospective buyers with lights on and or drapes drawn. Nothing is worse than buyers viewing a dark room. Little things mean a lot. Owner occupied single family home owners have more control with staging than a owner of a residential investment property (2-4 units). All owner can control the exterior appearance of their properties. Lawns and landscaping should be well kept. Remove clutter and trash from the exterior. The exterior may not need a complete paint job but check trimming for touch ups. Approach repairs and or replacements as an investment in your home. Sprucing up your property may result in a better selling price and a shorter listing period. Sellers may pick-up one or many creative staging ideas.
Inexpensive Home Staging Ideas
|Fresh new bedding (sheets, pillows and bedspreads) in each bedroom. Can add throw pillows|
|New towels and bathroom rugs in each bathroom|
|Fresh plants and flowers in living room, family room, dining, bedroom and baths|
|Tasteful placement of candles, vases, potpourri, flower arrangement in rooms of choice.|
|Window should be clean smudge free. New window treatments do wonders.|
|Replace medicine cabinets, fixtures and towel rails in bathrooms. No leaky toilets or faucets.|
|Think about bed, chair or couch shawls.|
|Welcome mat at entry|
|Clean Clutter Free Interior|
|Clean Clutter Free Exterior including Garage|
|Do-It-Yourself Home Staging|
Interior Home Staging Ideas
- Every room in the house should be thoroughly cleaned and remove all clutter.
- Touch ups may include cleaning or replacing carpet window treatments, and paint.
- Hardwood floors should be in clean and in good condition.
- Repair loose boards.
- Many buyers purchase for more space. Give your rooms a sleeker look.
- You may want to rearrange or remove some furniture.
- Unclutter shelves, tables and etc..
- Clean kitchen counters and leave only a few attractive items on the counter.
- Additionally, clean cabinets, appliances, and kitchen fixtures.
- Replace or repair loose cabinet hardware.
- Fix leaks in ceilings, walls, plumbing, and etc.
- Address the cause of the leak.
- Replace worn kitchen counter tops with new, clean, neutral colored materials.
- Replace worn outdated vinyl flooring.
- Clean ceramic tiles and re-grout if necessary.
- Make sure all appliances are clean and in working order.
- Replace all burned-out light bulbs and cracked windowpanes.
- Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans.
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- Buyers react well to signs your home has been well maintained.
- Manicured landscaping: mow, edge and water lawns, trimmed hedges.
- Fertilized flowerbeds, and prune trees.
- Keep driveways clean and free of parked cars and keep the garage door closed.
- Repair/replace damaged or missing shingles.
- Minimize cracks on walkways, walls, and steps.
- Keep clear of objects like toys.
- Waste cans should be kept out of sight.
- Windows and screens should be clean and not damaged.
- Inspect the appearance of interior window treatments from the curb.
- Repair any peeling paint or loose caulking on windows, doors or other areas.
- Pick up after your pets.
- Yard should be manicures and green.
- Bright flowers always add to the appearance of any home.
The First Impression is a Lasting Impression.
Home staging ideas Your Westside Homes. The first impression of your home is the exterior. Give your home curb-side appeal. Well maintained landscaping and inviting entry. DIY staging home ideas. These staging ideas apply to residences homeowners. DIY Sellers can stage their home tastifully and inexpensively. Plan your staging and compare items needed at different retail stores. Keep in mind that you want your home to be appealing not just for an individual but for the general buying market. Some homeowners may prefer a professional stager or Do – It – Yourself. Remember 3 Cs (Clean, No Clutter and Color). Doing it yourself takes elbow-grease. Clean home interior from top to bottom. Exterior should be clutter free and manicured landscaping. Purchase new items for the home. Examples: bedding, towels, fixtures, pillows, vases, fresh flowers and etc. Organization and rearrangement of furniture. Arrange furniture making room more spacious. The reward tasteful staging is a higher sales price. SellersTake the Time Reap the Profits.
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Gail Mercedes Cole (310) 853-9933
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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