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YES! Now, before you freak out thinking about how expensive it is, there are economical ways of staging a home to sell that won’t break your bank. Let me describe what I’m talking about. I’m sure you’ve seen shows like Designed to Sell on HGTV, and if you haven’t WATCH IT! There are some wonderful ways to spruce up your house to maximize your bottom line. That’s what staging is all about. If you’ve ever walked into a model home, you know exactly what I’m talking about. The walls are painted, the decorations are great, there is a sense of style about the home. When you are trying to sell your home, you have to remember that your lifestyle when you live in a home is different than when you’re trying to sell it. Let’s go over a couple of absolute MUSTS!!!

  1. Staging Tips for selling your homeClean your home every single day. If you’re reading this and saying to yourself, “Duh!” well you’re like me. However, you would be absolutely SHOCKED at how many houses I walk into with dirty dishes in the sink. It’s appalling to walk into a house with my clients and make excuses for the seller on why the property is dirty. In our current market, the homes that are selling look like model homes. The other homes that are selling are so discounted in price it’s worth a purchase. Which house do you want to sell?
  2. Declutter your home. I like to call this, “pre-packing”. I know you are very proud of your 250 plus doll collection from around the world, but if you can’t see the walls, that’s a problem. Remember, you want a buyer to know what kind of room it is. You want to give your buyers an idea of what the room could be AND you want them to imagiDeclutter your homene their own furniture in the space. Decluttering your home of your personal items will let a buyer think about their own things in the home. Trust me on this folks, many, many people can not get past what they see. I’ve had clients walk away from houses they don’t like because one room was painted lime green. I offered to paint it for them, and they still couldn’t get past it!
  3. Curb Appeal is a must! In my experience over the last five years, buyCurb Appealer don’t want to do a lot of work. It takes a very special buyer to see a wreck of a house and say, “I’ll buy it and make it beautiful.” Make it an easy decision for your buyers to purchase your home. Fresh flowers, a clear pathway to your front door, nice landscaping, are all factors a buyers want. In fact, you will get more driving-through-the-neighborhood-traffic with a house that is charming, and inviting.

These are just a couple of ideas that will help sell your home faster and for more money. HGTV has some great tips for staging. If you’d like some personal staging advice, call me toll free at 1-866-589-1646 or email me with some questions at Felipe@felipecrook.com

Felipe Crook

Fine Homes International Specialist

Prudential Americana Group Realtors

Las Vegas, NV 89117



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