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Hardcore Tips For Successful Home Staging

Home staging is still a fairly new concept to many homeowners, especially those who have not sold real estate in the last 5 years or so. At this point it goes way beyond de-personalizing and de-cluttering your home An important part of preparing to list your home for sale, aside from listing it for the right price with the right agent, is making sure it puts its best foot forward, to appeal to as many buyers as possible. First impressions are lasting impressions and the fantastic home you may have gotten used to living in, for all your own fantastic reasons, may actually turn off many buyers for those exact same reasons. Your goal is to turn on as many possible buyers to the benefits of living in your home in order to distinguish it from the rest and get the highest  price in the shortest  time frame. Especially in a market where inventory levels are high, a typical buyer may be looking at 30 or more homes before buying one. How does your home compare and stand out (in a good way) to those other 29?  A recent article in Business Insider, called Guerilla Staging offered 7 tips for home staging your home for success. http://www.businessinsider.com/guerilla-staging-7-hard-core-tactics-for-sellers-2012-9

Stage Your Home For A Faster Sale

Home Staging

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Worried about trying to sell your home in this buyer’s market? Adopting some simple staging tips from the pros can help your home sell faster
The effort may be well worth your time, according to the Real Estate Staging Association. The group studied 174 homes that had been on the market for an average of 156 days, before homeowners hired a professional home stager. After staging, they sold an average of 42 days after re-listing.
But there’s not always a need to call in a professional for this job. “Keep that money for yourself,” says Thomas Rouse, who was a lead design producer at “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and has worked on other home television programs. As long as you have a friend with a strong eye to give you a second opinion, staging a home for sale is often something owners can handle on their own, he says[……..]
Read the full Wall Street Journal article, by Amy Hoak, with 10 tips for successful home staging at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304840904577422084009663536.html

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