How To Stage Your House for an Open House

If you need to know more about home staging to sell your home quickly in Carthage, contact Charles Burt Homefolks and I'll help you with preparing the best image for your house.

Sell quickly in Carthage with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - 417-358-6088 Prior to placing your house on the market, consider a proven way to sell your house: careful home staging. Some advantages to home staging include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. If your goal is to sell your house quickly, consider a well thought out approach to home staging.

Think of staging your house as creating a "style" for your home similar to what a publicist would do for a well-known celebrity. Just like creating a style draws the spotlight to a public figure, staging makes your house more attractive on the market.

Preparing your property for an Open House doesn't have to be a problem. It can turn into a thrilling and creative project. Together, we'll work to get a premium bid for your house. Use these home staging tips to get you started:

Curb Appeal Checklist

Start with the outside of your house, also called your curb appeal. Look at the exterior of your home from a quick glance from the street. What do you notice first? What positive features seem waiting to be noticed?Knowing this helps us to decide what plan of action we can use to invite buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't inviting with refreshed paint and colorful garden plants we'll need to address those as well. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your home's final selling price.

Welcome Home Checklist

Sell quickly in Carthage with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - 417-358-6088 Could a buyer picture themselves hanging out in your living room, unwinding in your spa tub or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your dining room? I want your home to welcome buyers and give them a sense of contentment. I'll help you achieve this by suggesting changes that highlight the features of your house. I'll help you get rid of items that give the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be clutter-free. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' drawings should get moved out of sight. I can help you de-clutter your house. Disheveled or busy areas make your home seem smaller and buyers have a more difficult time imagining themselves living there.

I know exactly where a room's best characteristics are and how to highlight them. Changes that directly impact your bottom line include fixable like furniture pieces that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need polishing, and windows that need cleaning.

Buyers want to see a house that seems comfortable. Decor that could be "loud" should be put away in order for your property to have likability at every showing.

Setting the Stage

I'll tell you when to show your home, because all of the changes come together to create a picture of what buyers can look forward to after they choose to buy your house. Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like draw back curtains and add lighting where needed to welcome the buyer. Together we'll enhance the ambiance with enjoyable music to listen to while guests look around your home and ensure a pleasing fragrance flows room-to-room. We'll include cozy-looking bedspreads, and pillows on your love seat and bed. We want buyers to feel like your house has the potential to be.

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