Saturday, December 12, 2009

Home Staging… The Art Of Preparing A Home To Sell

A Guest Blog from Pam McCormick, Home Stager and Interior Designer
This can help you make more money when you sell your home!

Hiring a Staging professional is now a vital part of the selling process.
Marketing a property at its best first impression is now recognized as crucial to securing the best price in the shortest amount of time.

Staging will create a warm inviting environment that causes people to connect emotionally to the space. By de-cluttering it eliminates distractions, so buyers can focus on and remember the home and not the stuff. Staging neutralizes the space so that the home can appeal to the widest audience possible. It will highlight the home’s positives and downplay the negatives.

In an April 2006 AOL Money and Finance poll of over 15,000 people, 87% said that home presentation makes the difference in most sales.

The Master Bedroom is the most private room in the house, but when you are selling your home it becomes public and it should be well staged to look like a retreat for two. It needs to look like a relaxing bedroom and not a multi-function room. The buyers will get a different message if they see exercise equipment or work-related items such as a computer and reference materials.

The bed is not always the focal point. Look at the room and see if there is something you want to sell such as a view or maybe an adjoining deck. Then position the bed so it draws attention to the focal point. Keep the colors neutral and use bedding that conveys luxury and softness. Use lots of pillows and shams on the bed. It should convey a cozy feeling, like you can relax and have a good night’s sleep.

Please contact Colorado Stage to Sell, LLC if you have any questions about staging your home. We have over 22 years in the interior design business and we offer many different staging plans to fit your budget. We also do Senior-downsizing. If you or someone you know is thinking about down-sizing, please give us a call. We can help with staging the current home, deciding what to take to the new home, and setting up goals to accomplish it all, such as clutter management, organizing and motivation along the way. We will come out and give you a free estimate.

Pete Doty has been a Full Time Licensed Colorado real estate broker since 1985. "I go to work everyday for you & your friends, learning about our home town! It could be Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Franktown, Kiowa, or anywhere in metro Denver Colorado. Talk to me for real estate advice, properties for sale, multiple listing service, all available at Drop me a note to"

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