Staging Your Home to Get More Showings

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Staging your home will make it more receptive and inviting to buyers.  Has your home been on the market for a while now?  Are you getting showings but no offers?  A little bit of work on your behalf will help your situation and produce more showings.

The days of just cleaning and painting before putting your home on the market are over.  Staging your home is a process of marketing that will make your home stand out above the rest. This process ensures that buyers will be more attracted to your property which will in turn produce more showings and a quicker sale.

If your home is already on the market, you need to get right to work. Start by addressing the curb appeal of your home. Most buyers drive by several homes at once before making an appointment to go inside any of them. If you were the buyer, what would your first impression be of the outside of your home? Would you want to take the next step and see the inside?  

Determine your budget and dig in by doing any repairs that take way from your curb appeal. Your goal is get these buyers inside your front door. Staging your home to improve its curb appeal should make buyers say "wow" when they pull up to your driveway.

Now you can move to the interior of your home. Your goal here is to make your home as welcoming, appealing, and attractive as possible. You need to make your buyers feel like this is the home for them by producing an inviting space where they would love to live.

You will need to enhance your living space by emphasizing its best selling features. Each room should reflect its intended function. For example, the living room should be the living room, not the office.  De-personalize so your buyers can see themselves in each space, not you. Make use of harmonious color that looks fresh and clean. Take a look at your lighting because buyers love homes that are light and bright.

And most importantly, don't give up. Staging your home is the best way to make it more appealing and marketable. Taking the time and spending the money to stage your home is much more effective and will cost less than reducing your asking price.  When your home is in tip top shape the quality of your showings will be better and you will get more of them.  You will increase the changes of buyers coming back for a second look.

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This article was published on 2010/03/27