Staging your home

Real Estate Staging according to Home Gain is going to give you 1067% of return on your investment and 82% of Realtors highly recommend you stage your home before you sell it.

There are three things that determine how fast you sell your home:

  • Location
  • Price
  • Presentation and condition

According to Holly Bellomy, the owner of  Dallas Real Estate Staging there are basic elements to staging your home before it is listed:

  • Deep cleaning – make it sparkle inside and out
  • Curb appeal – Add a new door mat, paint the front door, plant flowers, etc.
  • Neutralize – Remove any signs of pets and address any odors.  Paint walls in neutral colors, remove wallpaper
  • De-Clutter – Remove any items smaller than a football from your tables and shelves and pack up collectables
  • Depersonalize – Remove any personal pictures or things with your names on it – particularly anything with your child’s name, activities, or photos.  This is important to protect your safety.

Home Staging Professionals like Holly Bellomy offer three basic types of service:

  1. Consultation which is a 1 to 2 hour conversation with suggestions for minor repairs and upgrades.  This may or may not include a written report.
  2. Occupied Staging which is a “Hands On” staging project arranging furniture and art for 1 or more rooms.
  3. Vacant Staging which involves using rental furnishings, art and accessories to make your home sell faster.

If you live in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex call Holly Bellomy today at 214-532-9677 to have her come talk to you about your home.

Holly also offers 20 tips for showing your home:

  • Wash windows inside and out
  • Sweep the porch
  • Clean all appliances inside and out including the refrigerator
  • Empty the dishwasher
  • Turn on all lights
  • Open blinds and pull back drapes
  • Put toilet lids down
  • Pick up bath mats
  • Empty trash cans and hide small trash cans in cabinets or closets
  • Clear all closet and pantry floors
  • Remove family photos and anything with your name on it
  • Play soft jazz music
  • If you have surround sound in a room, turn on the TV
  • Check corners of tall ceilings for cob webs
  • Make sure all light fixtures are dust free
  • Take the dog/cat with you when showing the house and hide the litter box
  • Remove plug-ins and electric air fresheners before buyers arrive
  • Leave one to two appliances on the kitchen counter
  • Keep the temperature in your house comfortable – this is not the time to save on utility bills
  • Hide prescription medications and extra keys