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:
- 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:
- 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.
- Occupied Staging which is a “Hands On” staging project arranging furniture and art for 1 or more rooms.
- 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