Spend Fewer Days on the Market With Home Staging

Sell quickly in Tallahassee with home staging and with me as your REALTOR - 850-386-6160

As you are placing your residence on the market, consider the best way to sell your house: careful home staging. Home staging benefits include less time on the market and higher offers. If your goal is to sell your house quickly, think about a well-planned home staging strategy.  Lisa Carey is a certified professional home stager.  Staging guidance is provided free of charge to all our Carey & Hart sellers. 

Home staging is part of preparing your home for sale. Staging centers on on your home's presentation to buyers and buyers' agents while showing off the characteristics of your home with strategically placed furnishings and decorations so that your home looks as if it's more spacious and buyers can picture living in your home.

There is a difference between the way you live in a house and how you present a house on the market.  At times it can be a bit inconvenient, but keep your eye on the prize. You want your home to appeal to a majority of buyers - and that may conflict with your personal style. Hang in there.  Preparing your home for showings shouldn't be thought of as a problem. It can actually be a great time to let your creative juices flow. Together, we'll work to get your home ready, get professional photography and then an exceptional bid for your house. Start with this home staging advice and you'll see that your home sits fewer weeks on the market after listing:

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is your first chance to make a positive impact on buyers from a street perspective. The good and bad features that jump out at buyers shape their initial thoughts about your house and how you keep up your home's regular maintenance. Understanding this assists us in deciding what plan of action we can use to entice buyers from the street and into your home. If your house isn't attractive on the outside with touched up paint and bright garden plants we'll need to address those issues. In our humid area, a soft or pressure wash of the roof & drive is almost always needed. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house's final selling price.

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Sell quickly in Tallahassee with home staging and with me as your real estate agent - 850-386-6160

Make yourself at home...

Can buyers picture themselves enjoying game night in your living space, unwinding in your spa tub or hosting a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? When we turn marketing into a live showing or open house, we want buyers to envision themselves happily at home. We'll help you achieve this by recommending changes that enhance your house's features. We'll advise you put in storage anything that gives the appearance of clutter. Tabletops should be neatly arranged. Arts and crafts, sentimental items, family photos, and play time artwork should get moved out of sight. We can help you de-clutter your house. Unsightly or cluttered places make your home seem less spacious and buyers have a harder time imagining themselves living there.

Every room gets a once-over. Enhancements that directly impact your bottom line include easy-to-fix items like pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs steaming, fixtures & linens that need replacing, and windows that need washing.

We'll make sure your home is appealing and that it's friendly, steering clear of "dramatic" or "too-bright" hues on the walls and furniture. And if none of your belongings are there, you can think about borrowing furniture or we can loan you artwork & accessories to warm up the place and photograph better. You want your house to look ready to live in as opposed to barren.

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Setting the Stage
Once we've decluttered and arranged furnishing, we'll appeal to the other senses. Dark living areas can really dampen a buyer's spirits, so we'll do things like open curtains and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music playing lightly and make sure a delightful scent flows room-to-room. We'll incorporate cozy-looking throws, and pillows on your love seat and bed. Buyers should feel like your home is their future home. These little touches go a long way toward impacting a buyer's emotional response. 

If you want more information about home staging to sell your house quickly in the Tallahassee Area, contact Carey & Hart Realtors and we'll give you advice for the fastest ways to sell your house.