Staging Dos . . .
- Your house only gets one chance to make a first impression. Overgrown shrubs and broken gutters are the real estate equivalent of dandruff.
- Remove clutter. Go through the entire house and eliminate everything that would tell a story about you. Family pictures, collections, awards. You want them to look at your home.
- Clean bookcases and shelves. Align and group books by color and then size. With all decorative shelving, allow only one or two items on each shelf. Make sure they are clean.
- Take a hard, OBJECTIVE look at your furniture. What can you do without? A professional stager’s rule of thumb is to remove 50% of the furniture.
- “Float” sofas and chairs away from walls into cozy conversational groupings. An old school belief pushes furniture against walls to give an illusion of more space. That doesn’t work. Position pieces so the flow of traffic in each room is obvious.
- Keep your day job. Hire an agent and assist them in doing what they do best.
Staging Dont’s . . .
- Leave any animals in the house. At night, confine dogs to an enclosed mobile kennel if they must be inside. On days of a showing, store the kennel in the garage.
- Leave unfinished ‘do it yourself’ jobs for the buyer’s honey-do-list.
- “Clean up” by stuffing all the closets.
- Leave bills and private papers out, or, dirty laundry. If you absolutely have no place to put private papers, buy a professional, decorative box with a lid to place them in. A dirty clothes hamper with a lid is a necessity.
- Make your home smell like fake lavender or cherry trees.
DEPENDABLE MORTGAGE CO.
Rhonda Sherman, Owner
License # 100008357 NMLS # 381084
145 Grand Avenue, Suite B
Grand Junction, CO. 81501
Office: (970) 257-1502 or Cell: (970) 250-8613
Website: Dependable Mortgage Co.
Regulated by the Division of Real Estate
An Equal Housing Lender