Top 10 Home-Staging Dos
Mother-and-daughter real estate pros Donna and Shannon Freeman break down the best ways to stage a home to sell.
- Set your listing price by utilizing area comparables, not based upon what you need to buy that ostrich farm.
- Put personal collections away someplace safe, like a bank vault in Zurich.
- Invest in a fresh coat of paint and get 150 percent green back on your investment.
- Disclose everything, especially the stuff you are tempted not to.
- Fix all running toilets, or risk flushing profits down the drain.
- Remember that "outside" is the new "inside." Show off all of your living spaces.
- Visit model homes to see how neutrality and spaciousness are made to feel so inviting.
- Grind a lemon in the garbage disposal – it smells great and it's such great exercise.
- Display the kind of plants that aren't injection-molded and painted in a factory somewhere overseas.
- Keep your day job. Hire an agent and assist them in doing what they do best.
Mother-and-daughter real estate pros Donna and Shannon Freeman of Designed to Sell and Secrets That Sell explain why some home sellers miss the mark when staging their homes.
Check out these man-made materials that mimic the look of natural materials without the cost and maintenance.
Matthew Finlason gives his home staging tips to help you get ready for a home sale.
Innovations provide environmentally beneficial and cost-effective alternatives.
Try glass tile on a bathroom floor or rubber sheets in a kitchen
Tile is durable and can give clean-lined elegance to floors throughout your home
Concrete is a stylish, durable choice for indoor floors
Cozy to walk on, this flooring comes in a rainbow of colors and can actually lower heating bills
Repainting your kitchen can be an effective way to spruce it up for homebuyers. Make sure to use a subtle color palette that is appealing to a wide range of possible buyers.
This surface looks and wears like hardwood but it's more sustainable