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January 22, 2018

10 Staging Tips To Get Your Home Sold

Ready to sell your Garrett County or Deep Creek Lake home? Here are a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it's presented in the best light. You wouldn't buy a $20,000 dollar car if it was filled from top to bottom in someone's personal content and trash. This is the same mindset you need to carry into selling your home that will be worth well over a $100,000. Check out the suggestions and tips below. I'm happy to provide even more ideas for your home and help you execute these tasks! 
 
1. SAY BYE TO CLUTTER

The best thing you can do for your home for sale is to get rid of all of your clutter! Make a rule for your home that for every new piece that comes in, one must go. One of the biggest factors to a cluttered home is too much furniture. Generally, in a professional staging, half the home owner's furniture is removed to make the house look much bigger. Look around your house and see what you can pack away. It'll be worth the investment to get a storage unit for a couple of months to store away a lot of your furnishings and goods.

 

Bedrooms are notorious for clutter... Make your life easy by packing and storing clothing and outerwear that you won't be sporting in the current season. Make sure to pack these items per season so that they're easily retrievable from storage. My listings are under contract in an average of 65 days. From contract to closing, it's safe to say you'll need about 6 weeks. So the entire process will take about 107 days. Plan for this when decluttering. 

 

2. FURNITURE GROUPINGS

It's largely misconceived that furniture pushed directly up against walls make a room look bigger, but this is far from true. Instead, you'll want to float your furniture away from the walls. Be sure the furnishings are placed to make the traffic flow in a room obvious. This will make the room more user-friendly and will make it look larger.

Position your sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groupings, like so ⬆️
 
3. TRANSFORM ROOMS

If you have a room that has only served to collect boxes or other junk, it's important to purpose the room to something that is functional. You can make it into an extra bedroom, a small cozy nook/reading room, etc. If it'