We all know the feeling – the one where guests are due and you haven’t had time to clean the house. You shove all the…well… stuff into the back bedroom and shut the door (you’d lock it if you could).
Now imagine that feeling times 10. If you are trying to sell your home this spring, and you have rooms full of that…well…stuff — you’re in for exactly that.
You can prevent it all with just a touch of the staging approach for your Johnson County home. The Strevell Team believes so strongly in the value of staging that it’s part of our regular service we offer our sellers. Rebecca Emley, our on-staff professional, will rearrange furniture to improve flow, create vignettes that highlight your home’s best features and while she may assign you a bit of homework, it’s all with one goal in mind…to help potential buyers envision living there themselves.
Real estate is in large part an emotional selling proposition – beyond their basic housing requirements, buyers want to see themselves living a better life in their new home. The quickest and easiest way to make that possible is to simply get rid of that same stuff!
Here’s an easy example: while a messy home office – one stuffed with papers and files – will cause many potential buyers to think too cramped for me, a well-staged home office helps them imagine their own paperwork in control. To achieve a look that’s clean and simple, box up your files and clean out the dust bunnies. If you have allowed extra furniture to accumulate (like that folding table in the corner that holds last year’s tax records), go ahead and de-accumulate it!
Staging of any kind may not be your first choice for how to spend an afternoon, but selling your home is a business transaction, and when you approach the process confident that a little elbow grease will go a long way, your pocketbook will register the difference.
If you are, in fact, preparing for this spring’s selling season, contact us to discuss practical strategies for economically handling the repairs, remodeling, and staging that will speed the sale of your area home.image source