Charleston Real Estate Professionals: You can learn the same home selling tricks that professional Charleston South Carolina home stagers use on a regular basis, for free. If you can afford to hire one and you are selling a high priced property you would be wise to do so. Their services are reasonable and professionally staged homes tend to sell more quickly and bring a higher price than those without the service.
Of course, there are many tricks of the trade that you can use even on the three to four bedroom, one to two bath house you are selling. It might not make sense to hire a professional stager in that case, as the profits aren’t that big in the first place, but you can certainly take some of the same steps. You will be surprised at how simple some of those steps are.
First, walk up to the house as though you are seeing it for the first time. An obvious fix would be to take down the Christmas lights left over from the last season, if they are still there. Look at the entryway and the actual door. You don’t need to replace the door if it’s still good, but you can certainly give it a wonderful new coat of contrasting paint to spruce it up. You can replace or add coach lights to provide a focus on the doorway.
Buy a temporary storage unit if necessary to store away all unnecessary items such as toys, excess books, and anything else that clutters the home. You can even remove all but the most sparse and attractive furniture. The old lazy boy with the worn arms may look perfectly cozy to you and represents a rest after a hard day’s work. The potential buyer will see it differently, so store it away for now.
When the extra items have been removed and placed in storage you can work with what’s left in the house to make it look like a model home. Accentuate the best and most interesting features while downplaying anything that has a questionable look. Clear out the corner of the family room where all the junk tends to live.
If the living room seems too sparse after you clear it out, you can add in a few simple items of décor. A vase on the end table or the mantle will add just the needed touch. The walls should only have a very few well placed framed pieces, but sorry, no family photos are acceptable. Store those away with the rest of the items in storage for now.
The idea behind staging is to give the buyer, any buyer, the notion that this is their new home. They can’t picture themselves living in the house as easily if there are photos of your family and your trusty old chair.
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