Home Staging Tips w/ Jen Allen

Posted by Peak Realty on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 4:55pm.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a psychology behind staging a home. It’s the small details that add up to an overall impression that either positively or negatively influences the deal
  • The more a home appears to be well-maintained, the more buyers will be interested and maintain their interest after the deal goes under contract
  • Exterior items to consider addressing
    • Curb appeal (paint, siding, wood rot issues, roof condition, driveway)
    • Front door and doorbell
    • Lawn (dirt patches, weeds, dead tree branches, fresh mulch)
    • Screens
    • Window wells
    • Decking – stained and no broken boards or loose railings      
  • Interior items to address
    • Paint & Clean (walls, doors, trim) – Kilim Beigte by Sherwin Williams is a good choice for a neutral paint color
    • Declutter – Start now! You will have to do this eventually anyway when you move
    • Address the smell, if any (ask an honest friend)
    • Recaulk around sinks, toilets, baths/showers
    • Paint cabinets
    • Possibly update or add hardware
    • Carpets/hardwoods/laminate flooring (according to National Association of Realtors, 54% of buyers are willing to pay more for hardwoods)
    • Countertops
    • Professional Cleaning    
  • Stager and Home Warranty – the less a buyer perceives they “have” to do something after moving in, the more appealing your house will be

Home Staging – Some Practical Tips


Final Thoughts

Working with a professional stager and Realtor *early on* in the selling process is a smart move. When a seller makes more informed decisions about the staging of their home AND have more time to carry out these updates, the stress level goes down substantially.

Selling your home? Consider giving us a call:  303-345-8715.

Keelan McCamey, Realtor
Peak Realty

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