Monday, August 06, 2007

Staging Tips from Lowes

  1. First impressions count. Roll out the red carpet for potential homebuyers by sprucing up your entryways, especially the one on a lockbox. Welcome mats, planters filled with seasonal flowers, and clutter-free foyers and hallways set the stage.

  2. Sell the space, not your stuff. Remember that the goal of a successful showing is to make a prospect feel at home – like it’s theirs, not yours. Put away your extensive personal collections. Less is more: open up your space so prospects can actually see what they’re buying.

  3. Paint and elbow grease work wonders. Fresh paint
    and a thorough cleaning will give you the greatest
    “bang for your buck.” Remember that neutral walls
    are your best bet when staging a home for sale.
    Lowe’s has all the right shades to make your home
    more inviting. Check out lowes.com for fun tools like
    the Paint Visualizer http://www.valsparatlowes.com/
    coordinate-colors.html.

  4. Go with the flow. Arrange furniture for easy traffic
    flow. Consider placing a major piece of furniture at an
    angle, such as a couch or desk. Angles add interest
    and can create a more open feel.

  5. See the light. Move lamps to dark corners and
    arrange window treatments so that natural light
    floods your rooms. Brighter is better, and your rooms
    will look larger. Visit Lowe’s extensive lighting section
    for the latest in fashionable, functional lighting.

  6. Go green. Live plants can add decorative flair,
    without spending a bundle. Plants and cut flowers
    have a way of warming up a room.

  7. Don’t forget the outdoors, especially this time of
    year. If you have a porch, deck or patio, clean the
    furniture and replace worn cushions. Breath new life
    into your deck with a fresh finish; Lowe’s has a variety
    of deck staining and sealing products that are easy
    to apply.

  8. Make the kitchen sparkle. De-clutter the countertops
    by removing toasters, food processors and other
    non-decorative items. If you have a breakfast table or
    counter, put out a couple of table settings complete
    with place mats, napkins and dinnerware.

  9. Warm up an empty home. If your home is vacant,
    consider renting furniture for key rooms, but don’t
    go overboard. Ask your real estate professional for
    advice, based on your home’s unique features and
    selling points.

Search the MLS for Ventura County Real Estate at:

www.HopeGoss.com

1 Comments:

At 3/18/2009 3:41 AM, Anonymous Joe Aldeguer said...

very interesting blog. thanks for the post!

 

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