In this home staging in Vaughan I would like to show the difference between what your home looks like while living in it compared to when you are selling your home.
When you are living there you don't really think about how other people see your home. When you are selling, you are now selling a product.... and you have competition.
To accommodate your active family when you live in your home you typically
- place furniture against the walls to make room for active children
- no artwork is hung over sofas as the children play there and might bump their heads
- toys take precedence in the room over any adult activities
- don't think about drapery as the kids tend to pull on it while playing
When you are selling your home it is now a product for sale.
Buyers are looking to check off their wants and needs when they view your home.
To get the most equity out of the sale of your home and to have it sold in the least amount of days there are steps you can take to make this happen.
Step One- Hire an real estate agent that includes a home staging consultation as part of their marketing plan. To sell your home and get the most equity out of it you must prepare it for sale. A home staging consultation will give you the plan to make that happen.
Step Two- Follow the plan as closely as you can. If you have little time or budget to spare to do the prep work, let the stager know so that they can advise you on where to spend your limited time and budget to reap the most rewards.
Professional home stagers know what buyers are looking for. They can advise you on "staging safe" paint colours that buyers find appealing. Also, whether to replace worn flooring and with which product that buyers find appealing. 41% of buyers will pay more for a house with no "honey do" list.
Step Three- The staging day. Hire your stager to either stage your home to market it for sale or to do a follow up walk through to see what you have done and make simple suggestions if it needs some tweaking.
In this home all I did was take the "kid" centric feeling out of the room and show it as a place for family time with parents and children together. Baskets in red and white store the children's toys for easy access and to indicate whose toys are where. The client was buying new sofas, so I negotiated a discount for their purchase. Simple draperies were bought at a local discount store for $15 each. Artwork, vases, coffee table and end tables were purchased from Ikea and area rug from Rona Hardware.
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