Preparing to Sell Your Home While You Live There
Is your home ready to be listed and seen by prospective buyers? There are solid reasons for first having your home staged—a service that typically costs less than a homeowner's exasperated first price drop.
When everything feels right about your home, it's easier for the buyer to fall in love with it. But it's hard to be objective about one's own home, especially when you plan to continue living there during the selling process.
Home staging can help. Several phases usually must occur prior to the final "staging" of your home, which is the frosting on the cake:
HOME WALK-THROUGH ASSESSMENT: If a Realtor hasn't already done so, Christina will walk through your home with you and identify the top-of-the-list things, including repairs plus interior and exterior improvements, that will enhance how your home shows. You can also request a prioritized written report of these room-by-room recommendations.
DOWNSIZING AND DE-CLUTTERING: You can arrange for Christina to work with you to de-clutter and de-personalize each room. In the process, preliminary packing can be done—a big plus.
STAGING OF ROOMS: With de-cluttering, repairs, improvements, and preliminary packing completed, your home is ready to be staged. Using your furnishings, Christina will arrange and decorate your rooms so that your home looks fresh and welcoming to potential buyers.
PHOTOGRAPHY: You can also enlist Christina to photograph your staged home for its online listing.
“Your three-hour home staging marathon—on the same day we had our first prospective buyer coming for a tour—was a blessing! We couldn't have gotten the house pulled together without your help. Thank you, and do not hesitate to use me as a reference for your services.”
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