Like decorating a house, home staging, or “de-decorating,” is an art. It’s all about selling the house and the space inside it. This process has been proven to work by the following:
- Clearing out all the rooms one at a time so buyers can envision themselves and their belongings in the space. Decluttering by packing up collections and personal items (e.g. photos) early.
- Using accessory items and pieces of furniture in different ways around the house. Making the commitment to getting your house, condo or townhouse ready for sale.
- Taking the “sniff” test to detect any odors of pets, cooking, mildew, smoke and/or old carpeting. Living in our homes, we become accustomed to these odors, but they can immediately turn off a potential buyer when they walk in the door. Ventilate, deodorize and clean, then ask a friend or Kathleen to check the smell, as they do not live in your house. As Barb Schwarz says, “If you can smell it, you can’t sell it!”
Kathleen knows what buyers are looking for, and that’s a clean and peaceful place to move into. She’s ready to make your home the one they fall in love with!