Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Home Staging & Staging Your Home

Home staging is about illusions. It's probably how David Copperfield would sell a house. It's beyond decorating and cleaning. It's about perfecting the art of creating moods. Staging makes your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it makes home buyers want to buy it.

Contrary to what you might think, it's about more than preparing the house for sale. Staging is what you do after you've cleaned, decluttered, painted, made minor repairs; it's all about dressing the house for sale.

It's about adding the small details: the lipstick, mascara and, for simplicity, a stunning, single strand of Tahitian pearls.

Many people who are looking at a home as prospective buyers, cannot see a "vision" of what a house might look like when the sellers personal items are removed. They see what is actually there - not beyond. By staging your home, you will make it look more appealing to the buyer.

You can research many ways to stage your home yourself or, alternatively, you may wish to acquire the services of a professional stager.

Whatever you choose to do, by making your home cleaner, fresher and more presentable, you will increase the speed at which your home will sell by staging it properly!