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Stage a House For Sale - 3 Big Mistakes That Leaves Money on the Table

Staging a home for sale is getting the house ready in order to show off its best features. For some time now people have been using home staging as a marketing tool to get their home sold and often time for more money. Since Selling houses and Home Staging has gotten more television exposure, more homeowners as well as Realtor's, see the importance of it.

Preparing a house to sell is no easy task. Some details can be forgotten and can cost you money. Here are three common mistakes people make when staging their house for sale. 
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Stage a House For Sale - 3 Big Mistakes That Leaves Money on the Table, continued....

1. Not staging the outside of the house. 

First impression is everything. The outside of the house is the first thing a prospective buyer sees. Go across the street and look at your house. What do you see? Is your yard in bad shape? Does the front door need repainting? Are the gutters coming loose? How long has the wood pile been stacked against the house. You'll notice things you haven't seen for years. You must assess your house and property with an unemotional eye.

2. Not de-personalizing the house. 

Staging is not about the ruffles you love or your favorite collectibles. It is about getting the house sold. You want to neutralize the house to appeal to the general public. This means packing and putting away, all your collections, such as sports paraphernalia, plates, and teacup, etc. Anything that is very personal. This goes for the kids rooms as well. Personal family photos should be packed away because prospective buyers want to be able to envision their family living there.

3. Not making the rooms look more spacious. 

After you have removed all the clutter from a room look to see if there is any furniture that can be removed. Usually, we do have more in our rooms then we think. Try taking something more out and then rearrange the rest of the furniture to give the room a feeling of more space. Buyers will be impressed by space and light.

There are so many tricks to help you stage a house for sale that are easy to do. It doesn't take a degree in design to learn the staging techniques either.

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