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Staging your home is of the utmost importance when you’re looking to sell. People entering  want to see it at their best, envisioning as their own. With a little de-cluttering, some minor updates and a tinge of TLC, you get make your home sweet home one that someone can’t wait to buy, getting you the most bang for your buck. Here are some simple ideas:

Plain & Simple

Your home should appeal equally to men and women alike. Consider a fresh coat of neutral paint throughout the rooms, as well as simple decor. This is especially true within your bedrooms. HGTV’s Designed to Sell designer, Lisa LaPorta, has some excellent decorating tips when preparing to sell, stating, “Get rid of features that seem too gender-specific. Paint the walls a neutral color, and choose bedding that matches. Then accessorize with items that complement the overall color scheme”.

Hey Good Lookin’!

As good looking as you are (we see you there, handsome!), potential buyers aren’t interested in looking at you. By removing family photographs, you are providing other families the opportunity to envision themselves building a life within their new home (rather than taking an awkward walking tour through yours).

Clear it Out

The less furniture, belongings and accessories, the better! The more open space available, the larger the home feels. Consider renting a self-storage unit in your neighborhood to place items while you stage your home, as well as keep boxes as you begin to pack. With necessary items out of the way, your home is sure to shine.

Curb Appeal

You’ve heard it a million times.. Never judge a book by it’s cover. We’ll, everybody does when they are buying a home, so make yours nice! Give your garden a new look by grooming shrubbery, cutting your lawn and planting some flowers. Your home will have an extra special touch as people pull up to the curb.

Utilize Your Realtors Expertise

Your realtor has sold countless homes, so be sure to follow their expertise as they offer you specific ideas to stage your home well. Remember, they know how to make your home look it’s best.

“Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they’re interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their shoes and see what they see within the first eight seconds.”Barbara Corcoran

So take some extra time to freshen up your home through a little elbow grease, a little storage and a little intentionality. You won’t be disappointed!

Happy Selling!