Most people consider their bedroom a sanctuary - a great place to retreat after a long day at work or play. To cater to this need, a staged bedroom needs to convey this calmness. If you are staging a master bedroom, then try and achieve calm luxury. For guest rooms, gracious hospitality and calmness are good characteristics to have. For children’s bedrooms, try to imagine a quiet place to read a bedtime story.
For bedding, we prefer to use colors you would find in fine hotel linens - white or off white. Choose sheets, pillowcases and bedspreads in these neutral shades.
We also like to buy new linens if possible. They will look crisp and clean if you keep them just for showings. If you have a down duvet on your bed, consider folding it at the foot of the bed, or storing it under the bed in a box for showings.
The bed is where you can add punches of color to provide interest and contrast to the room. Throw pillows are much less expensive than buying shams and come in a rainbow of colors. Here is where you can add your navy, persimmon, or sunshine yellow.
Punches of color add a personality to the space without being taste specific. (We try and coordinate these punches of color on the bed with the window coverings whenever possible. It helps continuity and keeps the space from becoming too busy - remember, it's supposed to be a restful retreat.)
For many households, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home and the hub of family and social gatherings
Kitchen should be clean, warm /colorful and inviting
You're entitled to all you can net out of your home. But some say that there is a fine line between salesmanship and deception. I disagree. Painting a room to improve cosmetic appearance is salesmanship. Painting a room to hide leaks on the ceiling is deception. The difference is clear. That is why I recommend that home sellers do four things. First, disclose everything you can about your home, including defects you know exist and even ones you merely suspect. Next, consider having a prelisting inspection performed by a Agentfinder.sydney recommended Certified Home Inspectors” A FREE SERVICE” and give every prospect a copy of the report, if they want to purchase the inspection report. Third, encourage and allow prospects to perform their own inspections. Having taken steps that alert your prospects to the negatives frees you to emphasize the positives. Lastly, I recommend using a real estate professional to keep everything straight. Many a buyer happily paid full price after a real estate professional found them the right home. Both seller and buyer are winners when salesmanship is combined with honesty.
Think like a buyer. Prospects naturally want the best for themselves. They arrive at your front door wanting to find the right home. If you have done your preparation work, every room in your home will lead them to end their search. Get everything done before your first showing.
Tip: Videotape anything put into storage in case you later need to support an insurance claim or tax deduction.
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