I just wanted to take this opportunity to share a little information I thought you would find helpful.  After all, my goal is to sell your home as quickly as possible, at the best price possible!

One of the tricks-of-the-trade used before showing a home is “staging.”  Good staging looks at every feature of a home and finds ways to show it off to its finest advantage.  Whether your home is already picture-perfect or needs a bit of sprucing up, these staging tips, taken directly from decorating professionals, are worth considering.




The Top Ten Professional Home Staging Tips Every Homeowner Should Know


Create the illusion of space by rearranging the furniture.  Try different combinations or remove and store pieces that make it feel crowded.

Arrange the furniture in living areas into intimate groupings that suggest entertaining and ideal conversational settings.

Consider rental furniture, especially when the pieces you have don't match, are badly worn, or are in any state of disrepair.

Add decorative pillows and slipcovers in warm neutral tones to hide flaws and make pieces blend.

Eliminate clutter.  Store or get rid of appliances, gadgets, newspapers, mail or anything that takes up space or distracts attention.

De-personalize your home so buyers can imagine living in it.  Store pictures, awards, trophies, collectibles, and other personal keepsakes.

Paint walls in inviting neutral colors to cover flaws and freshen rooms.

Add small luxurious touches to bathrooms and bedrooms.  Think plush towels, fresh flowers, high-end bed linens, and pretty bath soaps.

Eliminate unpleasant odors and smells that can kill a sale.  Fragrant candles, plug-ins, and home sprays can help, but nothing smells better than clean.

Plants add an aura of softness and warmth to any room.  Large or small, real   or silk-they're a favorite of professional stagers.