By CLARICE SMYTH
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LOW COST STAGING TIPS
Staging Tips That Help You Sell
BUDGET FRIENDLY LOW OR NO COST STAGING TIPS
Staging is a must in today’s real estate market. Think of your property as the product and staging as the packaging. The cost of staging can vary widely depending on the stager, the available budget, the property, and the buyer’s expectations of the property. But what if you have little or no budget for staging… here are low or no-cost tips that will help you stage your property to sell.
CLEAN IS BETTER THAN NEW
The first low or no-cost tip to staging your property is to give it a deep clean. It is important to clean everything. Use appropriate cleaners for the ceilings, walls, windows, and floors. Don’t forget to clean air grills/returns, the light fixtures, and the hardware. Clean the inside of cabinets and closets. The upholstered furniture, hard surfaces, and pet areas need regular cleaning even if they don’t appear to be dirty. These hold hidden dirt and odors. . It is also important to clean the interior, exterior, garage, and storage spaces.
If budget were no concern then everything pristinely new would be a possibility. However, buyers are more repulsed by a kitchen that is fingernail deep in filth than they are impressed if the faucet or cabinet pulls are sporting the latest style.
MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE
The second low or no-cost tip to staging your property is to make the most of everything you have. Now that everything is clean, shop your home and create a layout that creates the illusion of a light and airy space. Remember less is more in staging. If you own too much stuff severely edit. If whatever does not work in the space – remove it. If you have too little to work with, rarely the case, then ask friends and family to loan you needed pieces.
STAGE THE EXTERIOR
The third low or no-cost tip to staging your property is to stage the exterior of your property. Curb appeal is the first impression your home makes on potential buyers. If you can’t get buyers out of the car, they won’t see the spectacular staging job you did inside. Clean the exterior, weed beds, trim shrubs, and prune trees. Do any needed repairs that are within your skill levels such as straightening flowerbed stones or pavers.
FINAL LOW OR NO COST STAGING TIPS
Of course, this isn’t everything that can be done to properly stage a property but it is an excellent place to start if the budget is tight or nonexistent.
Other things to consider while staging your home are:
Space planning or layout
The color story for cohesiveness
Avoid clutterings space
Keep it clean
Play to the senses
REAL ESTATE AND STAGING SERVICES
Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you have found these low or no-cost staging tips helpful.
If you are in Baldwin County or Mobile County, Alabama – or surrounding areas – I will be happy to assist you to stage and sell your property. ( I am a licensed Alabama Realtor with eXp Realty Llc. )
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