What Constitiutes Staging?August 11, 2011
Even in luxury real estate, curb Appeal is literally the very first impression and can be easily accomplished by adding potted plants and flowers, power-washing patios and walkways, weeding the garden and mowing the lawn. It’s your first chance to make a good impression, so you’ve got to make it count. Make your home sparkle as if your mother or mother-in-law is coming for a visit. Mop, dust, vacuum, wash windows, baseboards. pay particular attention to odors, especially with our tropical weather and mold. And, making repairs to the interior such as fixing squeaky doors, chipped or smudged paint as well as broken fixtures
Pay attention to color and light, as a neutral home appears larger and will be less likely to offend previewers. Opening up blinds and draperies making sure there is natural light throughout the home and this is known as the most effective way to set a mood, remember first impressions are critical! Depersonalize your home by taking inventory and always put expensive and personal collections away someplace safe. With that being said . . . most of the time, potential buyers are easily deterred by a cluttered home. Removing excessive and personal items like photos, awards will help the buyers see your home and not focus on the will make it difficult for buyers to see past your personal style and may deter a sale. Taking yourself out of the picture makes it easier for buyers to imagine themselves, and their stuff, in your space.
In today’s hectic pace, being able to accomplish the tasks necessary to achieve the price you want for your home may not be an alternative, you should then consider consulting with a professional staging company for design direction and advice on rental furnishings to create an inviting home with broad appeal to a wide range of buyers. Locally, we highly recommend Coral Gables Show Homes. The Coral Gables Show Homes team is comprised of professional home stagers, architects and interior decorators. They offer a wide variety of options and services and have been a pleasure to work with.