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Staging Your Home in a Hurry

Staging Your Home in a Hurry

Ideally you should have a week or two available before you list your property in order to stage your home and make it look its best for buyers. But, what if you listed quickly and within hours of the For Sale sign going up a buyer wants to view your property? In that scenario, you need to do some quick “staging” to get your home ready.

Let’s assume your property is already clean and tidy. Here are some other things you can do.

· Open the curtains, even at night. This will make each room seem brighter, more appealing and more spacious.

· Pull out some boxes or storage bins. Put away personal knick-knacks (like that bowling trophy) and other personal items to reduce clutter on shelves and countertops.

· Clear countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Put the old toaster oven out-of-sight.

· Make sure lighting throughout the house is bright and comfortable. In darker areas, plug in a lamp.

· Clear away as much as you can in the foyer. Make that space look open, uncluttered and welcoming.

· Clear away as many items as possible from the closet floors (such as shoes.)

· Move cars out of the driveway. Give the buyer a convenient place to park!

· Make the beds. Fluff pillows on sofas.

· Open a window and air out the kitchen, especially if you just finished cooking.

· Make sure your pet is in a crate or, if possible, out for a walk. Not everyone loves pets.

These staging tips take only a few minutes each, but can make a big difference in the impression your home makes on a buyer. Want more home selling advice? Call me today.

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Kelly Heintz

Kelly started her career in Real Estate in 2008 working as a Legal Assistant for a small law firm. In 2011 she started working with a top producing Realtor, and over the next 7 years turned that business into one of the highest performing teams in Calgary. Kelly’s passion, commitment and dedication for what she does makes her the right agent for her clients – regardless of whether they are buying, selling or investing in real estate.

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