Taking It One Step Deeper: Home Staging

Before Staging

Many Overland Park home sellers tell me, “Oh, I’ve done that. I’ve decluttered, I’ve put away my family photos.” And yet when I see their home, I want to take it one step deeper. Remember, to sell your home faster and for more money you’ve got to be the best you can be.

It’s my opinion that there is always more you can do. There’s always more you can get rid of, straighten, perfect, tweak – whatever you want to call it. Think of it as if you are a contestant in a reality show. There is only one winner. And if you are a weak contestant, you don’t stand a chance. Are you willing to do what it takes to be that winner and sell your home faster?

3 suggestions of how to go one step deeper to sell your home faster and for more money:

  1. After Staging

    Leave your house and come back to it as if you were a buyer. Yes, put on your buyers hat and forget that you live there and be critical. It should be easy to forget that you live there because your house that is going to be for sale should look so different than the home you’re living in that you hardly recognize it. If it doesn’t, that’s your first key that you haven’t gone deep enough.

  2. Invite over your most honest, opinionated friend or family member – the one who knows everything and will tell you what she really thinks. Let her go through your house by herself, critiquing each room. Provide her with a clipboard. Let her be your buyer and give her feedback. If you’re not thick skinned, this could be the end of your relationship if you can’t take the criticism, so be ready for negative comments.
  3. Be ready to make some more changes. This is your reality show and if you’re not willing to compete to win, don’t enter the contest. Sell by design, not default. Play to win and you will sell your home faster and for more money.

Need help? Find the best home stager that’s good at rearranging and working with what you have to give you a better look. You’ll be amazed at the difference to make you another staged home sold fast.

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