• DonnaLisa Albini-Knowles

Staging Tips to sell your home in Mammoth Lakes this year

If you’re thinking of listing your home in Mammoth Lakes, you may want to consider “Staging” your home.

Staging isn’t necessarily hiring a professional Staging Company to revamp your home, there are things you can do in order to get your home ready to show and for pictures.

Here are some tips in staging your home yourself:

  • Neutralize: Most people think that staging is about decorating, this is not the case. You are trying to appeal to the average buyer and if they make an emotional attachment to your home, they will see themselves living there. This is often missed and is a BIG part of staging.

  • Declutter: By rearranging or storing furniture, thinning out your closets, and reducing the things on your bookshelf can change a room. Too much clutter in a room will prevent a buyer from seeing the beauty of the room or its size.

  • Remove Distractions: You want to buyer to see your home and not your things so by storing your collections and family pictures a buyers won’t feel like they are invading your space. Also, don’t forget to store anything that may seem offensive for example something religious, political, guns, or animal trophies hanging on the wall.

  • Rejuvenate: By putting a fresh coat of neutral paint on the walls, washing windows, or replacing worn out fixtures can go a long way. A buyer sees these as something they have to replace and may start to subtract from your asking price or if it think it is to much they could walk away. Buyers want a move-in ready homes.

If staging sounds like too big of a task or you want professional help, consider hiring a professional stager. Hiring a stager may be cheaper than a price reduction or stuck with paying for two mortgages later. Additionally, if the home is vacant, it may not show well; you may want to consider renting furniture.

If you’re unsure and you want to know if you should stage your home or have questions about how your home may measure up with the other homes, call me today. I have the tips and suggestions showing you exactly how you can list your home with me to sell now!

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