Home Staging

Home Staging

We have talked a lot about home staging in Omaha to present your home in the best light for potential homebuyers when they visit. We said, “Home staging in Omaha is the act of preparing a house or condominium for sale. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the largest number of potential buyers, enabling it to sell more quickly and for more money.”

We made nine recommendations for home staging in Omaha, including Paint! Takedown the pictures from the walls, spackle the nail holes and paint. Stick to neutral colors.  Make the rooms look bigger.Removing furniture makes the rooms look bigger. Add furniture to emphasize the purpose of the room.

Home Staging

Now Al Twitty has shared 10 Tips for Staging a Home for Sale While Living in It.

1. Choose a secure spot for valuables.

Jewelry, cash, prescription medications, and sensitive documents should all go in a locking drawer or a safe. This way, you reduce the risks associated with having potential buyers in your home, particularly during events like open houses.

2. Consider hiring a cleaner.

No one can do everything themselves. Having a major deep cleaning done on the home before having photos taken for your listing can help make the best first impression. Then, have them back about once a week

3. Take this opportunity to reassess what you own.

Go through possessions to see what you want to keep, what you want to sell or donate, and what to toss. For example, many financial papers can be scanned and shredded, so they stop taking up space. Donate clothing if it is in good condition. Sell collectibles through Facebook or Next Door.

4. Pack what you can early.

A quick sale can mean having to move in a hurry. Plus, the home will look more inviting to potential buyers if there is less in it. Consider moving items into storage while your house is on the market.

5. Put a basket of booties by the door.

Having strangers track dirt into your home can be stressful. Booties can slip over shoes to keep your floors and rugs nice through your showings

6. Keep a day bag packed.

You don’t want to be in the home while potential buyers are looking at it. Keep a go-bag near the door with things you need when you have to leave in a hurry for a showing.

The go-bag can include snacks, a book, toys or coloring books for kids, and bottled water and juice boxes. You should also scoop up items like unopened mail, tablets, and laptops so they aren’t left behind while you are not around.

7. Make a checklist for showings.

Prepping your house for a showing can be stressful. A checklist allows you to make preparation systematic and cuts your chances of forgetting to do something. Items on your list can include fluffing pillows, opening up the blinds, and turning on the lights to make the home warm and inviting.

8. Ask your realtor for feedback.

Your real estate agent may have some insights into ways to stage your home most effectively while also living there. For example, if there are features that buyers seem to react negatively to, they can give you some ideas on how to combat those.

9. Make arrangements for proper notice.

Talk to your realtor about how much notice is reasonable before someone comes to look at the property. For instance, a two-hour heads-up before someone comes over can make the process a lot less hectic.

10. Have a plan for pets.

Animals can’t be left behind while buyers are looking at the home, so know what you plan to do in advance. Pet daycare can be a good option for a couple of hours. If you have a trusted pet sitter or family member, consider having your pet there for the duration.

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Of course, if you want to avoid the open house, consider calling Styl Properties, Inc. We are here to help homeowners out of any distressed situation.  

As investors, we are in business to make a modest profit on any deal. However, we can help homeowners out of just about any situation, no matter what!  There are no fees, upfront costs, commissions, or anything else.  Instead, we offer the simple truth about your home and how we can help you sell it fast.

Give us a ring. We would love to help you understand the process and to answer all of your questions. You can reach us at 402 999.0577

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