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Seven Tips for Smart Staging When You List

03/01/2016

4609 Palencia Drive | Montserrat. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

According to a survey conducted by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and StagedHomes.com, 95 percent of ASP staged homes sell in 11 days or less on average. They also sell for 17 percent more, proving the staging process is a key ingredient to achieving not only the sale of your home, but getting the best price.

Here are seven expert tips for getting your home ready:

Tour your home: Pay attention where your focus is drawn while walking through your space. Highlight those assets – windows, tall ceilings or a gracious fireplace.

Wall of windows at 14 Valley Ridge Road in Westover Hills

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Neutral paint color: You don’t want potential buyers to be distracted by bold design elements or wall colors. Neutral colors make a room look light and bright.

Creams and tans on the walls at 9212 Heron Drive in Admirals Point

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Remove personal items: Pack away anything personal like photos or religious symbols. Consider renting a pod or off-site storage. Clutter makes a room look small. Open spaces provide room for a new vision.

Clean and de-cluttered at 1901 Park Street in Azle

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Spruce up your curb appeal: Trim the lawn, weed and prune. Your outdoor space is the first thing your potential buyers see, so it’s imperative to make the perfect first impression.

Orderly and inviting landscaping at 6829 Lahontan Drive in Mira Vista

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Streamline your furniture: Make sure not to confine traffic flow when staging your furniture. You want to encourage the buyer’s imagination by removing extraneous pieces that don’t support the overall design. 

Simple but beautiful at 4225 Ridgehaven Road in Ridglea

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Do a thorough cleaning and neutralize odors: Clean carpets and sparkling windows are a must. And ask your real estate professional or a friend to perform a “nose check,” because you probably have become accustomed to any smells of your home.

Sparkling windows and rooms at 3901 Inwood Road in Westcliff

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Don’t overlook repairs: Make sure doors don’t stick, fixtures have light bulbs and cabinet hardware is secure. You want potential buyers to recognize that your home has been lovingly cared for.

Professionals at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty can advise on how to present a home for maximum impact.

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For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

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