Bay Realty Blog: August 2017

Preparing your house for sale-How to make it easy!

Very Good advice from Professional Stager Kathy Streib  This is the best thing you can do to sell your home and make the move to your next home!

Preparing your house for sale-How to make it easy!


It’s stressful selling your house!  Agents, home inspections, painting, cleaning, not to mention buying a new home and getting readyquestion for the home you’re moving to.


And then that annoying cable show is telling you that you have to stage your house too! Knock down this wall, remove the cabinets, replace the countertops.


Well yes, all of the updates would have been nice but sometimes it just doesn’t fit into the budget or timetable.


Let me give you the one thing you can do (well there are many but this one is important) that is relatively inexpensive, requires very little skill, and something you will be doing sooner or later.


What is it?


Pack it up!!!


home staging before and after



All you need are some trash bags, packing boxes, and packing tape.


2.Requires Very Little Skill

Pick it up and either throw it away, put it in a box to donate or give away to someone, or put it in a box to be stored until you move into your new home.


3.You’ll be doing it soon anyway.

Seriously your house will sell and you’ll be moving so this stuff has to go somewhere. And more to the point...the sooner you edit what you have, the sooner you’ll sell your house.


before and after staging

This seller packed up their personal photos and replaced the area with a mirror...less distracting, right!


In an ideal staging world, walls would be painted a lovely shade of neutral gray/taupe with white trim. Kitchens and bathrooms would be updated and the house would look like it just stepped out of House & Garden.


But, when you can’t, one thing you CAN do is pack up...edit the extraneous, and let your buyers see the possibilities.



home staging before and after office

Even though this office was just off the Master, look at the difference made by packing up the extras. 


 Kathy Streib 

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