When you get ready to place a home on the market for sale it becomes a product, just like any product on the shelves at your local store it has features and benefits, pluses and minuses and there are other products to compete with. To gain an edge in your marketplace you must be priced right and look better than the competition. Sometimes it's difficult to think of a home as a mere product, but it helps to think that way so that you can get top dollar for your property and sell it in a reasonable amount of time.
When you sell your home you're going to have to move. When you move you're going to have to pack. Most of the principles of Staging just mean that you're going to pack up some of your things early. It's a little bit of work, but you're going to have to do it anyway, so let's do it now so you can get top dollar for your property in your marketplace.
Selling a home in this market requires more than a "for sale" sign. Competition is fierce, and if you want to get the best offers and sell quickly, home staging is essential. Staging involves cleaning, decluttering and decorating a home in a way that appeal to the most buyers.
First Impressions: When potential buyers approach your home make sure the front entrance is clean and inviting. Make sure the lawn looks great, there's no peeling paint and update any door hardware or porch lighting. Plant some flowers in planters and buy a new door mat to welcome the new potential owner.