Friday, November 19, 2010

Staging Works!

Before I even had a chance to tell you about our wonderful new listing on 2345 Sheridan Terrace in Minnetonka, we SOLD it!

This amazing home was previously listed with another agent and our sellers came to us asking what we could do for them. After deciding to work with Stafford Family Realtors, Sharla conducted a staging appointment and gave the sellers some pointers to get their home ready for market. Not only did a few minor staging items make a huge difference, we sold the home in 4 DAYS!

In a Buyer’s Market, first impressions are extremely important. Having your home prepared for market and staged to appeal to the largest group of buyers will distinguish your home above the competition. The proof is in the numbers: Staged homes sell 15% faster and for 17% more money.

The first suggestion she made was to paint the living room and kitchen. Take a look at these before and after photos.

Many different color paints on the walls can be shocking for buyers when they enter a room. Tone it down with more neutral colors. Pottery Barn offers free color books that have some great color options.

If you would like more information on staging or any suggestions, please feel free to visit and contact us today! We know what it takes to get homes sold!