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     Pre-Sale Preparation or Blendings
 
Preparing your home for sale is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that you will get top dollar!
Here are some general ideas...

You cannot sell what you cannot see.

Simply telling a prospective buyer what could be done with your home isn't enough.

Put yourself in your buyer's shoes when preparing your home for sale and make the very best first impression you can.


BEFORE                                                                               AFTER


                                                                  
MAKE IT SPARKLE
Make special spaces that exude the love and beauty your home has to offer. Buyers react emotionally to houses, and it is just hard to fall in love with dirty dishes, dust balls and bathtub rings. Before you allow agents to show your home, go through each room and make it shine! 

Cleanliness is very important, especially in the kitchen and baths. Items displayed should be organized and sparse, especially when it comes to everyday small appliances and toiletries. These are the first two rooms that come to mind when I begin to stage a home for sale. These should absolutely sparkle.

Deciding what items you can live without for the duration of your listing period and storing them (or perhaps donating them) is the way to go. Along with cleaning, de-cluttering, touching up paint, neutralizing color and creating vignettes of what I call "loving living" to attract your Buyer, the hardest part of living "on the market", is living lightly so your home is ready to show at a moment's notice.

It is a lot to ask, but the return on your home investment dollars can be substantially more if you make a commitment to your presentation and stick with it.  Call me, Linda Dettmer, for more information and a no obligation staging and sale consultation.  My real estate clients receive free staging advice for the entire house!

MOST IMPORTANTLY:  Your Buyers will indicate your market value by the type of offers you receive.  The price of a home is what the buyer is willing to pay and what the seller is willing to take.  That said... sometimes your first offer will be your best!


BLENDINGS
Blendings, is a service we offer to re arrange the furniture placement in your home, using what you have to bring you the most comfort.  You don't have to sell your home and you will certainly enjoy it more.


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