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First Impressions Sells
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” —Dale Carnegie
The idea of living a simplified, uncluttered life with less stuff sounds attractive to many. They have considered the benefits of owning fewer possessions: less to clean, less debt, less to organize, less stress, more money and energy for their greatest passions. They are ready to declutter but some get quickly tripped up by the very next question… where in the world do I begin?
Many begin to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and defeated around the idea of decluttering their homes. That’s too bad. The decluttering journey doesn’t need to be as painful as some make it out to be. In fact, there are a variety of people who have come up with some pretty fun, creative ways to get started.
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you should stage your home
1. Get the Highest Price for Your Home. A well-staged home is aesthetically pleasing. Everything looks inviting, comfortable, and simple. It elicits a strong emotion from buyers: desire.
2. Your Home Will Sell Faster - The Association of Property Scene Designers states that staged homes sell for 43% more quickly than unstaged homes. 'Nuf said.
3. Staging Helps with Procrastination - yes, your stager will want many of your tsatskes and collector items put away. This is called decluttering and depersonalizing. You will have to tackle this at some point. Get it done early, store boxes in the basement, a POD, or rent a storage unit for a few months.
4, Staging Will Teach you a Few Things. Maybe you never had a decorator and you've done it all yourself. Those floral curtains in the bedroom, the layout of the pictures over the living room sofa, the furniture placement in the family room or the overlarge chair in the den. It all works for you which is great - but a stager might just show you "better" which is something you can take with you to your new home.
5. You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression - is a favorite line with stagers and real estate agents. If you don't stage before you list, guess what? You've lost time and money - the two things that are all but promised if you stage your home before listing it for sale.
You get a good feeling when you walk into a home that has been properly staged. It's not fake, it's more than just placemats and wine glasses on the dining room table. It just feels good.