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By Boyenga Team | Broker in Cupertino, CA
  • Top 10 Staging Tips!

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Cupertino, Remodel & Renovate in Cupertino, Design & Decor in Cupertino  |  October 20, 2012 10:56 AM  |  480 views  |  2 comments

    These 10 low cost tips will get you started on turning your house into a "show home".

    1. Consider the curb appeal.

    Landscaping is nice, but not
    in everyone's budget. At 
    minimum, lawns should be freshly mowed, leaves raked, or
    snow shoveled. Consider 
    a hanging or potted plant for the entrance. Sweep the
    porch, deck and all walk 
    ways and ensure garbage and recycling are tucked neatly
    away from the front of 
    the house.

    Scrub your front door, porch,
    outside railings and 
    steps. This is cheaper than repainting and makes a world
    of difference. Once the 
    outside entrance is clean, decide if the paint really
    needs a touch 

    2. Get rid of clutter!

    Pick one closet or area at a
    time so the task isn't as 
    daunting. Look at every item with a very critical eye and
    ask yourself why 
    you're keeping it.

    Forget about hanging onto items for a garage sale. Pick your favorite charity and donate it. You paid for these
    things long ago, why not 
    just give them away to others who REALLY need them?

    3. Watch where the eye goes.

    There are speedy and low cost solutions to many of the little problems that together make a home seem shabbier
    than it needs to.

    Walk along each corridor and into every room and check where your eye is drawn (better yet, ask a critical friend
    or family member). If 
    the eye is drawn to the chipped white paint on the door
    frame, take some "white 
    out" and fill it in. If it's those old nail holes in
    the wall, see if you can 
    hang a picture to cover them.

    4. Find a fix-it person.

    Ensure cupboards open and shut and that no taps are dripping. Look in all rooms for things you never got
    around to fixing and decide 
    which ones might be distracting to potential buyers. No,
    it's not OK for door 
    handles to fall off, even if you have learned to ignore

    5. Clean, clean and clean again.

    Most mortals can't live in a spotless environment all the time. This can be one of the more stressful aspects of
    having your home on 
    the market— but it's worth the effort to sell your home
    for top dollar. You can 
    hire a professional service to come in and deep clean
    everything; then take 
    20-30 minutes each day to maintain it.

    For the other five tips feel free to call or email the Boyenga Team and we will email you a Ebook with all of our Preparing and Selling Tips.

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