Morrighu, Home Buyer in 75482

What should I do to stage my house to sell?

Asked by Morrighu, 75482 Fri Jul 9, 2010

I've found a house that I want but I need to sell the house I have now in order to buy it. What should I do to stage the house to make it more attractive to buyers? It's a newer Austin-style brick house on 2 acres.

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Hope it helps, Unfortunately I am not from the area however working with a Realtor will help you to sell your home quicker in any real estate market.

Good luck,
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Less is more! Take down pics, refrigerator magnets and declutter. Keep lawn tidy and house clean at all times. Alsways have your blinds open to let natural light come in. Good luck.

John J Mondello Jr, Realtor
Keller Williams
(225) 229-4411
"I find the house, you make it home."
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 9, 2010
J Lo gave you some good ideas. In addition, I would stress that while Buyers "buy with their eyes" (They have to like what they see.), they also are aware of odors, such as cigarette smoke and pet odors. For more tips on staging, please refer to my blog on staging, referenced below. Good luck.

Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 9, 2010
De-clutter is a must! Clean your carpets, fresh paint doesn't hurt either in pretty neutral colors, sometimes with an accent wall. Depersonalize the home as much as possible, as you want the buyers to be able to 1) Focus on the home, not on the pictures and 2) Try to picture themselves living in your home.

Make sure to move furniture to best accent a room making the room look the largest possible. But again, make sure that all the clutter is gone, and that the house is clean, clean, clean! Don't forget the front yard & front door! Curb appeal is SO important, and so is the first impression, when they walk up.
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My advice would be to start by eliminating any form of clutter you might have accumulated. Be sure to remove any table leafs you might have on the kitchen and dining room tables, this will help to make the room look more spacious. If you have multiple oversized pieces of furniture in your living room, consider storing or relocating any pieces that "shrink" the appearance of the room. This applies to bedrooms too! Not a bad idea to start packing seasonal clothes not in use, and removing them from the closets to expand the appearance of the closet space.
Find more staging advice at and
Good luck!
-Nunzio Salafia
Salafia Sold Team RE/MAX Plus
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 21, 2011
Hire a professional home stager! For a reasonable fee and in the space of one day, you can have a show-ready home. I am a professional working in your area. Visit me at
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 21, 2011

Most good professiona stagers will offer a wide range of services including a basic consultation for a set fee. This service normally provides the seller with a basic overview of the actions necessary to make a property more marketable.

Our cecommendation is to "bite the bullet" and spend a couple hundred bucks to find out what they would recommend specific to your particular home.

Best wishes,

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