31 Days to a Staged Home :: Day 30, Now Showing!






The photographer has come and gone, 
the Realtor has your home's MLS# plastered over every website in town,
and the calls to show your home are coming in.
Congratulations!
This is the exciting part!


Here's how to have spectacular showings:

  • When the real estate office notifies you that you are going to have a showing, make sure to give yourself adequate time to make sure that the house is perfectly ready to be viewed (if there are usually "stay-at-home" people in the house, assign each of them a zone in the house to tidy and get ready when "the call" comes)

And if still need more convincing that home staging is all about the details,
then  read this post that I wrote, entitled How NOT to Sell Your House :: 20 Tips.

The next topic, and the one that you've been staging for:


You have one more day to ask me any staging questions!
I will answer them all on the 31st, Q & A Day.


And now you do!
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where you can get your own copy!




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31 Days to a Staged Home :: Day 29, Nitpicky Details




Today, I am going to give you extra, but important, information
that will help you to sell your home that much more quickly.


Here we go!
  • Never list your house before it's ready. If you were getting married, would you walk down the aisle with your perfected hair, make-up, bouquet, and shoes--but wear a sweatsuit? Neither should you list your home until it's completed. Not only will your showings be (happily) fewer, your home will be an asset that any realtor would be glad to show to their clients.
  • Find a good realtor. My own opinion on "For Sale by Owner"? Unless you have a lot of time, experience (with legal matters--or maybe you are or were a realtor), and the patience to show, market, and wait for a buyer, don't do it. Realtors are professionals, trained to market and to sell a house. When home-sellers ask me who I recommend for a realtor, I immediately refer them to Dave Ramsey's site and his list of ELPs (Endorsed Local Providers). No one has ever been disappointed by going this route.



The next topic, and the one that you've been staging for:

You have one more day to ask me any staging questions!
I will answer them all on the 31st, Q & A Day.



And here it is, on Amazon!
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31 Days to a Staged Home :: Day 28, Hallway, Hallway Closet & Stairway



Hi!
Welcome back!


If it's your first time here, and you'd like to start at the beginning of this series,
which is entitled 31 Days to a Staged Home, 
click HERE.




Hallways, stairways, and hall closets!
Once you've decluttered, cleaned, painted, and updated them,
and if you have a stash of props from your Staging Area
are the most simple spaces to stage because they should be kept almost empty.
Remember the Pottery Barn/Timeshare feel that we are hoping to achieve?



Here are some examples of staged hallways, stairways, and hall closets:










P.S. I am getting a lot of fantastic questions from y'all!
Keep them coming!
I will have a Q & A Day on the 31st, the last (whew!) day of this series.

Please have a beautiful, blessed day!




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31 Days to a Staged Home :: Day 27, Attics & Basements


Hello!
Welcome to Day 27!
If this is your first time to this series, I recommend that you start at Day 1, HERE.



Not everyone's house will have an attic or an unfinished basement,
but if yours does, it's considered a plus to buyers so you must take advantage of it.
If you have a finished basement, I discussed this space
People typically use them for storage areas, but yours 
should not be shown with your stored stuff inside them.


These spaces are fairly simple to stage once they have been cleared out.


Tomorrow we're moving into the Hallway & Stairway.


Only three more days to ask me staging questions!
Ask me in the comments below, 
and I will answer them on Day 31 :: Q & A.


So here it is!
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Happy Staging! Happy Selling! Happy Moving!


Jaime
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31 Days to a Staged Home :: Day 26, The Garage & Shed


Hi!
Welcome back!
If it's your first time here, and you'd like to start at the beginning of this series,
which is entitled 31 Days to a Staged Home, 
click HERE.








A neatened shed.



Tomorrow's subject is the staging of the 

I pray that your day is filled with hope and laughter!



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Happy Staging! Happy Selling! 



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31 Days to a Staged Home ::Day 25, The Laundry Room



Hello!
Welcome to Day 25!
If this is your first time to this series and you'd like to start from Day 1,
click HERE.



Ah, the neglected laundry room,
where piles of clothes wait to be sorted, pre-treated, and washed,
where shelves and cabinets are filled with everything else
that we don't want to be stored in other rooms.
It's usually dusty, dank, and dark.
It's usually the last room that we think about staging,
but it is so very important to make every space worth living in,
so that a buyer can fall in love with your house and make it their home.

Before and after of a laundry closet.





Tomorrow?
See you then!




And now you can view it all at once.
This series is now a book on Amazon, and if you click the book below,
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Happy Staging! Happy Selling!




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31 Days to a Staged Home :: Day 24, Other Bathrooms


Hi!
I'm so glad that you got here!
If you're a first-timer, welcome!
You may want to begin this Home Staging series HERE, from the 1st day.








Here are some simple ways to stage the other bathrooms in your house to sell:

  • The smaller bathrooms need to feel spacious: this means that less is more, so keep it really simple
  • If the bath is clean, de-cluttered, and updated, and painted, all that's needed here is a new shower curtain (white is best) and liner, a bath rug, a set of white towels (two each: bath, hand, and washcloths), a new soap pump, greenery, and a tall lidded basket (under the sink to hide toiletries)

Tomorrow's post covers
Please have a beautiful day!


P.S. Don't forget that Day 31 is Q & A day.
If there's anything you'd like to know, just ask me in the comments,
and I will compile them and address them on the 31st.
I've gotten some fantastic questions already!
Thank you! 




And now you can!
This series has been compiled into a book on Amazon.
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Thank you!



Happy Staging! Happy Selling!



Jaime

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31 Days to a Staged Home :: Day 23, Other Bedrooms



Hi!
Welcome!
I'm so happy that you're here!
I highly recommend, if this is your first time to this series,
to start at Day #1: HERE.





Bedrooms, 
once they've been decluttered, cleaned, painted, and updated,
are fairly simple to stage.


In this little girl's room, 
(which I decided didn't need to be painted since the decor was tasteful)
the wallpaper was simplified, the chair with "Emmy" on it removed,
and the bedding was made more neutral.
Sometimes, simple changes make a big impact.



Tomorrow's discussion?
The house's Other Bathrooms.


Keep those questions coming!
I have about 45 to answer so far!
I will answer them all on Day 31: Q & A.



And now it's here, all the information from all 31 days of the series, in one book.
Just click on the book below to be taken to Amazon to get a copy for yourself or to share.



Happy Staging! Happy Selling!


Jaime
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31 Days to a Staged Home :: Day 22, The Master Bedroom & Bathroom


Hello!
Welcome to Day 10!
If this is your first time to this series,
 I recommend starting from Day 1, HERE.





The master bedroom is one of the spaces in your house 
on which buyers cast a keen and discerning eye.
They need to know if this room is big enough, bright enough, quiet enough, and cozy enough.



It is quite simple, actually, to stage a master bedroom and bathroom.

Assuming you've already 
declutteredcleanedupdated the lighting, considered the small stuff, and painted
then this room should be almost ready.


Tomorrow, I'll be talking about Other Bedrooms.
Hope to see you then!


Any questions?
Please ask!
I will answer them on Day 31 :: Q & A.

Blessings to you while you make your home!



And now it's here, all the information from all 31 days of the series, in one book.
Just click on the book below to be taken to Amazon to get a copy for yourself or to share.





Happy Staging! Happy Selling!





Jaime
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