You may have heard this word bandied about as a description of what you should do to prepare your house for sale. Many agents suggest that their sellers stage their homes and I, personally, believe that most staging is a colossal waste of time. Laying out copies of Architectural Digest in a tidy fan-shape on the coffee table, is, sadly, NOT going to sell your house (I wish it were that easy)! It’s about making your house most appealing to the largest number of buyers and what we, as agents, refer to as “removing objections”. You want to present your home in a way that leaves the fewest opportunities for a prospective buyer to find something negative. You also want to make it easy for that buyer to envision his furnishings and décor in the space, so remove or adjust items that are reflective of very specific taste—“vanilla it down”.
Obviously, you can’t do much about a small lot or shared driveway. Nor can you magically make your closets bigger. But you can make sure the trash cans are all put away so the driveway doesn’t look cluttered. You can be sure to blow the leaves or cut the grass (depending on the season) so the small yard looks its best. You can refold and reduce the number of items in the closet so it looks organized and not overcrowded. Click here to find out more.