So lets get started with staging your home for sale by owner. OK, I see you have your pen and paper at the ready.
When staging homes, I realize that every house is different so you may not have all the features we will cover here. Likewise, your property may have features that are not included on these pages.
You may not even have a backyard if you are selling a condo as an example.
Once you have your list, you can decide what needs to be done.
Here is a quick rule. When staging your home for sale by owner,if it cost nothing but some time and effort, do it.
If it involves paint or stain do it. We used to have a saying about paint. “$200.00 in the cans, $2,000.00 on the wall.”
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If you have more major issues such as the roof shingles need replacing, you have to make a decision.
One way to go is replace them. The other way is to put on your feature sheet. $xxx allowance for roof shingle replacement at closing.
Personally, I would always opt for to replace the shingles before placing house on market.
The only exception to the above concerning staging your home for sale, would be if you did not have, or could not acquire the funds to do the work.
If time is of the essence, you may have to hire someone to do some of the work but either way it's worth it. Remember, top 2 or 3 and Feelings are the flavor of the day.
Remember when staging your home for sale by owner you want to look at every area on the outside of your home.
Because every property is different, I can't possibly cover everything here. You are the one who is the best judge.
Lets pause for a small break here. Always remember when staging a home for sale by owner, you are creating feelings. I will repeat this again later, but I want to give you a brief insight now.
99.9% of potential buyers that look at your property, will also view other homes in your area! Not rocket science I know. Here's the lesson.
When staging your home for sale, make sure your house is in the Top 2 or 3 homes in your area for sale both in price and looks!
When the buyer for your house arrives, they will make the purchase for two reasons on most occasions.
Your home has many of the features they Need and Want, and....
It FEELS like HOME!
Sorry about the side trip. Now back to the list. You are writing down everything right? Good.
When staging your home for sale by owner, think of making the whole area as inviting as possible.
Ask yourself. Would I like to spend a few hours out here just enjoying the tranquility? If the answer is yes, you're in business!
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