Budget-friendly Ways to Prepare Your Home to Sell

Posted by Laura Kocum on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 9:22am.

When you think about updating your home, maybe you think about granite counter tops? Flooring updates? Bathroom remodels?  While all of these updates can help you net more for your home, they also require cash up front.

What if you want to sell, but don’t want to put substantial money into these updates? Debbie Lea of Showcase Home Stagers says you can still improve your home’s visual appeal and perceived value. Debbie works with each of our clients, and her staging services are included as part of our marketing plan. Her innovative ideas, and eye for design have greatly enhanced our listings.

Debbie recommends looking at your home the way it will appear in the online listing. After all, your home’s online photos will be your first showing. Does your lighting look dated? Switch it out for a more modern design. Want to make your bathroom more appealing? Purchase an affordable framed mirror.

What costs a small amount to replace can make the room feel much more valuable. Debbie’s expert design sense can help sellers identify colors, shapes and styles that will fit beautifully in each home. She carries with her a list of resources (and photos) of affordable options in town. Many of her recommendations cost our sellers less than $100, and can add thousands to the final sale price.

Making new purchases is not Debbie’s only strategy to improve your home. Each staging appointment begins with a walk-through of the entire home. Debbie watches for items that can be used or re-purposed to make a home shine. Nearly every staging appointment includes re-positioning furniture, re-purposing décor, and modifying lighting to add a warmer feeling to a room.

Debbie’s work has proven to us that many homes simply need a fresh eye and creative mind. The investment is minimal, compared to the final sale value of your home.

Are you thinking about selling soon? Talk to us. We can help you get the right plan in place, even before you are ready to officially list.

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