Staging Your Tahoe/Truckee Home To Sell – It Really Does Work!   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

We’ve talked about this subject before, but as pictures say a thousand words, we thought we’d show you what we’re talking about!  So many folks, especially second homeowners, just want to sell and be done with it, preferably without sinking any time or money into the property to do it.  To be appealing to potential buyers and to sell your home quickly, a little elbow grease and a few well spent dollars can make a world of difference. The home below sold in a matter of days!

Staging your home can take a mediocre property from ok to Wow! … and a nicer property from Wow! to Spectacular!!!

 

BEFORE

Living Room - BEFORE

Living Room – BEFORE

Living Room - BEFORE

Living Room – BEFORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AFTER

Living Room - After

Living Room – After

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As we’ve written previously, a house with too much furniture and clutter not only is uninviting, but makes a house seem smaller than it actually is. Inversely, a house with rundown furnishings or no furnishings makes a home feel cold and unappealing as well. Buyers often have a hard time envisioning themselves living in what is currently someone else’s home. Do them (and yourself) a favor and help them see themselves in the home you are selling. There are a number of Lake Tahoe and Truckee local Interior Design businesses and retail shops that specialize in staging, often drawing from some of their showroom pieces as temporary rentals.

Think of it like choosing a restaurant. You certainly want to be there for the quality of the food, but ambiance can play a big part in your enjoyment of the meal. In fact, ambiance can turn a restaurant with OK fare into something special. And so it is with a house. Staging can make it appear better than it may actually be. Playing up your home’s strengths will help distract from some of its shortcomings.

 

Kitchen - BEFORE

Kitchen – BEFORE

 

Kitchen - AFTER

Kitchen – AFTER

 

 

Not only does adding accessories and little pops of color add visual interest to a drab, lifeless room, don’t negate the power of good, professional photography to bring a space to life. Note that the only thing done to the dated kitchen above is the addition of tasteful and current yellow accessories and great lighting.

For more tips and tricks on getting your home ready to sell, read our previous article on preparing your home to enter the real estate market:

https://yourfriendinhighplaces.net/2014/09/16/setting-the-stage-for-selling-your-lake-tahoe-or-truckee-house/

 

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

www.lynnrichardson.net

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