Home Staging to Sell
Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast.
Inexpensive staging ideas:
- Replace dated bedding sets ($60 – $500), window curtains ($100 – $600) and shower curtains ($40 – $100) for something contemporary and different.
- New paint colors on the walls. You can do this yourself for the cost of paint ($50 – $250) or hire a professional ($400 – $2,000)
- Update the kitchen sink faucet with a modern style piece ($150 – $500) plus installation ($100).
- Take out the original artwork that came standard with the condo and put in something fresh and different. You can even use your own photos and frame them yourself. ($200 – $3,000)
- Change out couch throw pillows ($45 – $250)
- Remove large boxy entertainment centers, especially any that used to hold a box TV.
- Add a framed mirror to any small living area, especially if you can reflect a view, to create the feeling of more space. ($100 – $300)
- Take out any damaged furniture.
- Change out floor lamps and table lamps for something modern. ($100 – $400)
- Change bathroom lighting fixtures ($150 – $600)
- Change headboards on the beds ($250 – $1000)
- Add a chandelier in the dining area ($250 – $2500)
More Extensive Staging:
- Install New Carpet or Wood floors ($3,000 – $6,000)
- Install stainless appliances in the kitchen ($4,000 – $10,000)
- Change out dated, worn furniture, especially dining table sets ($800 – $10,000)
- Replace doors with solid wood ($1000 – $2000)
- Replace baseboard or add crown molding ($1,500 – $3,500)
- Update kitchen cabinets ($2,500 – $8,000)
- Replace counters with granite in kitchen and baths ($2,000 – $10,000)