Pop Quiz! Test your Staging Savvy
True, False, Maybe or It Depends?
- Staging is for vacant houses only
- I'll sell if I can get the price I want
- All my friends love my house, so will the buyers
- Offering a buyer allowance is a better idea
- White walls will make a space look bigger
- Staging is expensive
- Buying, renting, and borrowing can all be part of staging
- Buyers should use their imagination
- Bathroom and kitchen renovations will attract buyers.
- Wallpaper is coming back
- It's still my house, and I have to live here
Done? If you're like most people, you got more 'maybes' and 'it depends' than anything else.
That, in a nutshell, is the real challenge most find in Home Staging. The look is just the beginning. The heart of successful Home Staging lies in defining a strategy, and making a plan for how it will work for YOU.
You probably wonder: What makes sense for my situation...my property, my market? What options align with my needs, goals and resources? What are viable ideas that will provide the best ROI? And how to even start thinking about it all? Yes, HGTV has brought 'de-clutter, de-personalize' into our everyday lexicon, but after you shut off the TV, can you translate that to your space? With your pets...kids...smokers...less motivated spouse? To your vacant...average...short sale...distressed or estate sale property?
That's why The Refreshed Home is hosting two Free Home Staging Workshops at the Mt. Kisco Public Library next month. Two different sessions: Saturday, Jan. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. or Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, and open to the public: pick the one that works for you, and mark your calendars now.
Click event flier (above) for details. Program is subject to minimum attendance, so please reserve your spot with the library 914.864.0137. Learn how to see your house through the eyes of a buyer.
We'll cover all the hot button topics above, and show you simple but impactful things you can do yourself. Whether you've had disappointing results with a listing already on the market, or are starting to plan for maybe 2014-this workshop is for you: it's suitable for ANYONE who has a vested interest in getting a property sold quickly, and for the best price (and that includes you, agents and lenders!)
Our local market is recovering, most indications are this will continue-even expand-in 2013, why not have your house be ready when you are? Come to a free Home Staging Workshop at the Mt. Kisco Public Library now-you'll be glad you did.