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Spring Cleaning & Staging: Now is the time!

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Spring Cleaning & Staging: Now is the time!

Here on the Seacoast, it is finally starting to feel like Spring! And since it is time for you to do your spring cleaning, you might as well consider an important factor when selling your home: Staging It.

However, no matter how clean your home is, or is not, staging is beyond just cleaning. The goal is to give prospective buyers the vision to picture themselves living there.

According to the National Association of Realtors® 2015 Profile of Home Staging: 

"Thirty-two percent of buyers' agents believe staged homes increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent."

A qualified real estate agent can advise you on how to 

1. De-personalize - a neutral setting to help a buyer envision where they would hang their family photos. This includes possibly changing your neon green daughter's room to a more popular shade.

2. De-clutter - a house can be clean and still have clutter. Use your spring cleaning and impending move to take this time to purge! Donate, have a yard sale, start packing or throw it away! 

3. Furniture Arrangement - Your real estate agent can help you by either using your existing furniture to help define a space, or perhaps they have you rent/borrow/buy a new piece to help display how an oddly shaped space might function better.

Check out Great Island Realty's Pinterest Board "Tips and Tricks" for more home staging and curb appeal advice! 

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