John's Seacoast NH Real Estate Blog

head_left_image

New Hampshire Home Staging - Feeling The Love

New Hampshire Home Staging - Feeling The Love

You've probably heard that once you list your New Hampshire home, it's no longer a "home" but now a "house" for sale....a product.  Although it's important to remember that selling a house is marketing a product, it's also important to make sure that your product is emotionally appealing to buyers

Janice Ankrett, professional Home Stager in Canada, suggests feeling the love when it comes to real estate preparation and I totally agree!

 

In Staging we talk a lot about de-personalizing a home. We talk about creating a neutral envelope and about helping the buyer focus on their lifestyle while they view the home.

That's all true, but we never forget to leave in the warmth. It can be a fine line and if you cross it, you lose that 'feeling'.... the feeling of 'home'.

So don't forget that lov'n feeling when you prepare your home for sale. Your home should look and feel like a home that is working for the present owner.

 

A child's room should be tidy and uncluttered but still have that 'cute' appealing look that makes a buyer imagine how pleased their child would be in the room.

 A Kitchen should be spotlessly clean and ready for the closest of inspections but not stripped completely. Here we walk a fine line between looking like a model home and looking like a kitchen that is functioning well for the owner.

If the style of your home means you entertain in the kitchen, add some 'dining' touches to elevate the space. Upgrade the chandelier and the table and chairs.

 

 

 

Make sure the Great Room looks spacious with good traffic flow but don't make it cold.

Show them where they can relax and watch a game or a movie with friends and family.

Turn on the fireplace if it's cold outside.

 

Master Bedrooms, no matter what the size, need to show the buyer their retreat from the world. Don't crowd it with excess furniture. Make sure the closet shows it holds a couples clothes.

If your bedding is tired, use the new bedding now. It will help you sell. Add touches of romance with candles.

Get the kids toys or the office area out of the room.

Yes, do remove family pictures, religious items and used soaps or tooth brushes.

Show the buyers a home you find comfortable, a home that works for you. Just don't show them those dirty sneakers, over flowing hampers, wet towels or make them smell last nights dinner. Leave the warmth but not the drudgery.

Leave that lov'n feeling.

 

 

 

Serving Burlington,Oakville, Milton, Hamilton & surrounding areas.     905-467-5353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

______________________________________________________________________________

 

LOGO     

Creative & Unique Solutions... One Room at a Time 

 

WHAT IS HOME STAGING?               NEW HAMPSHIRE HOME STAGING FAQ       

 

Professional Home Staging in New Hampshire

Portsmouth   Rye   North Hampton   Dover   Durham   Barrington   Rochester 

603.661.8524

 

                  Friend Sharon Tara on Facebook         Subscribe button         Twitter pinterest

 

Comment balloon 8 commentsSharon Tara • January 20 2012 08:39PM
New Hampshire Home Staging - Feeling The Love
share
New Hampshire Home Staging - Feeling The Love You've probably heard that once you list your New Hampshire home it's no longer a "home" but now a "house" for sale… a product. Although it's important to remember that… more
This New Hampshire Stager Prefers Selling The Hard Way!
share
Being a professional Home Stager in Portsmouth, New Hampshire I'm no stranger to giving advice to sellers. Now that my house is on the market I can honestly say, I prefer giving the advice to actually living it. Living in "sell mode" is… more
Twas The Week Before Christmas, And My House Was For Sale
share
Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house every room had been cleaned and prepared by the Stager and her spouse. The furniture had been placed… each accessory chosen with care, in hopes that a buyer, very soon would be there… more
Advice From A New Hampshire Home Stager - Don't Sell Your HOME
share
Advice From A New Hampshire Home Stager - Don't Sell Your HOME As a professional home stager in New Hampshire, I've seen too many sellers make this major real estate marketing mistake. Sellers who fail to realize that they must cut the cord… more
Selling Your New Hampshire Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment
share
Selling Your New Hampshire Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment For most people selling a house is not a common occurrence. If they do have any prior experience, it's from some years ago, and the market has changed significantly. As a New… more
Painting Your House Purple Could Get It SOLD!!
share
Painting Your House Purple Could Get It SOLD!! OK, not every house will sell if you paint it purple, but… if 80% of all buyers in your area were buying purple houses it would make sense to prepare your house accordingly! I had… more
Home Staging Consult - "I Wish We had Done This Sooner! "
share
As a Home Stager here in New Hampshire I've helped many clients prepare their house for sale One thing I hear over and over again is "I wish we had done this sooner! " For those who have had their house on the market for a long time… more
Sell Your House Using The Law Of Attraction
share
Sell your house using The Law of Attraction… The Secret To Selling You've all heard of The Secret.. the book and movie with the motto "Everything is Possible, Nothing is Impossible"… it's all about changing your life through the power… more
Want To Sell Your House? Think "Perfect Crime"
share
Want To Sell Your House? Think "Perfect Crime" Getting your house SOLD these days may require extreme measures. No, I'm not suggesting you break the law, but I do suggest you think "Perfect Crime" when preparing your house for… more
Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Do You Have The Bait Required To…
share
Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Do You Have The Bait Required To Hook A Buyer? Potential buyers have a lot to choose from because many New Hampshire sellers currently have their hooks in the water. In order to get a buyer's attention, you need… more