One mistake that many home sellers make is assuming that a perspective buyer can use their imagination to see the full potential of a space or home. In fact, a big open space can almost be overwhelming unless there is at least a hint of possibilities in the room. This is where home staging comes in. By eliminating the clutter and either organizing your furniture and decor or bringing in their own, in a creative and eye-pleasing way you can transform a once so-so space into a home that people will be clamoring to see. According to “The Times”, home staging can increase prices from 2-10% in a moderate market and up to 50% in hot markets or for luxury homes. With numbers like these the amount that it would cost to pay a home stager is well worth it. Since a big portion of home shopping takes place online it is key to have pictures that are eye catching and stand out among the other homes. By hiring a home stager to use their expertise to adds pops of color and inviting lay-outs you have a much better chance of garnering interest and in turn selling your home much quicker.
I have been a big fan of Jessica of Designs by J! Just check out the picture of her recent renovation on one of our Pendleton homes for sale. (417 McCloy Dr.) Not only does she offer the service of home staging but for those of you looking to spruce up your current home, in a short amount of time she can make a big, positive impact. She is graciously extending an offer to all of my clients for 10% off of their home staging needs. I cannot stress enough how wonderful she is to work with and how using her services will undoubtedly speed up your home selling process.
In today’s rebuilding economy it seems that most of us are trying to pinch pennies one way or another. I have decided that every Thursday we will feature some of my favorite deal site finds, money saving tips, or deals around town that are focused on housing decor and housing needs. Today’s Thrifty Thursday will spotlight a few of the best online deal site deals that I came across.
* The first one is a hand held vacuum featured on groupon goods. I personally have one similar to this and cannot tell you how often I use it (especially if you have kids or pets). This way you don’t have to drag out your bulky vacuum just to sweep up some crumbs. This also makes for a great house warming gift as well.
*My next great find was this dual AC/USB wall outlet on Eversave. It features 2 AC Outlets but has 2 USB outlets and a built in surge protector as well. For those of you who are constantly moving your phones and tablets around the house this is ideal!
* Last but not least my third favorite deal this week comes from my new favorite deal site for home items as well as cute clothing and baby items as well, called Jane. This week they have some super cute pillow covers for those of you looking to add a pop of color to your couch or chair.