March 1, 2012
Home Staging: Preparing your home for sale
by Audrey Larter
When preparing your home for sale, you probably know that your property needs to be clean, clutter-free, and in overall good condition. The benefits of home staging, making welcoming changes to boost home appeal to the highest number of potential buyers, and thereby selling more quickly and for a higher price, are also widely understood and accepted by home owners. Your home is the biggest investment you will ever make, so why is home staging not being done in all homes prior to being marketed by real estate professionals? A real challenge is how much work is too little? What is too much? Homeowners also find it difficult to find the time and resources to follow through on major suggestions given by their Real Estate Agent.
The furniture brought in was size appropriate and complemented the mature home. The couch and chair in the living room are classic in style and neutral in colour, and were placed to make the room appear larger, and compliment the focal point of the space: the wood burning fireplace. A mirror was placed above the fireplace, further making the room larger in appearance.
dining room after
bedroom after 2
The end product is a wonderful family home, boasting opportunity. With this property, buyers can focus on the great features of the home and not the stuff in it. When it comes to staging your home before selling, the impact is priceless.
About the Contributor
Audrey Larter is one of the newest additions to the DeClute team. Her willingness to meet and exceed clients’ expectations makes her an excellent choice for representation. Her areas of expertise cover a wide range of disciplines. She obtained a degree in Law from Carleton University and managed an international model and talent agency for eight years. Having lived in the downtown Toronto and Beach areas for 10 years, Audrey has gained extensive knowledge of the Toronto real estate market. Whether her clients are looking to lease, buy or sell, Audrey provides her clients with sound, well informed advice. She can be reached via email [email protected] or at 416-566-4305.
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