Staging....Can I do this myself?

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The answer to this is YES!  In certain instances, we recommend you hire a professional stager.  However, in most cases the homeowners are well qualified to stage their own home.  


Here are just a few highlights that we can recommend...

#1.  Exterior! can you stage the exterior?  Just a few items can make a difference.  Make sure to paint your front door a popular color, replace your welcome mat and put a great potted plant(s) near your door.  Do you have a deck?  Group your decking furniture and buy outdoor pillows to add color.  In addition, remove anything that doesn't belong.  


#2. Interior...there are many categories to stage your home inside as well.  

- Bathrooms - probably the easiest and most fun is to update the hand towels and any other linens like the shower curtain.  Removing everything off the vanity and only put a single item like a plant or picture.  

- Bedrooms - Declutter is the key.  Then add pillows and a comforter that is in season. 


#3. Magic Erasers...these things are super easy to remove scuff marks off of trim or wall surfaces.  If there are too many scuffs to freshen up, then you will need to bring out the paint.  If this step is mandatory, the best color is a neutral beige on the walls with bright glossy trim.  


These are just a few tips from professionals.  If you would like more advice, you could always look on our Pinterest account.  


And as always, please feel free to contact us if you want a more assistance with staging or selling your home.