Reverse Staging For Problematic Florida Homes
If you’re trying to sell your Florida home, you’ve no doubt heard of staging. Staging is probably the single most important thing you can do to help your Florida home sell more quickly. But what you may not know is that home staging can also be used in reverse. What that means is that you can use home staging techniques to help distract from any undesirable traits that are associated with your home. Here are some reverse home staging techniques you can use to present your home in a better light.
1. If you have a room that’s particularly small, remove as much of the furniture as possible and replace with smaller versions. For example: if you have a small bedroom, remove the bed and replace it with a smaller daybed that doesn’t take up as much space. This will make the room appear bigger.
2. Do you have a neighbor that is a hoarder or is just downright messy? Try keeping the blinds closed and leave all the lights on while a buyer is touring your home.
3. Is there an extremely annoying barking dog in your neighborhood? Or perhaps, you live directly underneath the flight path of your local airport. Try leaving some soothing music on while a buyer is touring your home.
4. Does your home have some areas that appear dark? Try adding some additional lighting or floor lamps to brighten the area.
5. If your house seems small, remove as much furniture, decor and as many personal items as you can. This will make your home feel bigger and will be more appealing to potential buyers. Remember, just because your home has gotten too small for you, doesn’t mean it won’t be perfect for someone else.
6. Sometimes removing the doors of adjoining rooms, etc. will make the space more appealing. It’ll also help the space to look less choppy and cut up. This will help your buyer to envision what it could look like and they’ll still have the option of putting the doors back on if they so desire.
7. If you’ll be giving the buyer a carpet allowance to have the carpet replaced, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t cover up any stains or flaws with an area rug. The more you can present your home in a good light, the less likely a buyer will dig deeper to nitpick it apart. Oftentimes, when a buyer finds one thing wrong, it will have a domino affect. They suddenly begin to look for the things that are wrong rather than the things that are right.
You should never try to purposely deceive a buyer. You just need to have them get a good feel for your home without any distractions. Once they’re interested, they’ll look at your home again and make up their own mind about whether or not they want to live there. What one person perceives as a problem, the next person won’t even notice. Sometimes it’s just a numbers game.
Talk to your realtor about ethical reverse staging techniques. He deals with problematic homes every day and will have the experience necessary to help you get your home sold quickly and for top dollar.
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About the Author: Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida. Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties. Millie is fluent in English and Spanish with a strong network of real estate professionals worldwide. Other post by Millie Gil
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