Looking for some ideas on how to sell your home? What do staging professionals recommend you do to sell your Traditional-style semi-detached home in a Traditional-style neighborhood in 22204?

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Take a look at these pictures from 1206 Buchanan St S and think critically about your own home. The consumer will always pick the best value for the price . . . especially if the price tag is around $429,500.

Box up anything you don’t use on a daily basis. You’ll need to box it to move it anyway and small things take up an inordinate amount of space. This includes collectibles, kitchen gadgets, tools, jewelry, photos, toys and tech.

Is it just too good to throw away but not worth selling right now? Give it to a friend. That helps both of you.

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Do you need some advice on your window treatments? I can help.

Are you looking for a budget-friendly DYI upgrade that can move your home fast? Cream or white roman shades are also a good choice. If you want to make them pop, add a dash of color with pretty ribbon trim that can be sewn or glued onto the shade.

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Have you thought about your interior color scheme?

Soft whites, plaster gray, and very subtle colors can make the walls recede from the eye and make your home a blank canvass for the next owner. “Greige,” a pale gray with a beige undertone, is one of the most versatile colors for staging. This pale taupe is a cool, sophisticated hue that can elegantly complement most furnishings.

If your home was a movie, you’d want it to be a blockbuster. A big part of that movie’s success is the background music in your movie. The paint is the background music that sets the stage for your home to shine.

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When you decide to sell, you have to think seriously about removing some of your personal indulgences.

Your home is a personal statement about who you are. But when you put your home on the market, it’s no longer your home. It’s a product for sale.

When you decide to sell, it’s time to return the home to a less personal space.

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Consider these ideas:

  • Organize your work areas. For example, a well-organized laundry room can actually add a lot of appeal for very little money.
  • If you have a room that is snug remove superfluous furnishings. For example, remove nightstands in a smaller bedroom. Remove end-tables from a smaller living room.
  • Arrange furniture to maximize floor space but to create conversation zones where a buyer can imagine chatting with friends or family.
  • Flowers can brighten a room. A strategically placed plant can be an outstanding focal point.

Do you know the local real estate market? I do. How does your home compare to 1206 Buchanan St S? Arlington County real estate offers some of the priciest properties in the country. So, a home buyer here is going to expect a lot from your semi-detached home.

I’m Stuart Nesbitt and I’m an expert in Arlington County real estate. I’m ready to work for you if you want to sell your semi-detached home. I’m the person to call if you need to know more about your property’s market value today, and I can give you personalized staging tips that work in Arlington County. I’m a local expert on Northern Virginia real estate.

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Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.