If you’re seriously considering selling your property, it’s wise to think about staging. What do staging professionals recommend you do to improve your selling prospects for your craftsmen-style house in a Craftsman-style neighborhood?
Are your blinds and curtains going to help your pied-a-terre sell?
Textures, floral prints and wild patterns almost never help you sell your home. Box those window treatments now!
As long as you’re staging you’re house, should you consider painting it?
You can save a lot of money by painting yourself. On the other hand, if you can’t do a professional job, you’re much better off paying a painter to make your property look great.
Have you ever noticed that builders go with a simple color scheme? Unlike most property owners, builders sell a lot of houses and they have learned, as my experience has taught me, that a simple color scheme is best.
It’s time to sell. That means it’s time to erase your personal touches.
When you decide to sell, you have to think seriously about removing some of your personal indulgences.
If you’ve loved your home, one of the most difficult chores you’ll face is the task of de-personalization.
The best way to update a property is to paint it. It’s a job that many sellers can do themselves.
Here are six suggestions for making the work go quickly.
- Move the furniture. Get as much furniture as possible out of the way, and then cover what’s left with plastic drop cloths held in place with masking tape.
- Buy good paint. Top-quality latex interior paint will hide what’s underneath and make the job go faster.
- Tape the edges. Taping the edges with painters tape will speed up the job and make the results more professional.
- Work top down. Paint the ceiling first, then the walls, then the windows and trim and finally the baseboards. This will cut down on time spent repairing drips and splatter marks.
- Cut in the corners. Applying a three-inch band of paint around the edges will allow you to fill in the middle with a paint roller.
- Apply paint generously. Trying to stretch the paint won’t save sellers any money if they have to repaint.
Source: Paint Quality Institute (09/21/2010)