Living in Your Home While It’s on the Market?
Staging can take the stress and worry out of getting your home ready for sale, and not going into a panic each time the realtor phones to say they’re bringing someone by that day.
Where to begin?
A consultation is a great place to start.
We’ll start by going through your home, room by room, and making a list of what you absolutely must have so it still feels like your home. I’ll also help you to decide what furnishings will work great for staging, and what to store.
Staging also helps you think in a different way about your items. So many clients have told me they wish they had removed the clutter and unnecessary items years ago.
One client even told me they look forward to going back to their home at the end of the day.
I’ll show you photos of what will appeals to home buyers, so you see why furniture needs to be placed in a certain way.
We’ll also go over what needs to be repaired and freshened up.
If you need to repaint a few walls I can help you choose paint colors, too.
Together we’ll create an environment that allows buyers to move effortlessly from room to room and imagine what it would be like for them to live there.
At the end of our consultation you’ll receive your own personalized step-by-step blueprint for how to prepare your house for sale, with a timeline to make your preparation seem very do-able.
Staying in your comfort zone
After the preparation phase it’s time to stage!
Depending upon your needs, furniture and home furnishings will be added. Other pieces will be removed and stored.
Art work will be hung and accessories strategically placed to help build the connection between the rooms.
I’ll also bring extra artwork so you can choose the pieces you’re feel most comfortable living with.
The Day of a Showing
My clients call my No Need to Panic Checklist a lifesaver. It’s designed to get you organized in minutes!
Instead of spending hours preparing for every showing, you’ll be able to quickly get things ready, and know where you put them so you’re not scavenger hunting for your personal items when you return.
When you’re working, or have to bring kids to school, or whatever your daily pace of living might be, this handy resource will help stop the, “What do I do first?!!!” panic before every showing.
Laura DuPont has been an accredited home staging professional since 2007.
PVHS (Pioneer Valley Home Staging) stages both vacant and owner-occupied homes in the Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties. — READ MORE