You have now invested in
Staging your home for sale. What an accomplishment! It looks
beautiful and you are now ready to go on the market... but the key
is keeping it Staged.
The way you lived in your home and the
way you live in your home when you are selling it are two different
things. It is very important that you keep your home in the same
condition that your Accredited Staging Professional®,
ASP®, has Staged. The chair that is now in a new room
may not be ideal for everyday living, but your trained
ASP® understands that the new placement is ideal for
selling your home. The placement of your items is crucial when an
ASP® Stages your home. The buyers must be able to
mentally move into "their" new home. Do your very best to keep the
furniture arrangements as they are. If it is imperative to make a
change, consult your ASP® before making any changes.
Chances are your ASP® will be able to make a change to
accommodate your needs.
It is also important for everyone in
the family to follow these 7 simple tips.
- Make all beds everyday
- Keep all toilet seats down
- Make sure towels are hung properly
- Make sure all crumbs are cleaned from counter tops after
- Turn all lights on when showing and have FM radio with light
music on during showings
- Don't leave dirty clothes on the floor and put all your
- Keep all counter top items put away
is a short period of time to keep up a Staged home. When the home is
out of escrow take everyone out for a family outing or a
Congratulations dinner. Simply buying the kids a new CD, toy or
concert tickets for your teen may be just the reward they are
looking for. It is important to recognize the entire family's
efforts. Good luck and happy Staging.
Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®
The Creator of Home Staging®
IAHSP® Founder and Chairwoman of The Board of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and Foundation www.iahsp.com
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