10 Best Do-It-Yourself Tips for $100 Bucks or Less

Home staging is a wonderful way to help your home sell more quickly!  Buyers are more motivated to consider purchasing a home that suits their family size, budget, and location requirements, but also one that appeals to their senses.  What will a buyer see, smell, hear, and touch when they tour your home for the first time?

Contrary to what you may have heard, staging your home to sell doesn't have to be expensive.  Sure, you can hire a decorator or invest in new furniture or renovations.  However, if you're like many sellers I work with, high-end staging may not be in your plan or budget.

That's why I put together the best staging tips for the do-it-yourselfer.  The list I've included has been useful to lots of other happy clients.  I hope you'll find it helpful, too!

Potted Plants, small or large, are one of the easiest and least expensive ways to create visual appeal.

Home Fragrance such as scented candles, sprays, and plug-in type fragrance gadgets in delicate scents can work wonders.

Steam Cleaning-Rather than investing in a professional service, rent the machine for one day, and rejuvenate carpets and drapes.

Baskets and Decorative Containers can help organize scattered items and eliminate clutter.

Light Bulbs and Dimmer Switches-Brighten dark areas and rooms or soften harsh light with dimmers and the newer soft light bulbs.

Paint over unusual colors or update stark white walls with a contemporary neutral tone.

Fresh Flowers-Inexpensive arrangements in vases you already own look beautiful and will smell naturally fresh.

Throw Pillows will instantly update an old sofa or chair or make a plain bed look luxurious.

Maid Service can be costly, but hiring one for a day or a few hours is affordable-and it's worth it to make a kitchen or bathroom sparkle!

Snacks!  A bowl of polished apples, a bunch of grapes or a plate of fresh cookies makes your home look warm and inviting.


Ronald Blanchard

Ronald Blanchard

CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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