In the past few months, we’ve talked about some ways to save money if you’re a homebuyer, homeowner or renter. Sellers, now it’s your turn. This installment of Real Estate on the Cheap will address the importance of staging your home â€” and how to save while doing it.
Repeat after me: It’s not your home
When you list your house for sale, it goes from being your home to being a product.
“Any time you are marketing a product, you want to dress it up pretty,” says Brandon Green, a Washington, D.C., real-estate agent. “But people don’t see their homes as products.”
If you were selling your car, you would toss out the fast-food wrappers, wash it, wax it and vacuum it, he says. And you’d get a lot more buyer interest â€” and money â€” than if you didn’t take those steps.
The same is true when you are selling your home. You want to present it as a beautiful, desirable product. And you want it to stand out from all the other homes on the market.
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