To Stage or Not to Stage Santa Cruz Homes for Sale

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 11:01pm.

With so many Santa Cruz homes for sale, it’s hard to determine how much money and time you need to invest in order to get your home ready for the real estate market. To sell your house quickly, one helpful strategy all real estate professionals agree on is staging.

In general, the goal of staging Santa Cruz homes for sale is to make it easier for potential buyers to see themselves living in that space.  From getting rid of the excess stuff we all seem to accumulate to filling a home you’ve already moved out of with furniture, you’ll increase your chances of a fast sale by staging your home.

3 strategies of staging

1. Minimize clutter – Buyers could completely skip over the positive qualities of your home if they’re too focused on all of the toys, gnome collections or stacks of stuff you have laying around. If you can’t part with the possessions, then rent a storage unit.

2. Bring in a professional – If staging is too daunting of a task for you, or you just don’t have time, hire a professional to get your home in ship shape. He or she might cost a little now, but will save you time and money in the long run.

3. Rent furniture – Not everyone has the money to go out and buy new furniture for their living room, especially if you’ve already moved into another home. Renting furniture is more affordable than you’d imagine. For just over $100 a month, you could rent furniture, sell your home swiftly and be rid of your mortgage payment!

From repainting a bright hallway for a more neutral look to putting your children’s larger toys in storage so they don’t clutter the living room, staging will take some time and effort, but your payoff could be huge.

If you’d like to stage your Santa Cruz homes for sale, but just aren’t sure which choices to make or where to invest, I can help.  Call me today at 831.662.6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com.

For additional information visit my website at www.MySantaCruzRealEstate.com.

Links:

Home Staging Training

Hiring a Home Staging Professional
 
Furniture for Rent

 

About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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