How to stage your Emerald Coast Home for Quick Sale

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at 2:36pm.

 

 

In the movies, staging is used to draw the audience into the story. Props and lighting are used to create the desired mood or transport the audience to another place or time. When preparing a Gulf Coast home or condominium for sale , Florida realtors use the same staging tricks to help prospective buyers imagine themselves living in your home. 

 

Staging is about creating positive impressions. Emerald Coast realtors use staging to do two things:

 

Create a welcoming atmosphere and imbue your home with a pleasant sense of stylish sophistication. For example, to stage a bathroom, a bowl of flowers, a trio of tapered candles and some pretty guest towels tied with satin ribbon might be placed on the vanity counter.

Showcase the most attractive features of your home while downplaying any less impressive features. For example, to make a small closet appear larger, your realtor might ask you to remove everything from the closet then stage the closet by hanging a single lovely dress on the rod and placing a pretty sunhat on the shelf. While reminding buyers of the usefulness of the closet, the minimal amount of clothing makes the closet look bigger.

 

 Before listing your home, your realtor will most likely ask you to remove clutter and put away many of your personal possessions. This can be difficult for many sellers who are deservedly proud of family photos, treasured heirlooms and prized collectibles. It’s important for Destin home sellers to remember that when you put your house on the market, it is not you people are coming to see but your house. Clean, empty surfaces help South Walton Beach home buyers focus their attention not on your possessions but on your home which is the goal when you’re selling your Emerald Coast  home.


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