A couple of weeks ago, we decided to put our house up for sale. I’ve already discussed why I will not be taking a realtor to sell it (even though they call me everyday!). But when you sell on your own, you need to put all the chances on your side.
This is why we took a week to “make our house marketable”. We are far from being pros in home staging but we tried to follow a few simple rules:
#1 Budget not to exceed 2% of the house value (we actually used 1% in our case).
#2 Remove personal items such as picture frames and more extravagant stuff.
#3 Fresh paint where it is required. Neutral, palatable tones.
#4 Leave only the necessities in each room in order to make them look bigger and leave closets half empty for the same reason.
#5 Buy a few colourful / trendy objects to set the mood of your house.
But while writing about it didn’t seem enough, I thought of posting the “before” and “after” looks of each room where we did home staging. To accomplish the result you are about to see, it took us 3 full days of work and about $1,500:
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