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Home Staging Services

As a certified Home Stage Expert, I can provide assistance in preparing your home for sale and maximize your return on your investment.


The following are the top 10 Tips for readying your home for prospective buyers.

  • Curb Appeal - If your home makes a good first impression, buyers will want to see more.  Updating exterior lights, mulching and adding flowers are some inexpensive ways to  accomplish this.
  • Odors - Pet odors are a sure turn-off.  If possible, remove pets during showings.  Have your carpets cleaned by a professional.  If it needs replacing, consider hardwood or tile.
  • Spotty Improvements - Make sure any upgrades are consistent with the overall decor/theme of the rest of the home.
  • Family-related Decor - Remove pictures of family; buyers will have an easier time picturing themselves living there if they are not distracted by photos.
  • Remove Everything?? - A property shows much better staged with some furniture rather than an empty house.  Statistics show staged homes sell faster and for more than empty homes.
  • Clutter - Prepack.  Pack anything that is smaller than a football.  The more open a space is, the better.
  • Clean, Clean, Clean - Fingerprints on appliances and windows/glass doors suggests the home has not been cared for.  Dust on ceiling fans is another giveaway the home lacks attention.
  • Neutralize - If you are going to paint, choose beige or gray tones.  Bold colors, while they may go great with your furnishings, are not always a plus.  Some buyers can't see past the fact they will have to paint before they can move in.
  • Don't forget the outdoor space - An inviting lanai can be a great selling feature.  Keep the space clean and uncluttered.  If you have a pool, you might want to provide maintenance information.
  • Avoid offering an Allowance - Unless a buyer is specifically looking for a fixer-upper, most want a home that is move-in ready.  Factor in to your sales price any costs you incur to make your home ready!






Jackie Shore, Realtor

Memory Hopkins Real Estate

93B Orange St.

Saint Augustine, Florida 32084


Cell: 703-304-8160

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