Updating A Home to Sell is a Must!

Updating a Home to Sell is a must if you want to get it sold. Here is a perfect example of that with this  Home Staging in St. Paul. MN

The owner is a 92 year old woman. She is a sweetheart and still sassy but had to move to assisted living. She had lived in this home for 60 years! How cool is that!

Many things needed to be updated but even on a tight budget we were able to make HUGE improvements.

First: Rip out the old, dirty and worn carpetShow off the hard wood floors underneath! Hardwood floors are a huge selling feature and even if it isn't in the budget to refinish the floors, let the buyer see what they have to work with.

Second: Paint!! It gives the house a much needed updated look with new colors and just as important it freshens up the space.

Note the difference in the photos below from these two things. The dated paneling surrounding the fireplace was also painted to match the walls giving it an instant update as well as accenting the fireplace. 

Painting the fireplace bricks would have been a further update that I would recommend but in this case we were unable to make that change.


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Third: Take down dated curtain. Having nothing on the windows is better than old!


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Fourth: Bring in modern furnishings. This shows the home at it's FULL potential not leaving the buyer in any doubt how fabulous it can look.  


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What a difference. If you need some assistance updating your home for sale give Rooms With Style a call. We will work within your budget, give you tips and help you prioritize the best places to spend your dollars.


Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.

CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer



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Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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