A New Year’s Resolution – if you are selling your home in 2016

Yes you can have a New Year's resolution that isn't about losing weight or eating better. One that is specific if you are selling your home in 2016.

There are many things that are important when selling your home:

1) Hiring a top-notch Realtor that is going to market your home in the best way possible.

2) Selecting the best price for your home and area.

3) That horrible 'D' word…..DECLUTTER.    Stay Calm and DeClutter

Those are all things that are important but did you remember another really important one?

Home Staging

Yes….staging is just as important as everything else on the list. As billionaire real estate mogul and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran said "Staging is no longer an option, it is a necessity."

Here is a perfect example:

The end of 2015 I picked up furniture at two vacant homes that I had staged. One had been for sale for 5 months without a single offer. The second one was for sale for 6 months without an offer. The houses were staged with furniture and they sold within 5 weeks and 3 weeks respectively. A few WEEKS, not many months.

The numerous price reductions, the carrying costs of mortgage payments, insurance, heat and electricity, not to mention the headaches of all those showings!! Why not stage before you put your house on the market??

It doesn't matter if your home is vacant or occupied. Home Staging makes a difference. I talk to people every day that same of variance of "I really didn't think staging mattered until I started looking for a new home. I can walk into a home and know which one had a Stager come in and it makes all the difference in the world!".

Yes it does. A Home Staging Consultation alone will give you a list of everything you need to do to get your home in top selling condition. So let this be your New Year's Resolution for 2016……

"I will Stage my home BEFORE I put it on the market."

New Year's Resolution

It could save you a lot of money, time and head aches.


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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