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Beschreibung

Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? Home Staging For Dummies delivers all the secrets to making your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money! It shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way.

Featuring eight full-color pages of instructive before-and-after photos, this completely practical guide demonstrates how and why to eliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, and pave the way for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house. You’ll get a handle on what buyers want and how to show it to them, find plenty of do-it-yourself tasks that add real value to your home, and get tips on producing photos of your home that will have buyers craving to see more! Discover how to:

  • See your home as prospective buyers will see it
  • Know what needs doing and what doesn’t
  • Master the three-step home staging process
  • Add real value to your home without breaking the bank
  • Decide whether to DIY or call in the pros
  • Create curb appeal
  • Make a great first impression with a beautiful entryway
  • Spruce up your kitchen, bathroom, living, and dining rooms
  • Turn your bedrooms into a buyer’s dream
  • Whip your mechanicals into top shape
  • Avoid staging nightmares

Get top dollar for your home — all you need is a little help from Home Staging For Dummies!

Autorentext

Christine Rae is the founder and President of Certified Staging Professionals.

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known television personality and journalist, specializing in sewing and design.

Klappentext

8 full-color pages of before-and-after photos

Make your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money!

Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? This no-nonsense, practical guide shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way. You'll see how and why to eliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, pave the way for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house, and much more to get top dollar!

Discover how to:

  • Make the improvements that buyers want
  • Clear out the clutter
  • Show off your home's best features
  • Woo buyers with curb appeal
  • Depersonalize and neutralize each room
  • Get rooms photo ready


Zusammenfassung
Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? Home Staging For Dummies delivers all the secrets to making your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money! It shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way.

Featuring eight full-color pages of instructive before-and-after photos, this completely practical guide demonstrates how and why to eliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, and pave the way for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house. You'll get a handle on what buyers want and how to show it to them, find plenty of do-it-yourself tasks that add real value to your home, and get tips on producing photos of your home that will have buyers craving to see more! Discover how to:

  • See your home as prospective buyers will see it
  • Know what needs doing and what doesn't
  • Master the three-step home staging process
  • Add real value to your home without breaking the bank
  • Decide whether to DIY or call in the pros
  • Create curb appeal
  • Make a great first impression with a beautiful entryway
  • Spruce up your kitchen, bathroom, living, and dining rooms
  • Turn your bedrooms into a buyer's dream
  • Whip your mechanicals into top shape
  • Avoid staging nightmares

Get top dollar for your home all you need is a little help from Home Staging For Dummies!



Inhalt

Introduction 1

Part I: Preparing Your Property for Sale 5

Chapter 1: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me an Offer 7

Chapter 2: Discovering What Buyers Want 23

Chapter 3: Finding the Fixes You Can't Ignore 37

Chapter 4: Color Me Sold: Using Color and Light to Sell Your House 49

Chapter 5: It's Not What You Have; It's Where You Place It 57

Part II: Three Staging Steps Toward Hitting a Home Run 73

Chapter 6: First Base: The Staging Consultation 75

Chapter 7: Second Base: Earning Equity with Elbow Grease 87

Chapter 8: Third Base: Showcasing Makes Your House Photo-Ready 105

Chapter 9: Home: Opening Your House to Buyers and Agents 125

Part III: Working Through Your House, Room by Room 135

Chapter 10: Curb Appeal: Making a Winning First Impression 137

Chapter 11: You Had Me at Hello: Entrances, Exits, and Special Places 149

Chapter 12: A Whole Lot of Living to Do: Living, Family, and Rec Rooms 161

Chapter 13: A Feast of Dining Room Staging Ideas 177

Chapter 14: Cashing In on Kitchens and Baths 191

Chapter 15: Inviting Sweet Dreams with Beautifully Staged Bedrooms 207

Chapter 16: Office Affair: Stage 'em Something to Talk About 223

Chapter 17: Behind Closed Doors: Staging Closets and Other Hidden Places 233

Part IV: Addressing Special Staging Considerations 249

Chapter 18: Dealing with Sensitive Issues 251

Chapter 19: Staging When You're Building, Rehabbing, or Flipping 261

Chapter 20: Staging Your House the Feng Shui Way 279

Chapter 21: It's Not Easy Being Green: EcoStaging 287

Part V: The Part of Tens 295

Chapter 22: (Almost) Ten Mistakes Sellers Often Make 297

Chapter 23: Ten Reasons to Hire a Staging Professional 303

Chapter 24: Ten Tricks of the Trade That Help You Sell Your House 309

Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Prepare Your House (and Yourself) for the Sale 313

Chapter 26: Ten Reasons Sellers Don't Stage Their Properties (But Should) 317

Index 323

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Conventions Used in This Book 2

Foolish Assumptions 2

How This Book Is Organized 2

Part I: Preparing Your Property for Sale 3

Part II: Three Staging Steps Toward Hitting a Home Run 3

Part III: Working Through Your House, Room by Room 3

Part IV: Addressing Special Staging Considerations 3

Part V: The Part of Tens 4

Icons Used in This Book 4

Where to Go from Here 4

Part I: Preparing Your Property for Sale 5

Chapter 1: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me an Offer 7

Turning Your Home Back into a House 8

Seeing the Property Through the Buyer's Eyes 9

Recognizing What Staging Is and Is Not (Hint: It's Not Decorating) 11

Running down interior designers' responsibilities 12

Defining an interior decorator's job12

Peering into the staging profession 13

Staging to make every moment count 13

Flying solo or calling on the pros? 15

Why Real Estate Pros Embrace Staging (And You Should, Too) 15

Looking into staging's benefits for sellers 16

Finding benefits for buyers 16

Highlighting benefits for real estate professionals 17

Setting the Stage: Three Steps to Sold 17

Step one: The consultation 18

Step two: Work, work, work 18

Step three: Showcasing your work19

Making Staging Happen with Minimal Stress 19

Taking a room-by-room approach 20

Reaching simple rewards 20

Remembering that the work is worth the effort 21

Treating yourself to dinner and a movie 21

Chapter 2: Discovering What Buyers Want 23

Comparison Shopping: Buyers Do It and So Should You 24

Evaluating your property 24

Identifying and Upgrading the Money-Making Rooms 25

Lighten and brighten 26

Add warmth and style with color 26

Clean and de-clutter 27

Upgrade kitchen and baths 27

Repair floors, replace carpet 28

Speed Dating: What Happens When Buyers Start Looking 28

Hitting the Target Market 29

Making the Most of What's Memorable about Your House 31

Is yours "the yellow one"? 31

Is yours "the one with all the art"? 31

Is yours "the dark one"? 32

Is yours "the one with the beautiful view"? 35

Chapter 3: Finding the Fixes You Can't Ignore 37

Having Your Home Inspected Before You Sell 37

Addressing the Fixes That Make Your House Safe 39

Looking into air quality 39

Upgrading the electrical system 40

Addressing the plumbing and hot water tank 41

Fixing the foundation and roof 41

Working with a Home Inspector 42

Making the Changes That Sell Your House 43

Produktinformationen

Titel: Home Staging For Dummies
Autor:
EAN: 9780470387351
ISBN: 978-0-470-38735-1
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: For Dummies
Genre: Betriebswirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 364
Veröffentlichung: 04.08.2008
Jahr: 2008
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 6.0 MB