Lindsay Reimers

Staging 

My real estate service come complete with a personalized marketing plan to get top dollar for your property. Many studies have shown that a well staged home can maximize the sale price and decrease the number of days your property is on the market. As your agent and with years of staging experience, I offer the best advice and guidance to ensure that all of your property's real estate needs are met. Take a look at some of my staging before and afters below.

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Why is home staging important?

Staging your home will help the property photos stand out online.  People love looking at home decor and interior design magazines and blogs for a reason. Most people don’t live in the expertly curated spaces we see on the glossy pages of magazines, and as a result, these model homes are typically more aspirational — most people would love to live in such a beautiful space. With so many people starting their home searches online these days, it’s of the utmost importance to stand out from the crowd. Capturing someone’s attention enough to make them want to come see your home in person is the goal.

Staging is effective because it emphasizes a property’s strengths and minimizes its weak points. It allows your home to be shown at  its maximum potential. Presenting a well-cared for home and creating a property that gives a positive  first impression. It attracts the attention and admiration of prospective  buyers, and encourages them to consider how your property fits their  requirements.

Staging can help potential buyers better imagine themselves living in a space. When a home is empty, it might be harder for someone to really imagine themselves living in the space. Things may even feel cold and uninviting, and you definitely don’t want potential buyers to feel anything but welcome and, well, at home. It’s important for potential buyers to see the home as a place they could immediately move into and begin enjoying. It’s all about creating an emotional connection: Once someone has fallen in love with the space, it’s much easier for them to commit to buying.

Staging demonstrates a home’s potential. If someone is about to make the biggest investment of their lives, they’re going to want to make sure it’s something they love. Depicting how a home could be lived in can show someone the real possibilities of a space. Maybe you always used that extra bedroom for storage, but if a potential buyer sees it transformed into a lovely guest bedroom their best friend from out of town could stay in when they visit, or a fun playroom for their young children, suddenly that extra bedroom takes on a whole new life.

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Preparing your home

       1. Plan Ahead

  • Walk through each room and criticize the home from a buyer's perspective.
  • Hire a contractor to handle any major projects.
  • Hold a yard sale. Sell, donate or trash anything you don't need.

    2. Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize

  • Thoroughly clean the entire home.
  • Scrub tile in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Clean hardwood floors.
  • Steam clean carpets and drapes. Consider replacing carpet if stains are prominent.
  • Get rid of all dust bunnies.
  • Repair cracks and holes in the walls.
  • Paint interior walls with neutral colors, like beige, cream or light pastels. Pale blues and greens are good for bathrooms.
  • Rearrange furniture to maximize space.
  • Organize room closets and store out-of-season clothes.
  • Remove all small appliances, toys, magazines and pet items.
  • Remove family photos, personal collections and medications.
  • Remove items from the garage and store them off site.
  • Secure valuable items, including cash and jewelry.

    3. Pay Attention to Kitchens and Bathrooms

  • Mop and wax/polish the floors.
  • Clear the countertops.
  • Replace outdated hardware.
  • Clean appliances and fixtures.
  • Clean and organize the pantry, cabinets and drawers.
  • Replace old caulking around sinks and bathtubs.
  • Remove stains from sinks, toilets and bathtubs.
  • Keep all toilet seat lids closed.