Selling Your Pasadena, CA Home? Stage it Like a Pro.

By: Tracy King Realty   02/12/2016
Keywords: Apartments, Apartment Search, Apartment Locating

Homes in Pasadena, CA never go out of style. Pasadena real estate is always a hot commodity. Why? For many reasons, not the least being that Pasadena is a beautiful city replete with beautiful neighborhoods, lined with beautiful homes. That’s the long and short of it.

When selling a home in Pasadena, one has to know, buyers expect a lot. While it’s essential to make sure that one’s home is ready for sale - ready to be showcased in open houses - serious home sellers go the extra mile to stage their home for a quick sale and larger sale price.

A huge misconception on staging homes for sale is that a professional stager must be hired to do the job correctly.However, you are just as capable of beautifying your house to attract the right seller. Here are some pro-tips that will enable you to professionally stage your own Pasadena home.

Exterminate the clutter
You may be comfortable with clutter, but potential buyers are interested in seeing your house, not your collections. De-clutter your home so the buyer only has room to focus on the beauty - not the beast - of your space. Counters and tables should be clear of junk and papers. Excess furniture or knick-knacks should be removed into storage. Get started early on packing for your big move while taking care of these small issues.

De-Personalize the house
Remove all photos and personal rewards from line of sight. Potential buyers want to imagine the house with their belongings. They are better able to envision their dream house on a “blank canvas” as opposed to seeing the faces of another family on the walls.

Strategic mirrors and lights
The combination of perfectly placed mirrors and lights will make your house more welcoming and open. The two primo spots for mirror placement is above the fireplace and along hallway walls. Some sophisticated mediums of lighting include table lamps, chandeliers and sconces that will contribute more glow and hues to a room.

Blank slate
The walls in your home should be neutral colored. Freshly painted, neutral walls have a tendency to widen the space and the air. Some buyers can be turned off by accent colors, so keep it simple and keep them happy.

Color accents
Throw splashes of color throughout the house to compliment the brand new neutral walls you painted. This would be a great time to invest in small rugs, colorful throw pillows, colorful bowls in the kitchen, or even arrangements of flowers throughout the house. These will help brighten the energy of the home.

Organic nurseries
Any child’s room or nursery should be cleaned and cleared of clutter, but feel free to leave the personality of the room in tact. People who are looking to start families become especially excited about seeing a child’s room in their “future” house.

Showcase your storage
Be sure to introduce your potential buyers to any grand walk-in closets or useful, hidden storage spaces. Any and all buyers will be elated to know that they can hoard their belongings.

Housekeeping?
Just like any fancy hotel, you should be able to bounce a quarter off the beds and feel the freshness of towels and hand-towels. If you must purchase new towels or bed sheets, remember to keep it neutral.

Welcoming smells
The more senses you can stimulate in potential buyers, the more likely they are to remember your house; this can be accomplished by candles, air fresheners, or exotic incense. To stimulate both their smell and taste, try making a batch of cookies and / or cider to really heighten their experience.

With all of these tips in place you can rest assured that your Pasadena house will attract the perfect buyer who will love and appreciate your home (hopefully) as much as you did.

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