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evierh

Nancy - Except in areas where a lot of people buy 2nd homes for vacation, if it's not a "starter home", it's probably going to attract people who already have a house full of furniture to bring with them. Just because the furniture is new & possibly done professionally, it may not be a buyer's taste .. and they won't want to pay for it.

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A Simply Staged Home

Nancy, if you are renovating to sell, you have already made a significant investment in your property so no sense cutting your nose to spite your face, so to speak. I recommend interviewing professional stagers because they will help identify your target demographic and stage accordingly. Although it may sound appealing to sell you home as 'furnished" unless your home is a vacation home, buyers in your market may not be interested in purchasing all of your furniture. Before hiring a stager, always be sure to check out their portfolios and ask them about their results. All staging is not created equally -throwing a sofa, rug and a few chairs in a room, does not mean the home has been effectively staged. As with all things, you get what you pay for! Best of luck to you!

   
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Ensign Accessories

If staging to sell, or even rent out, check out the websites where you can see whether a house is "under offer" or "let" - this then gives an idea as to what potential customers/tenants are drawn towards. Always agree about not having white paint on the walls - looks as if one cannot be bothered to chose a colour - even a slight shade is better than white - looks warmer, and more of a home. The difference between a "house" and a "home".


   

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