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When it comes to selling a home in Toronto, home staging gives sellers an edge. Staged homes look impressive to potential buyers and sell faster. Selling your Toronto home is easier with the help of a home stager.
A friend recently forwarded us an interesting article in Palm Springs, California’s Desert Sun newspaper, in which expert Kenn Cross offers tips to help homeowners sell their property. “This is a very completive market and homes no longer sell themselves,” writes Cross. “A Realtor can use every resource under the sun to market a home, but it is up to the homeowner to prepare the house to be sold.”
Cross’ tips for homeowners are simple, and he reminds everyone that even though completing the tips is easy and will help a home shine, there’s always room for improvement. First on the list? Fragrance. According to the writer, small diffuser bottles can help cover up not-so-pleasant smells from pets, cigarette smoke or just that “old house” smell. He also recommends paying attention to your windows: Clean them and use window treatments. And instead of personal art on the walls, hang mirrors to “increase the perceived size of the space” and “help potential buyers visualize themselves in your home.”
Personal photos are a no-no as well, as they can make potential buyers feel like they’re taking over someone’s house, according to Cross. Don’t forget to clean — even baseboards, ceiling fans and under furniture — and de-clutter. Too much furniture in rooms and too many clothes in closets doesn’t look good. This is where home staging can really help. The writer didn’t mention it, but we feel home staging is a smart, efficient way to make sure you not only have the right amount of furniture in your home, but that your home looks as attractive as possible.
Our Toronto home staging services at Executive Furniture Rentals are easy and affordable. We have experts who can help you determine exactly what you need for your home and where it should be placed. We’d love to help you sell your Toronto home — contact us online or call us at (416) 785-0932 to get started. Additionally, we offer an amazing selection of Toronto used furniture and office furniture.
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