I see a lot of homes that are works in progress, and I often get this question: “Should we finish this project or just sell it like it is?” The answer is usually yes, you should finish those projects before you sell.
It’s really hard for buyers to imagine what your house will look like once all your improvements and repairs are done, so you have to show them! Show them your home’s potential to be everything they’ve dreamed of and more.
No matter how amazing your furniture and décor may be, buyers have a hard time overlooking things in disrepair, and staging should not be used to hide anything that’s broken or neglected. So before getting your house staged, it’s crucial that you make repairs and finish outstanding projects.
Got a hole in the drywall from your kid turning cartwheels? Gotta fix that. Electrical outlets with no covers & exposed wiring? Gotta fix that. Shingles falling off the roof? Gotta fix that. Got lots of repairs? Start early so you’ll have plenty of time to get your house in tip-top shape.
If you’re not sure what you need to fix, you don’t have to try to figure it out on your own! A home stager can show you what’s important and what you don’t have to worry about.
by Jennifer Westbrook | Main Stage Home Staging & Organizing
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