The most important thing to remember is: keep your home clean. Nothing will make buyer “run for the hills” like overflowing garbage cans, moldy showers, dirty AC filters. This is easy advise to take. And you don’t have to have time or money to follow But if you want to take it to next step, there are few other ideas:
It’s important to stick to neutral tones on your walls. It does not mean WHITE. There are few colors that professional stagers love:
“Halo” from Benjamin Moore’s off white collection- very versatile
”Silver Fox” – it’s not really silver, but actually looks more like a gray-beige- warm and cozy.
“Eternity”- which is gray/blue, great for bedrooms, bathrooms and south facing rooms
If you haven’t seen it yet, put BIG SHORT on your “must watch’ list . Not only it is funny and entertaining. Every scene is filled with the most talented actors in Hollywood. Two hours pass like five minutes thanks to great directing and editing.
But if you haven’t heard of this movie yet, don’t expect to see “feel good” comedy. Especially if 2007 Real Estate crisis touched you in personal way. I have been selling Real Estate since year 2000. And nowhere else, but in Florida, in Port St Lucie. My city was in headlines when market was going up (fastest growing city in country, home and land prices appreciating on daily basis). But we were also famous when market crashed (most foreclosures).
And still, watching the movie, I was shocked by how much I didn’t know of what was happening before, during and after crash. The least of it had to do with Real Estate. It was pure form of gambling (with someone else’s money). Really sad …But I guess that is why I like movies based on true stories. No writer can come up with scenario so unreal, weird.