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March 22, 2021

How To Stage Your Home for Sale

It is certainly unprecedented times. That is true in the real estate world today too. Despite this year’s pandemic, Cornerstone Homes has seen a record number of new homeowners making that smart decision to move to a new single level home with little to no maintenance and enjoy life as much as possible! And right now with the tight supply of homes on the market and the lowest interest rates on record, it is the perfect storm to sell your existing home! And the right time to enjoy living in a new home with features to make you comfortable no matter what life throws at you, neighbors who look after each other, and amenities to keep you active and smiling.

Cornerstone Homes carefully considers all your needs throughout the home buying process. Our Concierge program does just that. Putting your needs ahead of schedule. One of the biggest, impactful decisions you can make is to properly stage your home prior to putting on the market so that you will sell it faster and for top dollar!    Through this program we partner you with the area’s best staging experts to make this process easy and smooth to prepare you for your big move. Here are some important tips on “Staging Your Home to Sell!”


Why is staging so important for today’s sellers?  

Today's buyers are a generation who have grown up on HGTV and DIY Network — there’s an expectation that homes appear as they do on TV. They are consumers who buy everything online, including cars, groceries, etc. And naturally, they begin to make home buying decisions based on the online listing/photos of a home. Buyers today will literally move on to the next listing with just a swipe. Staging is all about marketing a home. 

How can staging a home to sell benefit those that are also rightsizing?

Staging and rightsizing go hand in hand. When you “right size” you are also decluttering and getting rid of items you don’t need or use. As part of the staging process, you are already ahead of the game when you are right sizing into a new home. 

Five Tips for Staging a Home For Sale

  1. Make sure your home is "show ready" before listing. It’s better to wait and list a property right than to throw it out on the market to see what happens.  
  2. Hire a professional photographer.
  3. Clean, clean, clean!
  4. Declutter, edit, pre-pack… less is more.
  5. Open blinds and remove most curtains (especially valances). Let the natural light in. 
  6. Update your paint color scheme — neutral is best! Update light fixtures as well. 

Our preferred stagers are a tremendous asset to our homeowners making this exciting move to a new home and lifestyle. At Cornerstone Homes, our Cornerstone Concierge Program is designed to make each part of the moving process easy, including staging your old home to maximize its sales price. Our staging experts are here to assist you with all of your staging needs!

For more information about our 55+ homes and active adult communities in Virginia, please call 804-215-0766.  You deserve this new lifestyle. With a variety of home designs to choose from, the next step will be to sell your current one. Stage your home – sell it faster!

The Cornerstone Insider.

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