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Friday, February 25, 2011

Top Tasks for Staging your House for Sale

HomeGain recently surveyed nearly 600 real estate agents nationwide to determine the top 10 low cost*, do-it-yourself home improvements for people getting their home ready to sell.

As a professional Home Stager, all the categories included in the survey are about Staging a house for sale which is all about how to best present that property to the market.  The only category I don't discuss with clients is Electrical and Plumbing (although lighting, fixtures and updating I DO discuss) - ALL other categories would be addressed in a Staging Consultation and conversation with a Seller. top five nationwide home improvements that Realtors recommend to home sellers, based on average cost and return on investment (ROI) to sellers, are:

1.Cleaning and de-cluttering ($290 cost / $1,990 price increase / 586% ROI / 99% recommended)

2.Lightening and brightening ($375 cost / $1,550 price increase / 313% ROI / 97% recommended)

3.Home staging ($550 cost / $2,194 price increase / 299% ROI / 80% recommended)

4.Landscaping ($540 cost / $1,932 price increase / 258% ROI / 93% recommended)

5.Repair Electrical or Plumbing ($535 cost / $1,505 price increase / 181% ROI / 92% recommended)