Harmony In Your Home
begins at your curb ...
In these uncertain times, we are all looking for ways to
keep busy as we shelter in place.
If COVID-19 has interrupted your plans
to get your house on the Spring market,
Harmony In Your Home can help!
Now offering Virtual Home Staging Consultations!
Get the best price possible for your home
Virtual/In-Person Home Staging Consultations
The initial step in staging your home begins with my customized consultation, tailored to your home's needs. It's not easy for sellers to look at their home objectively, and see things that should be changed; this is where I come in. I will assess your spaces, room by room, beginning at the curb, pointing out details that a buyer might object to. Following this virtual or walk-through tour, my detailed report will offer recommendations to accentuate the features in your home, while targeting the "condition items" which could prevent lower offers.
Preparing your Property for Sale
Vacant or Occupied Home Staging
Staging your home showcases its best features, while creating buyer appeal. Research shows that staged homes allow potential buyers to visualize themselves living in these spaces, which, in turn, makes them more likely to place an offer. Also, buyers gain a perceived value of the home, and, often times, will offer higher than the asking price, especially if multiple offers are made on the property. In fact, 63% of home buyers say they would pay more money if the house is "move-in" ready. As a result, staged homes typically spend fewer days on the market (DOM). Staging contributes to stellar photographs, which ultimately increases buyers' interests and a greater number of on-site visits.
Refresh Your Home for the Sale
Creating that "Picture Perfect" Look
Open House Refresh / Style for MLS Listing
According the National Association of Realtors, staged homes sell 73% faster and, often times, for more money than unstaged homes. It is imperative that your home is "up to par" for professional photos and showings. If you are in need of refreshing your home before the MLS photos go live or if a "spruce up" is required prior to an open house, Harmony In Your Home offers these services as well.. Upon request, we work alongside your professional photographer ensuring that each room shows its very best.
Don't reduce the price ... boost the appeal!
Certified Staging Professional
A Few Thoughts on Using
Once your home has been staged by a Certified Staging Professional, it is best to work with a Professional Photographer.
Homes marketed with professional photography sell faster and for higher prices. Finding a photographer that specializes in real estate is important; they know how to use the staging to create images that evoke emotion in the buyer, while simultaneously capturing the salient architectural features and layout of the home.
It is my pleasure to personally recommend: Amy Harley Photography
Harmony In Your Home Photo Day
and Showing Day Checklist
Adjust temperature within the home.
Turn on all lights, including the one above the stove; open curtains and raise blinds, allowing the natural light to pour in.
Open all bedroom doors and ensure that all beds are made.
Be sure to check that TV's and monitors are shut down.
Empty, scrub and wipe down the kitchen sink.
Place a bowl of fresh lemons in the kitchen.
Grind half a lemon in the disposal.
Empty all trash cans.
Wipe down mirrors, sinks and bathtub.
Make sure all toilet seat lids are down and bathrooms have new toilet tissue rolls, fresh soap and clean, white towels.
Close doors to all cabinets and closets.
Place fresh flowers in main focal area; be conscientious of the height of the flower or decor so it doesn't distract from any exterior views.
Put on soft classical music, same station up/downstairs.
Wipe down glass surfaces, eliminating any fingerprints.
Eliminate all traces of pets, including bowls, pet hair and the pets themselves.
Make sure the pool and/or spa are crystal clear. Turn on filter and/or jets.
Put away any mail, personal documents or newspapers, then declutter.
Sweep the front porch.
Shovel steps to all exits, as well as walkways. Be sure driveways are plowed.
Park cars down the street.