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Four Home Selling Faux Pas

Putting your house on the market can be nerve-wracking because there are some obstacles that may pop up that are just simply out of your control. Offers can be redacted, unfortunate natural events can occur, a worldwide pandemic could arise (!), and not to mention, the overall real estate market can be unpredictable. However, instead of focusing on the problems we can't control, why not focus on the items that we can control? Before you have your listing go live, check this list of selling faux pas to ensure you're mitigating all future issues!

Working without professionals

This is the first faux pas because it's a big one. It may be tempting to try to do everything yourself. However, the fact of the matter is, you wouldn't try to perform surgery on yourself, so why try to do a huge task that professionals are good at working on every single day? This means hiring a certified real estate agent to do the heavy work and hiring a professional home stager like us to do the heavy lifting. And equally as important, hiring a real estate photographer to make those listing photos shine.

Staging by Staging Dallas / Photo by Lance Selgo (Unique Exposure Photography)

Too much clutter

Sometimes the items that you see every day in your home become so normal to you that you don't even realize they are there! Have a fresh pair of eyes come in to see what should be there and what shouldn't. This includes, but isn't limited to: children's toys, dog toys, junk on shelves and messy closets. (P.S. This type of work is included when you hire Staging Dallas!)

Bad paint jobs

What constitutes a "bad" paint job? Well, of course - uneven paint on walls, knicks, splotches on trim, or even an unflattering color. Cover all your bases (but not baseboards!) and give your home a fresh coat of paint in white or light gray for a quick and easy update! These lighter colors are also a more flattering way to show off natural lighting.

Staging by Staging Dallas / Photo by Lance Selgo (Unique Exposure Photography)

Refusing to Neutralize

We adore that family photo you have hanging from last summer on the mantle. However, as cute as it is, someone that's touring a home for sale wants to envision their future life in the home, not your current/former life. Removing all personal details and belongings is a good idea for any newly listed home. Start fresh; be simple!

Now you're ready to go live! If you need that extra boost of professional help, contact Staging Dallas today for a consultation.


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