STAGING – Simple Mistakes That Lead Potential Buyers to Believe There is Not Enough Space in Your Home

Everyone wants a home that feels spacious; this is one of the top requirements that surveyed potential buyers are looking for.

Often our homes have a lot of space but it does not appear that way. The way we live in our homes, our accumulation of possessions and inadequate preparation will tell buyers that your home is smaller than it actually is.

Here are some things that will prevent the buyer from seeing the amount of space you actually have.

1. Closets that are overflowing with clothing and jammed too tightly
2. Plastic storage containers that fall on the floor when the cupboard door opens
3. Counter drawers that don’t flow open easily because they are crammed with too much stuff or don’t work properly
4. Kitchen and bathroom counter tops piled with household items with no free space remainingstuffed closet
5. Heavy and closed draperies or dirty windows that make the room dark
6. Dark, harsh paint colors and certain wallpapers
7. Too much furniture or too many accessories that make the room look small and crammed
8. Too few or inadequate lamps and lighting sources
9. Walkways within each room too shallow
10. Too many small knickknacks and pictures

Space may not be the final frontier when selling a home, but it is an important one. Make sure you eliminate these mistakes and the length of time your home will stay unsold on the market.

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About Organize Anything

Colette is a Gold Leaf member of the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC). Through the Canadian Redesign Association (CRDA) she has received the designation of Certified Interior Redesigner. She is also a member of the U.S. professional organizing associations National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) where she has the Golden Circle distinction and is a member of Intsitute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD) where she is the first in Canada to receive her Certified Professional Organizer –CD (Chronic Disorganization) ®, ADD and CD specialist Certificates. Among her many distinctions she has also earned Level I certificates of study in Chronic disorganization (CD), Basic Mental Health Conditions, Learning Styles and Modalities, Basic ADD Issues, Physical Conditions, Client Administration and Understanding the Needs of Elderly.

Posted on March 6, 2014, in Home, Staging and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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