Most Arlington townhome sellers are worried their home will sell too low. I have a simple process that makes your home look it’s best to maximize it’s potential and value so that you get the best price & most money. Contact me today for your free consultation!
Most Arlington townhome sellers don’t know how to prepare their home for sale to get the top dollar. It doesn’t have to cost you thousands. Every Arlington townhome is different and has a
different list of improvements, but here are STAGING TIPS that apply to everyone:
- Avoid mismatched wrong color lightbulbs. Lightbulbs create the mood and are crucial. The color
you want is SOFT WHITE. Not bright white (unless you want your home to feel like an office or
hospital). Always get the brightest bulbs allowed by the light fixture and make sure they match.
My biggest pet peeve is when I see 3 mismatched lightbulbs in an exposed bathroom light
- You need contrast for the best looking photos. If the room is dark – you need a light colored rug,
if you have a white sofa – you will need light colored pillows. Most Arlington townhomes have
dark hardwood floors and dark sofas in the family room. So I purchased a few beige 8X10 rugs
that I consistently use in my clients homes – it’s a simple way to define a room and contrast with
the floors and the furniture.
- You don’t need a different color for every room. We use maximum of 3 colors and they are 3
different shades of the same hue. That helps to keep the home very consistent and cohesive.
As you probably know the current trend is shades of gray and this trend is still going strong.
Make sure to choose warm shades of gray, as blueish/cold shades of gray might not feel as
cozy. Eggshell is the paint finish that we recommend for our clients.
- Pick your countertops carefully. Granite is on it’s way out and is very 2000’s. Pick silestone,
quartz or marble instead.
- Upgrading your light fixtures is usually the least costing investment that makes a huge
difference. Of course the choices are endless and overwhelming, but we could help! My favorite
source for light fixtures is www.birchlane.com