Staging your home to sell

When selling a home it is very important that you “Stage” it properly. This simply means that you will focus on its strengths and try to avoid broadcasting its weaknesses. Below are 10 tips that will help you show your home better and thus increase your chances of selling it.

 

  1. If you have a bookshelf, try re-arranging it. Place some of them horizontally instead of vertically. Take some out and put in a plant or statue or something. Mix it up a bit.

 

  1. Furniture: Take note of how the layout is. Make sure everything is orderly and in its proper place. Arrange the furniture in a way that is inviting and makes the rooms appear as large as possible. With that said, you also don’t want to make it appear as a train station! If you have a really large room, try pulling the couches off the wall a few feet. Look through magazines to get ideas. Chances are there is a better layout that will look better than what you currently have. 

 

  1. De-clutter the furniture. Too much furniture is not a good thing. If a room looks crowded, send some of it to another room, to the garage, or even to storage. On the other hand, empty rooms are no good either. You want your home to look as “homely” and natural as possible. Get some furniture in the empty rooms even if you have to rent or borrow some!

 

  1. If you have curtains or drapery that is heavy in nature, get rid of them and replace them with a lighter curtain that is even transparent. The main thing you want is for extra light to come in. Lighted rooms appear to be bigger and inviting.

 

  1. Speaking of lighting…..it is very important for all rooms. Try adding different lights to a room to brighten it up. End table lights, accent lights, pedestal lights. Think of the movie industry: “Lights, Camera, Action”.  Everything starts with the light!

 

  1. Bathrooms should all be accessorized with baskets that have perhaps some decorative soap, folded towels, perfume, etc. You want your home to stand out from the average home. What would you see in a high-end hotel? Try to duplicate that image.

 

  1. Remember that first impressions are lasting. The first thing a potential buyer sees is the front of the house. Does your door need a fresh coat of paint? Is the lawn cut? Are the bushes and flowers trimmed and looking fabulous? Are there kid’s toys or other junk lying around the yard? Clean it up and make it inviting. Nobody will buy unless they actually make it into your house!

 

  1. De-personalize your house. Get rid of excessive family photos, religious pictures, and other personal showcase items. You may be the proudest Mom in the world that your child won first place at school for their art project but your buyers WON’T CARE! So take it off the fridge. Instead, replace most of your personal décor with generic items that will appeal to most people. “Some” personal items are fine but you know what I’m talking about here. More is worse! Not everyone will like the same things as you. Make your décor appeal to the biggest range of buyers as possible.

 

  1. Sparky and Fluffy need to go on a vacation! Your cat or dog may be a part of the family but they could present a problem when selling your home. The obvious thing here is that the family pet will probably not be too happy with all the strangers walking through his/her turf and they may decide to make a statement about it! Other potential problems could be potential buyers being allergic, being offended by seeing doggie doo-doo, shedding hair on furniture or the carpet, smelling odors, etc. etc. If it’s not practical to send the family pet on sabbatical, then at least arrange to take them for a drive or something when buyers are walking through your home.

 

  1. You don’t have to do a complete remodel to your home to sell it but you MUST do the small things. Fix the leaky faucet, patch up the small hole in the wall, touch up the baseboards with a fresh coat of paint, etc. etc. Spending a Saturday or two on the small things will go a LONG way when showing your home!

 

Some final things to do right before showing a home that are always a winner are: scented candles, soft classical music in the background, fresh baked cookies or bread that just came out of the oven (sounds corny but it really works!) Leave some on the counter for the buyers! It’s all about the ambiance! Do something that the competition didn’t think of.

Most of the things mentioned here are inexpensive and just take a little bit of your time. But if you do it, you are greatly increasing your chances of getting better offers and selling your home in a timely fashion! GOOD LUCK!

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$3,990
12825 N 5400 W, Garland UT 84312
0
BEDS
0
BATHS
624
SQFT
$6
$/SQFT
1979
BUILT
"Office trailer sold as is. Not sure of the year built. Comes without the land. "
* NEW LISTING 
$6,000
226 N 100 W, Manila UT 84046
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
840
SQFT
$7
$/SQFT
1978
BUILT
"several trailers available $4000 to $6000 in Scott trailer court, must remain in the park. If your one of the hundreds of outdoors man that visit this area each year, this is a inexpensive way to stay. All of them need some tlc but you own it."
* LISTED OVER 120 DAYS 
$11,900
133 E GARDENA AVE, South Salt Lake UT 84115
1
BEDS
1
BATHS
500
SQFT
$24
$/SQFT
0.15
ACRES
1965
BUILT
"BEAUTIFUL MOBIL HOME PRICE TO SELL. Cute home , with new carpet, new paint. Clean and ready to move in Amazing neighborhood, a quite 55 +community close to everything. Come and fall in love , make this YOUR HOME."
* PRICE LOWERED - $12,500 TO $11,900 
$12,000
3000 CANYONS RESORT, BLDG 10 Unit 806, Park City UT 84098
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,100
SQFT
$11
$/SQFT
2002
BUILT
"Great opportunity to own a 2 bed, 2 bath lockout timeshare at the Lodge at Westgate. One week usage every year between mid-April and Thanksgiving. Sleeps up to 8 people. Amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, spa, fitness room, game room, tennis, restaurants, shuttle service and much, much more. All at the base of the expanding Canyons Village at Park City."
* LISTED OVER 120 DAYS  * PRICE LOWERED - $15,000 TO $12,000 
$14,000
2620 S NINE IRON CIR Unit 112, Garden City UT 84028
3
BEDS
3
BATHS
2,700
SQFT
$5
$/SQFT
0.28
ACRES
1993
BUILT
"1/26th Interest in this beautiful cabin on the #5 green of the Beautiful Bear Lake Golf Course. This is an affordable way to own your own piece of Bear Lake! Enjoy approx 2 weeks of fun every year! 1/2 week in every season! This share comes with amenities at Ideal Beach Resort, beach access, swimming pool, tennis courts and much more. Only 20 - 30 minutes to Beaver Mountain Ski area, access to ATV/Snowmobile Trails from the cabin. Mondays and Fridays between 11-11:30 are the best days to see this cabin! Jump into Bear Lake Fun with this affordable 1/26th ownership!! Call today for more information or to make an appointment to see this home!!"
$15,000
50 S 1500 W Unit 37, Vernal UT 84078
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
980
SQFT
$15
$/SQFT
1983
BUILT
"Nice 2 bedroom, 2 full bath home! Very well cared for, newer water heater (located inside home) and appliances. In a great location backing up to the field! Quiet lot with grass, mature trees, and a beautiful view! Lot rent is $400 a month and includes water, sewer, garbage, and secondary water for the yard 3 times a week. Home can be moved or stay in park. If owner stays, they must pass a background check. Square footage per estimate. Buyer to verify all info. "
* PRICE LOWERED - $20,000 TO $15,000 
$15,000
5100 S 1050 W Unit L201, Riverdale UT 84405
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,120
SQFT
$13
$/SQFT
1971
BUILT
"PRICE REDUCED! This quiet Mobile home community features a club house and is close to shopping. Home is well maintained and backs the golf course with its own gate to the course. Lot is fully fenced and one of the larger in the community. This home has a great layout with 3 full bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with a walk in closet, a master bath and a separate office area in the master. The home has an open floor plan and a large living area. "
* PRICE LOWERED - $18,000 TO $15,000 
$19,500
220 E 1100 N Unit 13, North Salt Lake UT 84054
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
980
SQFT
$20
$/SQFT
1997
BUILT
"This is a great mobile home . A MUST SEE !! This home is near shopping and dining. This home is vacant and ready to show."
$19,900
1700 W 2700 N, Ogden UT 84404
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,536
SQFT
$13
$/SQFT
0.01
ACRES
1978
BUILT
"Seller needs to sell quickly. Selling as is below market value. Fixer upper. RV park does not allow rentals, must be owner occupant. Asking $19,900 or best offer."
* NEW LISTING 
$19,900
900 CENTURY DR Unit 85B, Ogden UT 84404
3
BEDS
1
BATHS
1,000
SQFT
$20
$/SQFT
1992
BUILT
"Nice remodeled mobile home. Brand new roof, indoor/outdoor paint, water heater, flooring, skirting, porch and porch railing. Nice open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Large Carport. Workshop/shed. Seller would prefer cash but it will sell for financing/rent to own. Call agent for financing options. "
* PRICE LOWERED - $25,900 TO $19,900 
$20,000
1965 E 100 N, Wellington UT 84542
2
BEDS
1
BATHS
728
SQFT
$27
$/SQFT
0.31
ACRES
1973
BUILT
"Seldom will you find a livable 2 bedroom, 1 bath home on almost 1/3 of an acre for $20,000. But it does happen and the fact that you are reading this ad is proof it is happening. Call for details and a showing! Square footage figures are provided as a courtesy estimate only and were obtained from county records . Buyer is advised to obtain an independent measurement."
* LISTED OVER 120 DAYS 
$22,000
1450 N WASHINGTON BLVD Unit 107, Ogden UT 84404
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,450
SQFT
$15
$/SQFT
1985
BUILT
"Great 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home with New Carpet & 2 Year Old Roof. Call Today for a Private Showing!"
* PRICE LOWERED - $25,000 TO $22,000 
$24,500
3800 S 1900 W Unit 27, Roy UT 84067
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
840
SQFT
$29
$/SQFT
1973
BUILT
"Fantastic opportunity to live in the Monte Vista Community. 2 bed, 2 bath, New furnace, A/C unit is about 2 years old, Roof is about 2 years old. "
$24,999
2600 N HILL FIELD RD Unit 79, Layton UT 84041
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
715
SQFT
$35
$/SQFT
2002
BUILT
"Beautiful Home. Must See. Come see it and make an offer. Please text Agent prior to showing. All showings before 6pm (Owner Sleeps during the night) Great opportunity. ALL OFFERS WELCOME Buyer to Verify all"
$25,000
3000 CANYONS RESORT, BLDG 11 Unit 406, Park City UT 84098
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,100
SQFT
$23
$/SQFT
2002
BUILT
"Great opportunity to own a 2 bed 2 bath lockout timeshare at The Lodge at Westgate. One week usage every even year during ski season with exception of weeks 7, 51 and 52. Sleeps up to 8 people. Amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, game room, tennis, restaurants, shuttle service and much, much more. All at the base of the expanding Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort."
* LISTED OVER 120 DAYS 
$25,000
1111 N 2000 W Unit 198, Farr West UT 84404
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,152
SQFT
$22
$/SQFT
1984
BUILT
"Quiet one level living in nice Farr West neighborhood. 55+ Community, Clean park and a great place to live. Open floor plan with bay windows and natural light. Two car carport + storage shed. Covered deck. Community clubhouse and pool. Shady covered deck. Easy to show."
* PRICE LOWERED - $27,000 TO $25,000 
$27,500
6485 S 990 W, Murray UT 84123
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
980
SQFT
$28
$/SQFT
1974
BUILT
"Single wide mobile home located in the highly desirable Winchester Estates. Quiet spot away from the main road. 55+ community. Close to Jordan River Parkway, Trax station, Fashion Place Mall, Top golf, and many restaurants including WinCo. Nice covered patio for entertaining or just relaxing. Seller is very motivated! All reasonable offers will be considered. "
* PRICE LOWERED - $28,000 TO $27,500 
$28,000
3052 S CONSTITUTION DR, West Valley City UT 84119
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
840
SQFT
$33
$/SQFT
0.01
ACRES
1970
BUILT
"Location, location!!! 3100 S Redwood Rd. Brand new roof!! Remodeled home and ready to move in! Gas stove. Water heater and furnace are brand new. Easy access to I-215, close to stores, Valley Fair Mall. This is a great place to live. Community for 55 or older. It's well kept park. Granite countertop on the kitchen and bathroom. Small pet allowed. Square footage is given by courtesy, buyer would need to provide their own measurements. "
$28,000
1099 E MAIN ST, Delta UT 84624
4
BEDS
1
BATHS
1,600
SQFT
$18
$/SQFT
0.62
ACRES
1940
BUILT
"This property is in need of repair and being offered as-is. The year built and square footage is an estimate based on inspection. The kitchen has been gutted and some electrical appears to have been updated. Ciity water is available and located in the street. Buyer is advised to perform an inspection prior to presenting an offer."
* LISTED OVER 120 DAYS  * PRICE LOWERED - $33,500 TO $28,000 
$28,000
1043 YUCCA DR Unit 385, Taylorsville UT 84123
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
960
SQFT
$29
$/SQFT
1972
BUILT
"Nice Double Wide. 2 Bed, 2 Bath. Refrigerator included. Covered front Porch, Fruit trees. Seller Finance Available "
* PRICE LOWERED - $31,000 TO $28,000 
$29,000
83 S LAKE DR, Ticaboo UT 84533
3
BEDS
1
BATHS
1,064
SQFT
$27
$/SQFT
0.20
ACRES
1979
BUILT
"This is a great opportunity to own property with titled lot and a mobile home, just miles from lake Powell's landing strip and Bullfrog Marina. These lots are owned not rented. Great little affordable investment. May sell adjoining vacant lot. The mobile home was a 3 bed 2 bath but the previous owner was a bachelor and converted the second bath to a walk in closet. Could be converted back to a second bath again, located in Ticaboo, a cool little off grid community, with hotel, restaraunt, gas station with convenience store and free high speed wifi, Atv rentals and more. You'll love being surrounded by Atv trails, mountain biking and hiking trails. Beautiful mountain and Mesa views, tough to beat the price. Possible seller financing available with enough down, will consider possible trades as well. Must see to appreciate. Also available for nightly, weekend, weekly and monthly rentals. May consider rent to own, lease with option to purchase, or just a long term lease if the terms and tenant or buyer is right. Possible trade for other property, vehicle, RV... Make offer. Agent is affiliated with seller."
* LISTED OVER 120 DAYS  * PRICE LOWERED - $39,000 TO $29,000 
$29,900
764 W MONTE DEL, Taylorsville UT 84123
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
938
SQFT
$32
$/SQFT
1994
BUILT
"Very nice home in a beautiful and desirable mobile home community. Very clean and ready to move in. Quiet 55+ community. Appliances are included. Separate tub and shower in master bedroom. Great location close to freeway and shopping. "
$29,985
1450 N WASHINGTON BLVD Unit 164, Ogden UT 84404
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,550
SQFT
$19
$/SQFT
1995
BUILT
"3 bed 2 bath Mobile home priced to sell! This home is in Washington Estates and is waiting for you! Offering approx. 1500 sq ft of spacious living for a price you can afford. Call for more info!! Must be approved through management prior to offers. Don't wait!"
$30,000
1100 W 465 N, Orem UT 84057
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
920
SQFT
$33
$/SQFT
1984
BUILT
"Come and see this beautiful Mobile house in the hearth of the city of Orem. Updated, includes all appliances. Call to see an appointments It features 3 bedrooms 1.5 bath 2 parking spaces"
* PRICE LOWERED - $35,000 TO $30,000 
 
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