Staging an Open House: Avoid These Blunders

August 1, 2014 12:53 PM

Preparing to sell your home can be a little daunting. Experts have a lot of advice you should follow – de-clutter, get a professional stager, paint, call a landscaper, and the list goes on. Most professional real estate brokers agree you don’t have to do everything on the list. It all depends on the home, the state of the market, and your goals for a seamless transaction. Presenting your house in its best light is a must – so that potential buyers request showings. Another useful tool is the “open house” – a great way for multiple house hunters to take a look at the property at once. Conventional wisdom provides the obvious tips about how to make a splash during one – but no one tends to talk about what not to do when showcasing your home for potential buyers. Debi Benoit, principal at Benoit Mizner Simon & Co., offers some advice on what to consider when staging an open house.

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