5 Simple Tips For Staging Your Home During An Open House

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We just got our hands on the new book “Inside The Sell: Top Agents Reveal Unspoken Secrets and Dangers of Buying and Selling Your Home,” by real estate agents Hans Wydler and Steve Wydler.The duo have appeared on The Wall Street Journal’s list of Top 100 Real Estate Agents.

The book is full of useful tips, including a bunch on how to stage your home so that it sells more quickly.

Here were five of our favourites:

  • Make sure your furniture matches the lifestyle you are trying to sell. Any couches from Grandma should be discarded or stored.
  • No closet should be more than 50 per cent full. You want closets to look bigger. Wood hangers are also a good investment.
  • Don’t leave any room empty. At the very least, put in lamps and art work.
  • Find another place for your pet during the open house. And after you do, erase all evidence he ever lived there. Clear out toys, bowls, and especially pet hair. 
  • Make sure all the doors can swing fully open with out hitting any furniture.

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