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Houston Real Estate - Staging a Home

Aug 17, 2007
When listing a home for sale in the Houston real estate market, you might want to first consider the importance of staging your home. Staging is a real estate must in the competitive marketing of homes for sale. Staging a home is about more than cleaning it and adding a bit of paint to the walls. Staging a home is the decor and tiny touches that can make a home feel welcoming and inviting and reduce the amount of time your home is for sale.

The Houston real estate market can be quite competitive. Adding just a few small touches will most definitely help when staging your home, but you may want to think about calling a professional. Yes, there are professional home stagers. If you choose to bring in a professional home stager, be sure it is someone who is familiar with the Houston real estate market as well as someone who has a host of references in helping to close homes for sale.

When staging a home, your goal is to make your home feel warm and open, light and airy, and bright and cheerful, a place that someone really feels like they belong. Small touches to the bathroom and the kitchen can really add staging value to homes for sale. Simple touches like bright and colorful fruit baskets on the kitchen counter or baskets of essential oil arrangements on the bathroom counter can add home staging value. The use of mirrors, plants, color, throw rugs, afghans, and even additional furniture may very well provide the type of staging that creates a competitive home for sale in the Houston real estate market.

Staging a home is all about perception. The goal is to create the perception that the home for sale is not only competitive in the Houston real estate market, but that it is exceptional. This can seem like a daunting task, especially in smaller homes, but it's really about careful space management and what some may call illusion.

The careful placement of mirrors can create the illusion of more space. Keeping things extremely well organized can also create the illusion of space. Using fabrics such as silk or satin can also assist in creating the illusion of space. The lighter and more airy you can create the decor, the larger and brighter and more inviting the home will seem. The Houston real estate market has several well known professional stagers. It may very well be worth your money and time to invest in one. They will have a good feel of the homes for sale in the Houston area, and can lead you in the right direction.
About the Author
Karen Karapasha is a top Realtor and relocation specialist who assists home buyers and sellers in Houston, Texas. The Karapasha Team has ranked among the Top 25 Realtors in Houston since 2001. Visit http://www.karenkarapasha.com for homes in Katy and Houston or call Karen directly at 281-578-4000
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