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Mesquite NV Home Sellers, Are You Getting a Lot of "Lookers" But No "Takers"? It Might Be Time For A Staging Makeover!


It is hard to sell a home in Mesquite these days, so when we do get a buyer to visit your home for sale - be sure you are ready!  New homes in Mesquite are affordable right now and you know those model homes look perfect at all times.

If you are getting some showings, but no one is making an offer - you probably need to think about staging your home.  Michelle Minch is a successful home stager in California.  She may not be able to come to Mesquite and help, but you might learn something from her article that may help in making your home look it's best.  Thank you, Michelle!

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Are you getting a lot of "lookers" but no "takers"? A lot of showings but no offers (or mostly low ball offers)? Your home probably needs the help of a Professional Home Stager.

Preparing a home for sale is a lot like getting ready for a first date. When preparing for a date you may ask yourself "Do I look good?", "Do I smell good?" "Will he/she like me?" "Could this lead to a long term relationship?"

It is the same with putting a home on the market. Ask yourself:

Have I done everything I can possibly do to get a potential buyer to like the home enough to lead to a long term relationship (aka a sale)? Does my home look good? Does it smell good?

Santa Monica home staging


Santa Monica kitchen after staging by Moving Mountains Design Home Staging






As with dating, sometimes it takes an objective   observer to tell you if your home is ready for it's first date with buyers. Thats where a professional home stager comes in. Home stagers are trained to inspect your home with "buyer's eyes". They can spot all the small and large items that need to be addressed so that your potential buyers are not turned off by the condition or appearance of your home. For less than $500, in most cases, a professional home stager will prepare a comprehensive staging report that will act as a road map for preparing your home for sale.

Some of the questions that might be addressed in a comprehensive staging consultation are:

Is the home sparkling clean? Really? What about those mineral deposits on the shower door or that pesky mildew stain on the grout?
Does the home smell good? Really? Do you have a cat? Did you make curry for dinner last week? If a home stager can smell it, so can a potential buyer.
Is there a working lightbulb in every lamp and fixture? What about the missing light bulb in the patio light?
Do the hinges squeak? Do all the door knobs work?
Has that leaky faucet been repaired?

Has all the dog poop been picked up in the yard?
Do the walls or trim need to be painted?
Does the wall paper need to be stripped and the rooms freshened up?
Are your walls painted a color that will be attractive to most potential buyers, or just buyers that share your particular taste?
Is your furniture arranged in a manner that makes your rooms seem larger than they are?
Is there too much furniture? Too much clutter? Too many personal items?

Pasadena Craftsman before staging


 Pasadena Craftsman before staging






 A home stager can also help you find a handyman, professional painter, carpet installer, cleaning service and mover. Don't forget, experienced home stage have helped many home owners prepare their homes for sale. They have a lot of tricks up their sleeves that will make your move easier.

Most home stagers offer a full menu of staging services to suit almost every home seller's needs. Once you have your comprehensive staging report in hand, you can then do the suggested work yourself, do some of the work yourself and hire the stager to do the balance or hire the stager to do all of the work.

staging a Pasadena craftsman



Pasadena Craftsman after staging by Moving Mountains Design Home Staging





 Professional home stagers are trained to help you take the guess work out of preparing your home. We help you make your home more appealing to the greatest number of potential "lookers" so they become "takers". For a faster sale at the best price, call a Professional Home Stager today.

Moving Mountains Design was recently featured in the Sunday Los Angeles Times Real Estate section in an article about the benefits of staging a home. Don't settle for second best and don't trust the sale of your home to just anyone. Choose the Los Angeles home staging company with the experience and knowledge to help you get your home sold faster and for the best price. Call us today at (626)441-8975 or visit our Los Angeles home staging website.


                                 Mesquite Nevada Real Estate Agent  ~ ~  ERA

Virginia Hepp
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