Home Staging in Paradise Valley

dining room photoYou’re ready to sell your home.  Now what?  Your realtor will give you some specific tips about how to prep and stage your home for sale, but here are some general suggestions that you can implement quickly and easily.

Think of a model home.  Who lives there?  What is their religion, what are their favorite sports teams, what do they collect?  You don’t know based on how the model home is staged, because the model home is depersonalized of all of these things.  The goal in staging your home is to eliminate any personal items that will distract a potential buyer from seeing the features of your home.

Therefore, first do a sweep of each room in your home to remove any personal photos and religious décor or artifacts.  A potential buyer will be unable to imagine themselves in your home if they see photos of who is currently living there.  If they can’t see themselves in your home, they will subconsciously not want to make an offer to purchase your home.

Second, remove any décor or memorabilia reflecting your allegiance to any sports teams.  Such items are deeply personal and may in fact be polarizing to a potential buyer.  For example, if the potential buyer is a long-term L.A. Dodgers fan and they walk into a home peppered with San Francisco Giants paraphernalia, any feelings of distaste about their rival team may subconsciously affect how that buyer remembers that home after the showing.

Finally, consider packing away any collections or evidence of hobbies you may have in your home.  Such items are always deeply personal to the person collecting them, and again, will may it difficult for the potential buyer touring your home to picture themselves in your space.  The odds of that buyer also collecting teacups from all 50 states and thus identifying with you on that level are very, very small.

Again, your realtor will give you more specific tips based on your home, but taking the time to walk through your home and remove items that give clues as to who lives in your home and what their personal likes are, will go a long way towards staging your home in preparation for sale.

Contact Alex for staging services

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Alex is The Best

dining table photoAlex is a very honest and knowledgeable agent. I was very impressed with his honesty and integrity. He had my best interests in mind and was not merely interested in closing the sale. I have worked with many agents, but Alex is the best! –  jharsh2323 Zillow

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Great Negotiator

pool remodel  photoAlex was a wonderful agent. He quickly learned my taste and showed me only houses that were within my parameters. He negotiated a price $25,000 less then asking in a competitive area. I give him my highest recommendation. – drwangelo Zillow

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High Ethics and Values

back yard in Scottsdale photoAlex was incredible. So many Real Estate Agents feel like “Sales People” who are not genuine and just out for their next commission. Alex on the other hand was very down to earth. He was a great listener and really showed he heard what we were saying instead of trying to talk us into something else. Also, we loved that he is a family man and operates with extremely high ethics and values.

Should we ever move again Alex will certainly be the first one we call. Literally can’t recommend him enough!!!!  – ChrisMaddox, Zillow

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Highly Recommend Alex

foothills neighborhood photoAlex is a “plan-ahead-to-be-well-prepared type” real estate agent. As well, he is laid back & gave us plenty of room to explore our needs. First after much discussion, Alex took us to our chosen neighborhood to check out the market. This for us to get a good idea of what we could afford, & for him to get a very good idea of exactly what we were looking for & liked in a home. A couple of weeks later, Alex took us out again, this time narrowing our home search down to 3-5 homes. He listened to us well as he was right on the money – we chose one of the homes & Alex wrote up the offer. He did a great job negotiating in our price range, getting some extras thrown in. Alex pushed for a timely closing that coincided with the closing on our former property. All in all, because of Alex’ expertise and that of the Sibbach Team, our home-sellling/buying process was seamless and went incredibly smoothly. Alex offered continued support throughout our move. We highly recommend Alex as a R/E agent who can communicate, listen, search, find, close, and move you into your next home with little stress. Thanks, Alex, for being so capable! Sincerely, Maureen & Joe Wright Zillow