Tips for Staging Your Southeast Michigan Real Estate to Sell

Posted in Southeast Michigan Real Estate by Michigan Real Estate Expert on November 24th, 2008

In this real estate market selling your Southeast Michigan real estate requires more than just signing a listing agreement with a real estate agent and placing a sign in your front yard. It requires a great deal of preparation to impress buyers. In fact, preparing your home to sell is much like designing a stage for a play. Here are some tips for staging your Southeast Michigan home to sell faster and for Top Dollar.

  • DO complete simple home repairs. Ripped screens, squeaky doors, and broken cabinets can quickly turn away buyers. Go through your home making minor repairs so that everything is in its best condition.
  • DO get rid of clutter. A cluttered home is more difficult to walk through and looks smaller inside. Box anything you plan to move but don’t need immediately and put it in storage. Give or throw away anything you can no longer use.
  • DO learn all you can about staging your home from professionals.  Order my no obligation, FREE Book for sellers, “Staging Tips to Prepare Your Home for Market.”  This book will help you pinpoint what needs to go and what will appeal to most buyers. 
  • DON’T spend money unnecessarily. If you have to replace your carpet, choose one that’s moderately priced. De-clutter and neatly arrange your clothes in your closets instead of investing in expensive organization systems. These items are going to stay in your home after you sell it, so it’s like throwing money away.
  • DON’T paint rooms to match your furniture. A fresh paint job is a great way to bring new life to your home. However, you should only use neutral paint colors. They will go well with your current décor and will help buyers picture themselves in your home.

Buyers are you thinking about purchasing Southeast Michigan real estate in Oakland County?  I can help you find and buy the right home for your needs and budget.

Sellers do you want more suggestions on how to sell your home quickly and for the most money?  Drop me an email now at or give me a call at 248-514-2640.  I’d love to tell you about my exclusive 30-Day Marketing Plan that gets results!

Lee Morof
RE/MAX Showcase Homes
Birmingham, Michigan
Call:  248-514-2640

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