Are You Considering Staging Your Home?



Staged Model Home Open – TUES-FRI 1-4 PM, SAT 12-5 PM

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Located at: 10600 S. 1700 E., Sandy, UT


Professional Staging

One of the most important things to remember when you’re preparing to sell your home is to get rid of clutter. Too much furniture is one of the major issues in making a house appear cluttered.  When professional staging is used, the stagers often remove as much as half of the owners furnishings.  It makes the house appear much larger and cleaner.  Sellers should take a hard look at what they have and ask themselves what they can live without. Usually, stagers will furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls and re-position and staging sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups.  They will place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. Not only will this make the space more user-friendly, but it will open up the room and make it seem larger. They are famous for moving furniture, artwork and accessories to alternate rooms you never would have thought about doing. One of the things that makes staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. As it turns out, many of our homes are improperly lighted. To remedy the problem, stagers will increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures. Staging doesn’t depend on just one or two fixtures per room, either. Stagers will make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall). sometimes involve updating the paint. If you have a small kitchen and dining room, a seamless color of paint  look will make both rooms feel like one big space.  Another staging design trick will be to paint the walls the same color as the drapery and it will create the illusion of more space. Stagers will sometimes suggest painting a living room a fresh neutral color which helps tone down any dated finishes in the space. Even if you have always had off-white walls, take a chance and test a quart of paint in a warm, neutral hue. As for bold wall colors, stagers will always suggest going with neutrals in large spaces. Take a look at the before and after pictures of our Model Home at  “The Villas @ Dimple Dell, the difference is amazing!                   When it comes to mixing the right accessories odd numbers are preferable, especially three. Stagers suggest rather than lining up a trio of accessories in a row, imagine a triangle and place one object at each point. Scale is important in staging, too, so in your group of three be sure to vary height and width, with the largest item at the back and the smallest in front. For maximum effect, group accessories by color, shape, texture or some other unifying element. To update and freshen your kitchen stagers will often suggest getting new doors and drawer fronts. Then paint everything to match and add new hardware. And instead of replacing the entire dishwasher, you may be able to get a new front panel.                                                        When staging, you want to create a relaxing bedroom setting with luxurious linens and soft colors that will make a potential home buyer want to hang out.  And remember to de-clutter. By cleaning out your closets, you’re showing off your storage space, which sells houses – it always ranks high on buyers’ priority list.                     Having tile professionally painted can stage a bathroom to look brand new. And accessorizing can make buyers feel like they’re in a spa. Stager’s will put out items like rolled-up towels, decorative baskets and candles. It’s a great way to create a polished look, and it doesn’t cost much to do. Stagers hate unfinished projects because they can scare off potential buyers. Missing floorboards and large cracks in the sidewalk on the way to your door tend to be a red flag, for example, and they cost you less to fix than buyers might deduct from the asking price. Staged homes are almost always graced with fresh flowers and pricey orchid arrangements, but you can get a similar effect simply by raiding your yard. Spring and summer blooms add splashes of cheerful color, or fall foliage warms up your decor on chilly autumn days and holly branches heavy with berries look smashing in winter.


Linda Secrist Team Linda Secrist & Associates are the top selling team in luxury homes in the SLC Market. They have received countless awards over the past 20 years, including “Sales Team of The Year” for over 10 years! Linda Secrist is in the top 100 Agents in the World in luxury residential real estate. If you’re searching for homes in Sandy, Salt Lake, Cottonwood Heights, Millcreek, Draper, South Jordan, Bountiful, Centerville, Farmington or anywhere in northern Utah, Linda Secrist & Associates are the real estate agents to call. If you’re buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to call us at 801-455-9999!

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