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Staging Home to Sell Part 2: Where to Start

August 4, 2023
Staging Home to Sell

Staging Your Home to Sell: Part 2 of this continued series we will discuss "Where to Start" and leading into the value of your real estate agent. Some of the topics we will be discussing are:


  • Packing Items: Get Organized (boxes, trash bags, tubs)

- Boxes for Charitable Organizations.

- Trash bags for throw-away garbage items.

- Tubs for items to keep and store. They stack easily when empty and can keep

items from obtaining moisture or mold.

  • Clean Up: Carpet, Windows, Grout on Tile, Shower Surrounds
  • Refresh: Scents, Florals & Foliage, Accents, Light Bulbs, Drapery Panels

- Use fresh scents like candles, saches, pot-pourri and keep away from run of the mill

plug-ins. They are too strong. You can even use fresh lemon & orange peels or cut

basil and cilentro.

- Florals & Foilage be sure to wipe of dust around the leaves, especially if the foliage is a

natural plant.

- Accents should be kept to a minimum, and space accordingly to height, depth and

pairs of 2 or 3, anymore than that will look cluttered.

- Lite bulbs are super important, especially when rooms that are dark. Make sure the

light bulbs are correct in wattage and temperature, especially ceiling cans in

hallways. Incondescent bulbs, landscape bulbs should NOT be installed in ceiling

can portals as they use a specific flood light bulb.

  • Charitable Organizations that will Pick Up Furniture/Items

- Habitat for Humanity

- Catholic Charities

- Goodwill

- Offer Up

  • Resources & Shopping: Affordable items (At Home, Hobby Lobby)

- Towels

- Area Rugs / Pillows

- Accents / Vases

  • Marketing Photos: (Still Photos, Drones, Videos)

- Still photos are images of that are non-moving like an object, room or landscape

scene. Still images should be vivid in color and offer clarity.

- Drones are an aerial vehicle (UAV) that can capture still images and video from the

highest point of view or sky.


(Deanna Popperburger of REALTY ONE GROUP - Mountain Desert)

Selling a home is a significant life event that requires expert guidance and support at every step of the process. As a dedicated realtor, Deana offers a comprehensive suite of services that go beyond just listing a property. She is committed to providing top-notch representation, professional guidance, and seamless management to ensure a successful and stress-free selling experience for her clients. Let's delve into the important services she provides as a realtor to sellers:

1.  Representation and Protecting Sellers' Interests: One of the core services I offer is

expert representation, safeguarding the best interests of the seller. With a

fiduciary duty, I prioritize your needs and work diligently to achieve your

goals. Whether it's negotiating terms, reviewing offers, or handling legal

intricacies, my focus is on maximizing your financial gains and minimizing

potential pitfalls.

2.     Professional Guidance: Navigating the real estate market can be overwhelming,

especially for sellers. I am your trusted advisor, providing insights into

market trends, property values, and pricing strategies. I help you make

informed decisions by analyzing data and providing you with a clear

understanding of your options.

3.     Preparing the Home for Sale: First impressions matter. I assist in

preparing your home for sale, offering recommendations to enhance its appeal

and marketability. From minor repairs and staging to highlighting key features,

my goal is to present your property in its best light to attract potential


4.     Strategic Marketing: Effective marketing is crucial in attracting the right buyers.

I employ a multi-faceted marketing approach, leveraging online platforms,

professional photography, virtual tours, and traditional advertising to

showcase your property's unique attributes and reach a wider audience.

5.     Scheduling

and Managing Showings: Managing showings can be time-consuming

and disruptive. I handle the scheduling and coordination of property viewings,

ensuring that your daily life remains unaffected while prospective buyers

explore your home.

6.     Qualifying Potential Buyers: I rigorously screen potential buyers to

ensure that only serious and qualified individuals tour your property. This

helps save time and prevents unnecessary disruptions while targeting

individuals who are genuinely interested and financially capable.

7.     Skillful Negotiations: Negotiating is a critical aspect of the selling process.

Drawing from my experience and market knowledge, I negotiate on your behalf to

secure the best possible terms, from price and contingencies to timelines and


8.     Navigating the Escrow Process: The escrow process involves a series of

legal and financial steps that can be complex and bewildering. I guide you

through this process, explaining each stage and ensuring that all paperwork and

transactions are handled accurately and efficiently.

In conclusion, selling a home is a significant undertaking that demands expert guidance and support. As your dedicated realtor, I offer comprehensive services aimed at protecting your interests, providing trusted advice, and ensuring a seamless and successful selling journey. With a focus on representation, strategic marketing, skillful negotiations, and expert guidance, I am here to help you achieve your goals and make your home-selling experience as smooth as possible.

To learn more or if you would like to contact Deanna of Integrity Prescott, please click email or call 928-899-8350. You can also visit their website at

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