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Awwwww, that's nice, but NO!!!

If you are thinking about putting your house on the market this is an excellent post to check out. Home staging can make a huge difference in getting your home sold for the most money and in the least amount of time. Thank you Jennifer Grant for allowing me to reblog this post.

Please take the magnets, pictures and drawings OFF the refrigerator!

As a Mom of 5, I totally understand all the love and special things that are proudly displayed on the refrigerator.

As a home stager, I cringe when people expect to show a property with ALL these things displayed to the potential home buyer. Remove all items from the exterior of the refrigerator. Rather than have a buyer remember all your lovely kids, dogs, great Aunt Sally and cousin Lou along with what sporting events your kids will be at the next month, let the refrigerator blend into the room as part of the space, not an island unto itself. DEPERSONALIZE! You want the potential home buyer to "imagine' themselves in the house and that can't be achieved with your wonderful pictures of the family plastered all the refrigerator. It can also be distracting....after all you want them looking at your gorgeous, clean kitchen, not the photos of your family!

Don't forget home buyers look EVERYWHERE! The refrigerator seems to be the location that attracts some of the ugliest of grime. Yet, it is one of the most important places to keep clean. Make sure you clean and organize your refrigerator disposing of any foul odor foods, wiping down all the ketchup stained bottles and a thorough cleaning, especially if you are including appliances in the sale of your home. Don't forget to wipe down the outside of the refrigerator before showing the home for sale. Your motto should be sparkle and shine!

Replacing appliances in the kitchen will be one of the biggest returns on investment. If the refrigerator is beyond help please suggest to your clients they replace it and any other kitchen appliance that is beyond repair or reconditioning. They should be able to easily recoup the cost or take it with them when the home sales.

Thanks for visiting my site! Please visit often for upcoming homestaging tips and creative ideas!

Jennifer Grant
843-457-2167
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Low Country Home Staging & Interior Design
Website:http://www.lowcountryhomestaging.com
Email:jennifer@lowcountryhomestaging.com

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMike Mitchell • October 21 2009 07:32AM
Awwwww, that's nice, but NO!!!
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If you are thinking about putting your house on the market this is an excellent post to check out. Home staging can make a huge difference in getting your home sold for the most money and in the least amount of time. Thank you Jennifer Grant… more