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10 things to never show when staging your home in South Florida!

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10 things to never show when staging your home in South Florida!

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10 things to never show when staging your home in South Florida!

In a recent article on REALTOR.com® by Craig Donofrio, Donofrio writes, “Selling a home is all about presentation, which is why home staging is such a big deal. A vase of flowers, a bowl of fruit—such details can really draw buyers in. And yet on the flip side, certain items lying around your home can kill any potential for a sale.

While you might think common sense would prevail and prompt people to hide this stuff, we think it’s worth reminding y’all, just in case.  Before showing off your home to buyers (or any guests for that matter), make sure to stash these 10 things out of sight.”

Some of Donofrio’s suggestions are just common sense, but we found a couple more than interesting.

  • Taxidermy – We understand hunting is a hobby, and we’re not here to judge you (not much anyway).  But multiple animal heads on the wall and an upright stuffed badger chillin’ in the parlor can give an otherwise great-looking room a creepy or foreboding vibe.”
  • Firearms and other combat weapons – If you’re a gun aficionado, make sure your rifles are tucked away in a safe.  For other weapons—like combat knives, throwing stars, swords, great axes, spears—try and clear them from view, or at least put them behind glass.  Preferably in a cabinet that locks.
  • Anything political – With a particularly contentious political season in full swing, you should get rid of any kind of party affiliation or presidential endorsement. The last thing you want to do is bring politics into a home sale, or have that topic come up at closing.  Do a political purge, and get rid of any party signage.

When in doubt, contact your Water Pointe Realty Group REALTOR® quick!  Any other ideas you would like to share South Florida? Add your comments on our blog!

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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara

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