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Bridgewater Subdivision, Bridgewater Neighborhood in Plantation Florida Bridgewater
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Cross Creek Subdivision, Cross Creek Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Cross Creek
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Fountain Spring Subdivision, Fountain Spring Neighborhood in Plantation Florida Fountain Springs
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Fox Run Subdivision, Fox Run Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Fox Run
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Hawks Landing Subdivision, Hawks Landing Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Hawks Landing
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Historic Plantation Acres, Plantation Florida

Historic Acres
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Jacaranda Cay Subdivision, Jacaranda Cay Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Jacaranda Cay
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Jacaranda Cove Subdivision, Jacaranda Cove Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Jacaranda Cove
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Jacaranda Lakes Subdivision, Jacaranda Lakes Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Jacaranda Lakes
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Jacaranda Pointe Subdivision, Jacaranda Pointe Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Jacaranda Pointe
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Jacaranda Royale Subdivision, Jacaranda Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Jacaranda Royale
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Lago Largo Subdivision, Lago Largo Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Lago Largo
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Mayfair Subdivision, Mayfair Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Mayfair
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Nob Hill Estates Subdivision, Nob Hill Estates in Plantation Florida

Nob Hill Estates
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Plantation Acres Subdivision, Plantation Acres Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Plantation Acres
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Plantation Palms Subdivision, Plantation Palms Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Plantation Palms
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Quatraine Subdivision, Quatraine Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Quatraine
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Saraceno Subdivision, Saraceno Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Saraceno
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Sunset Cove Subdivision, Sunset Cove Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Sunset Cove
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Ventana Subdivision, Ventana Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Ventana
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Village Gate Subdivision, Village Gate Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Village Gate
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Westport Subdivision, Westport Neighborhood in Plantation Florida

Westport
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Do-It-Yourself Home Staging Tips & Tricks!



First Impressions make a Significant Impact

on a Buyer's Decision-Making Process! 

Once your home goes on the market, it becomes a product. Home Styling or Staging simply allows you to highlight the best of your home and de-emphasize its flaws. It's not about decorating, but actually turning your home into a model, to appeal to the broadest range of prospective buyers. The goal is to make people feel like they could live there, and the best way to do this is to "neutralize" the surroundings. 

 

Try out these helpful styling tips taken from Setting the Stage - REALTOR® Magazine Online.

They've compiled the best tips from stagers and real estate pros—things you can do for little or no expense—to put a home in prime showing shape.

  • Clear out closets and clutter—sellers can give away or pack up toys, linens, and small kitchen appliances to store offsite. Buyers are also forgiving of storage boxes neatly tucked away in a garage or basement.
  • Focus most on the most visible areas—the foyer, kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and family room.
  • De-personalize the home by removing photos, mementos, and dated items.
  • Use plants in colorful pots or inexpensive wicker baskets to fill in empty spaces.
  • Look to home catalogs for little details on beautifying the home. For instance, group books, pictures, and objets d’art appealingly on bookcases.

 

  • Try angling one or two pieces of furniture slightly and move furniture 4 inches to 6 inches from the wall to create more interesting room spaces.
  • Put away large collections— porcelains, plates, and so on.
  • Remove valuables, prescription medicine, collectibles, and breakables.
  • Trim trees, prune shrubs, and make sure the lawn is mowed and watered regularly.
  • In summer, turn on the sprinklers for five minutes, 30 minutes before the open house. It makes the lawn and driveway sparkle.
  • Refrain from cooking anything that leaves a distinctive odor, such as fish, garlic, or cabbage.
  • Hire a professional service to clean the home, including the carpets and the windows.
  • Set the dining room table with attractive linens, dishes, and stemware.
  • Arrange fresh or silk flowers throughout the home.

 

  • Light a fire in the fireplace in fall and winter.
  • A mirror in a pretty frame can make a small room feel more open.
  • Use as much natural light as possible. Add extra lamps in dark rooms or corners.
  • Make functional repairs—fix dripping faucets, sticking doors, and broken fences.
  • Bring in another pair of eyes—even if it’s not a professional stylist. The person may see problems you and have missed. 

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Secrets of Stagers – 13 Ways to Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks!
Whether you're designing to sell or designing to dwell, here’s how the home-staging pros get that "I have to have it!" look–and how their tips and tricks can make your own humble abode look like a million bucks.
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