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Staging Homes for Sale in Myrtle Beach, SC Impresses Would-be Buyers


Posted: January 20, 2015 by Rod Smith

When it comes to selling a home, first impressions are critical because they are often what influences the decision to buy or not. Curb appeal will draw them into the home, then staging like the way it’s done by experienced brokers at Coldwell Banker Chicora Real Estate ought to do the rest. HGTV offers staging tips that could give added value and help sell homes for sale in Myrtle Beach, SC.



Make the exterior stand out
Here’s how to catch buyers’ attention using traffic-stopping color. Paint keystones and walkways with two shades that complement the house color. Improve the landscaping by trimming hedges and planting colorful flowers in bloom. Outdoor decks and patios should be spruced up as well.

Clean up your act in the bathroom 
Nothing can put off a buyer more than grimy bathroom walls. Try mixing one part water with one part bleach in a spray bottle, then apply and watch the mold disappear. Clean a grimy shower door with a mixture of one part muriatic acid and about 10 parts water. Scrub with steel wool then wipe it down.

Make the master bedroom a crowd-pleaser
The basic rule for a master bedroom is that it should impress both genders. Do away with features that are either too masculine or too feminine. Choose a neutral color for the walls and complement them with matching bed linen.

Add a modern flavor to the Kitchen
Dated kitchen cabinets can look dreadful to potential buyers. Instead of replacing them, just stain them. Apply the stain in even strokes, going with the grain of the wood. Add stylish handles/pulls, and your kitchen will look like it belongs in this century. Studies show that new kitchen appliances are a plus for sellers, so get rid of old ones that make the kitchen look dated. 

Avoid clutter
Clear out personal items that could distract buyers of beautiful Myrtle Beach homes for sale. A packed living room is a red flag to buyers that indicates your home lacks storage space. Move unnecessary items and furniture to your garage or a storage facility. This way, buyers can see your square footage, not your belongings.

(Article excerpt and image from “30 Can't-Miss Home Staging Tips”, HGTV)

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