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    Home Staging Ideas to Attract More Albuquerque Home Buyers

    You can make a good deal more money on your home sale if you stage your home to attract buyers in Albuquerque. In fact, most agents will tell you that a well-staged home will increase the offer on any home. But you need to do more than just vacuum the floor and fluff a few pillows. It’s all about decluttering, repairing, updating, and depersonalizing.

    Here’s a few areas to focus on when staging your home:

    Dining Room

    • Let buyers entertain the idea of entertaining. Set out some chic place settings around the table, or a few wine glasses and a decanter on the buffet.
    • Strike a balance between overly formal and too casual with an attractive runner and a few fun, decorative elements — think small floral vases or short candle holders.

    Bathroom

    • It’s de-grime time: Scrub and sanitize the walls, floor, shower door — virtually every surface that comes in contact with steam.
    • Spend extra time scrubbing that tile grout and re-caulk around the tub if necessary.
    • If your bathroom tile is dated, try paint instead of replacing it. Start with a high-adhesion primer and either epoxy or latex paint.
    • Remove clutter from the countertop, tub, and top of toilet. Clean surfaces until they gleam.
    • Pack up and hide all your personal products — from medicine to razors.
    • Create a luxury spa look with a fancy soap dispenser, fluffy white towels, decorative baskets, candles, plants, a white shower curtain, and a new bath mat.
    • Fix leaky or running toilets and replace toilet seats.
    • Remove hard water stains on faucets and shower heads. (Try vinegar!)
    • Take a daring sniff of the drains. Odorous? Clean them out, and deodorize with baking soda, boiling water, or vinegar.
    • Time for a new sink anyway? Try a pedestal sink to optimize precious bathroom space.

    Walls, Windows & More

    • Have a dark corner or hallway? Brighten it up with a decorative mirror.
    • Neutralize the walls. If any rooms are painted in dark colors, repaint white or beige.
    • Paint adjacent rooms the same color to make the whole space feel larger.
    • Fill nicks and holes in walls, and touch up with paint.
    • Sorry, wood paneling. It’s time. Paint over paneling with a neutral color. To really cover your tracks, use wood filler between panels and paint over the entire thing.
    • Make sure every switch plate and outlet cover matches and looks brand new.
    • Wash the windows, inside and out. Repair any holes or tears in screens.
    • Replace those family portraits with interesting art placed strategically throughout the house. Avoid leaving dead space on walls.

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