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We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

Thank you for visiting DesertAreaHomeFinder.com, we hope you find our site helpful and we look forward to speaking with you it's easy, just click on the picture of a cell phone in the upper right corner of this web site and it will ring our cell phone directly.

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Staging Your Home in 2018

Staged Living RoomStaging your home to sell in 2018  – Home Staging has become the industry standard.  Today, Home Buyers are looking for “Hotel Ready”.  We have ample evidence proving that staged homes are on the market less time and will sell at a higher price than a home that has not been staged. A properly staged home also helps your potential buyer visualize the home as their own.

Here are 5 Simple Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

1.) Stellar photography is essential. However, even amazing photography can only go so far without excellent staging.

2.) Light it Up – Lighting is everything and a great low-cost solution that will reap rewards for you. Now is not the time for energy efficient light bulbs, put high wattage bulbs in your lamps and overhead lights and turn them on for showings.

3.) Float your furniture – by pulling your furniture away from the wall, and floating it in the room you actually make the room look larger and help the buyer navigate the space. Use the homes traffic pattern to help guide you. Furniture should never be a distraction but enhance the flow of the room and the house.

4.) Fresh Flowers are a Universal Crowd Pleaser – They add vibrancy, beauty, and aroma to any room.  Bouquets can be used as centerpieces in the kitchen or dining table, and smaller arrangements can be placed on side tables. Even a few small stems in a mason jar can offer a welcoming touch.

5.) Sell the lifestyle – You aren’t selling a home, you are selling the lifestyle. It’s all about the feeling a potential buyer gets when they walk through the door.  You want them to feel at home by showing them what the life in the home looks like.

That means creating moments they can connect to — without it feeling contrived. A cozy reading nook in a living room or a collection of glass jars on a tray in the master bath creates a sense of both luxury and comfort.

5.) Use elegant white linens – Create a spa-like atmosphere in the Master with White Bed Linens. A clean, white, lofty cotton duvet cover and white pillows add a pleasant hotel look. In the bathroom, thick white towels and shower curtains can transform a frumpy bathroom to a luxury spa look.

Staging is about creating an online photo presentation that brings buyers offline and through the front door. Today, the “drive-by” is first done online and the way your home is presented online is a key element in the marketing of your home.

Yes, it does take more than 5 quick tips to create the perfect staged home, but it’s a great start to help you reach your goals.

If you would like more information about how professional marketing and staging will get your home sold faster for more, give us a call, we’re here to help.
(760) 218 – 5752

Cathi and Ben Walter

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
  • REALTOR ®
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
  • CalBRE# 01346930

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