The First Step in Preparing Your Home for a Top Dollar Sale in NJ


Once you make the decision to sell your home, so many thoughts go through your head. How should you fix it up for maximum selling price? Where do you start? Who do you need to call? How quickly can it be done?

Instead of getting overwhelmed, your best first move is to schedule a home staging consultation, and I’m not saying that just because it’s my business.

Even if you don’t want to professionally stage your home, getting a prioritized checklist of “to dos” from a home-selling professional will give you the peace of mind that you’re going in right direction.

What does a home staging consultation include?

These are just a few of the areas where we’ll provide suggestions for improvement (if needed) and appealing to buyers in your area (Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Essex County, NJ… or Rockland County, NY):

  • enhancing your home’s curb appeal for target buyers

  • rearranging furniture to enlarge the space of each room

  • dividing the functional areas of a large room (if you have an open concept floor plan)

  • any necessary repairs or remodeling

  • stylistic improvements, like selecting paint colors

  • updates to soft furnishings, like linens, bedding, or drapery

  • lighting that brightens and opens your space

  • decluttering and de-personalizing if you’re occupying the home

  • hiring tradesmen and handymen if you need them (we can recommend some pros)

  • peace of mind

  • and much more

It’s truly amazing what a few hours with a professional home stager can do for your peace of mind — and your bottom line.

If you decide to stage the home…

The key to home staging is in the presentation of the home. It must appear attractive to the potential homebuyer. It must “speak” to them. When a buyer sees the listing online, it should WOW them. When they walk into the home, it should WOW them and make them imagine living there.

These are the emotions that inspire a top-dollar sale!

That’s why home staging is an investment not an expense. For stats on the ROI of home staging, read here!

Don’t Just hear it from us…

“After attending a staging presentation by Lori (Spaces That Speak) at my local library, I immediately set up an appointment for her to come to my house for a 2-hour consultation…

“Working with Lori was a very positive, pleasant and helpful experience. Her suggestions led to immediate improvements in the spaces I knew needed the most help — advising which items to relocate or remove from a room, as well as changes to the color of the walls. She was very considerate of my own opinion and at all times, remained friendly and attentive to our needs….

“Lori’s suggestions prompted me to make easy, inexpensive changes (the painting of the walls being the most expensive, but also making the biggest impact). After the painting and spending my own time rearranging things throughout our home, I asked Lori back to help with the final placement of some odds and ends. Again, her recommendations were spot on…

“She worked quickly and methodically, and I know that the money I spent on her services were well worth it. Our house went on the market today and I am confident it looks welcoming, spacious and beautiful! I highly recommend Lori as a professional home stager.”

— Eileen Jarrett, Old Tappan, NJ

Thanks, Eileen! We were happy to help. We truly love what we do!