When you're on the hunt for a new home, there are a lot of factors to consider beyond just the appearance. However, sellers (and their realtors) know that the home-buying process is also based on emotional decisions, and the way a house looks can have a big impact on whether or not prospective homebuyers can envision themselves in it. That's why smart sellers make sure their homes are staged to perfection.
Good staging highlights a home's best features—but it can also hide potential problems. This doesn't necessarily mean that sellers are being deceptive. They're just trying to be sure that you don't focus on any imperfections in the home. These imperfections can be pretty minor and may not be deal breakers, but it's good to know exactly what you're getting into before you sign on the dotted line. Here are some common home staging tricks that you should be aware of.
Jason Gelios is a Husband and Father. After that, a Top Producing REALTOR®, Author of the books 'Think like a REALTOR®' and 'Beating The Force Of Average', Creator of The AskJasonGelios Real Estate Show and Expert Media Contributor to media outlets across the country.