Flaws in your home that you can't hide

When you put your home on the market and open it up to potential buyers, you want it to look its best. Often, this means listening to the advice of your real estate agent and maybe even hiring a professional home stager. While staging your home is essential, sellers need to know the difference between staging to let your house’s best features shine through and hiding serious problems. These problems either have to be repaired or taken into account when pricing your home.

Here are a few of the issues that need to be addressed and not ‘staged’ away:

Windows

If you have broken windows, they will be noticed. Ask your real estate professional if it would be worth it to have them replaced. At the very least, you should replace the broken glass. If you screens are ripped or torn, those should be replaced as well. Torn screens are a subtle red flag to potential buyers that you didn’t keep up on repairs to your home while it was in your possession.

Cracked tiles

You could try and hide the tiles with a clever decorating scheme, but it will be another one of those red flags. Buyers will think, if they are hiding these maybe there’s a serious problem. Fixing a few cracked tiles will eliminate these doubts and prevent the red flags from popping up.

Roof Issues

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Your home could be a gorgeous work of art but if there is a leaky roof, buyers will expect you to fix it or adjust your price.

Uneven floors

A lot of older homes have uneven parts of their floors, but if your home is on the newer side this can be sign of structural issues. It can in old homes as well, so either way, we suggest that if that’s the case in your home, you call in a expert. A home inspector or engineer will be able to tell you if the uneven floor is an issue or a bit of your home’s character.

A home stager with integrity will point out these repairs to you. If they say they can ‘hide’ the flaws in your home, you might want to look at working with another stager. We wish you luck in the staging of your home. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help! Simply call or e-mail our office and a licensed real estate professional will be glad to talk it out with you. We can also recommend a home stager with integrity for you to work with.

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