As experience and studies have shown, properly staging and preparing your home for sale has a major impact and provides a significant return on your investment. And one of the unexpected results of having your home professionally cleaned and staged is that many homeowners fall in love with their home all over again! In fact, many homeowners tell me they wish they had done the work sooner so they could have enjoyed the results longer. This inspired one client to assess her home every 2 to 3 years and make all of the updates, fixes and cosmetic tweaks she would if she were selling her home, even though she's staying put. What a great way to really enjoy your home!!
So now that the days are shorter and cooler and we're spending more time inside, why not take a look around your place and ask yourself what you would repaint, clean or discard if you were preparing to sell, and then do those things -- just for you! You'll get the most enjoyment from your home now and an easier transition when it's time to sell. Hmmmm, I think I may just go take a hard look around my house now!