Avoid the Groundhog Day Experience When Staging a Home

Living inside a staged home can be a daunting task when the seller has to be in a constant state of upkeep. The experience can be grueling for sellers when their personal life becomes public display to strangers and their criticisms. If you’re going to be living in the home while selling you have to be willingly inconvenienced – not only emotionally, but physically.

So, what’s the best way to get out from under the microscope? Sell fast of course. In order to create an irrestible space with home staging you must work at it, and work at it…over and over and over again. It can get pretty redundant, like in that movie Groundhog’s Day with Bill Murray.

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Having a property on the market can have you feeling the same way as Bill Murray did — reliving the nightmare over everyday. In the case of the home seller, making the beds, putting away the laundry, washing the dishes, vacuuming, dusting the list is not only daunting, but endless! A home seller needs to focus on the why though to stay motivated. It’s important to maintain a home while on the market because today may be the day that special someone will walk in the door and say “WOW! I have to have this home!”

To avoid the Groundhog Day rut while still accomplishing these daily tasks try:

  • Try talking to a friend that motivates you and will inspire you.
  • Stick to a schedule so you know you have time allotted to get the house in order.
  • Hire someone to take on the tasks you rather not do or don’t have time to complete.
  • Play some music to lighten the mood.
  • Reward yourself occasionally for a job well done.

Need some help getting started? Check out Tori’s checklists to get a handle on how to maintain your home more efficient and how to utilize your time to see the biggest return on your investment.


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