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Barry Shaw - Century 21 Affiliated - Hudson WI

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23
2019
 
It’s crucial for everything in a home to look its best when going to market. Here’s a few home staging tips.

Highlight Key Areas
Focus on key rooms. A recent NAR report stated that “the most common rooms staged included the living room (93 percent), kitchen (84 percent), master bedroom (78 percent), and the dining room (72 percent).”
Because of this, it’s not necessary to arrange smaller rooms, such as guest rooms or bathrooms. However, definitely beneficial to stage the first room prospective buyers enter.

Clear Out the Clutter
Easiest and most affordable staging tactic is to reduce the amount of clutter in each room. Clear countertops, Sell or Donate items you do not want or need and get back to open spaces.
Arrange the furniture to make everything look as open as possible. Put bulky, damaged, or mismatched furniture into storage.

Reduce the Personal Touch
Help buyers visualize the space as their own. One of the best ways to do so is by removing as much personal items from the home as possible. Family portraits, trophies, children’s toys, pet items, and that collection of Game of Thrones figurines should all be put away.

Lighten Up
Don’t let buyers walk into a dark home. Take down heavy window hangings to allow more natural light to come in and invest in additional lighting fixtures if needed. Before showings, make sure that all of the blinds or curtains are open and turn on all of the lights. This can help make the home feel more welcoming and appear larger.

Scrub Down

Clean home from top to bottom. Every square inch should be sparkling as it shows potential buyers that the home has been well-maintained. This is important for the homes appearance, and also can help keep the value of the home high. Ceiling fans, blinds, tops of cabinets, etc. should all be tackled before floors and baseboards. Cleaning can also reveal any areas that need a little maintenance.

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What my clients are saying  

"Great experience would use Barry again. All worked out well. Excellent experience."

 

~ Collette

First time home buyer, and he was great to work with! I will definitely be using Barry in the future! Best guy in the business!

 

~ Jon K.

"Pleasure to work with. Answered all of our questions and always responded promptly. Made his schedule flexible to fit ours. Overall great experience."

 

~ Brad

"Barry helped my husband and I buy our first house. A lot of people advised me when I started talking about the home buying process that it was very stressful and time consuming. Yes, it felt a little stressful but I have to say buying our first house was a smooth transaction. Barry was excellent with communication. I prefer using my email since I don't always have my cell phone on me. Barry was very quick at replying to all my emails and was always very polite. Barry was also very professional when setting up showings for us, showing the house and at closing. When we received a counter offer on the house from the owner I wasn't sure how to go about it. Barry walked me through all possible options. The options he gave with his opinions felt trustworthy (he wasn't just trying to make the sell). I also really liked that Barry was laid back. He has a calm and friendly demeanor, made him a pleasure to work with!"

 

~ Katarina

I chose to work with Barry because he was recommended by a good friend. Barry was amazing. The process went smoothly because he constantly kept us up to date on EVERYTHING. I have already recommended Barry to a few people.

 

~ Liz

I was purchasing this home from out of state and Barry carefully chose a beautiful home for me and my price range.He carefully listened and answered all questions and was always available.I would highly recommend him!This was the perfect place to come home to.

 

~ Mike

This realtor is more on selling your home and investing his time and money into it. He works with you and is very respectable of your home. I have not found another realtor that cares about you selling your home instead of how much money they make. He is the best by far!! I have also heard from others how nice this person is and how helpful he is; who goes out of his way to please!

 

~ KT N

Barry was wonderful to work with, especially as I was a first-time home buyer and being completely novice with the home buying process. From working with me on affordable homes and proffering advice, and knowing when it was right to delegate concerns as appropriate, Barry definitely knew my needs and interests in a home. His approach is no-nonsense. Definitely not pushy. On the contrary -- On the day I saw the home of my dreams, there were still a couple homes on the list to check out and he had asked me if I was sure I didnt want to see them. I'd said no, but it was fantastic he encouraged me to try one or two other homes. But even my mum has an old adage - when the right house is found, one knows straightaway that is the one. And he was very helpful for a post-sale issue too. Am most grateful! And he's right - living in Wisconsin is fantastic. Barry is highly recommended - again, much thanks!

 

~ David

If you are looking for a new home Barry Shaw is your guy. He is excellent! He found us the home of our dreams and helped us with all of our questions through closing. Thank you Barry!!

 

~ Robb

Barry understands all the emotions you go through when buying/selling your home. He responded to emails quickly. He set up home showings quickly for my husband and I to view. His negotiation skills are excellent. I highly recommend Barry to sell your house or find the house you always wanted! He found the perfect house for my family.

 

~ Jennifer

It was very enjoyable to have Barry show us houses in Prescott,WI. and surrounding areas. He was responsive in showing us the homes we were interested in, with no pressure. He was very helpful.

 

~ MC

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