Staging in North Scottsdale

dining room photoProfessional home stagers have an eye for design, and are able to stage a home to sell quickly.  While they have professional experience in how to show off your home’s assets, and therefore, are an invaluable resource, there are some practical tips that anyone can implement when listing their home for sale.

First, walk through each room in your home and focus on the floors.  Can a potential buyer see the flooring in each room, or do area rugs cover a large amount of your tile or hardwood?  Or, if you have carpet, is your carpet clean and in good condition?

Second, walk through each room and see if there are personal items may distract a potential buyer from looking at the actual features of your home.  For example, do you have family photos around the room?   Do you have sports paraphernalia or collections of items displayed in your room?  While these items may be things you cherish, they are distracting to buyers and may cause it to be difficult for a buyer to imagine themselves living in your home.

Third, are your countertops in your kitchen and bathroom clear and free of personal items or clutter?  To show off the beautiful features of your home and the spaciousness of these important spaces, eliminating any and all non-essential items from these horizontal surfaces is a quick and easy task when staging your home for sale.

Finally, how is the lighting in each room of your home?  Are any of your lamps and fixtures missing lightbulbs?  Are all of your window treatments opened to increase natural light in your rooms?  Are your windows sparkling clean?  All of these steps are easy ways to increase the ability of buyers to notice and appreciate all of the features in your home.

Your listing agent is a fantastic resource for more ideas on how to stage your home in preparation for sale.

Top Five Reasons To Buy a Home in Desert Ridge:

Desert Ridge Marketplace photo5.  Well-maintained and popular parks with playgrounds. From Aviano Community Park with its extra-large adventure playground complete with zip line and spider web climber, to Fireside Community Park with its two playground areas with shade and a climbing wall, and Cashman Park with its newly-remodeled shaded playground with top-notch play equipment, Desert Ridge is built for children’s outdoor play.

4.  Convenience to major freeways.  Desert Ridge is literally minutes from both the Loop 101 and State Route 51 freeways.  These freeways will take you to downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, or any of the outlying cities quickly and conveniently, while bypassing stop and go traffic on surface streets.

3.  Restaurants and entertainment.  Thanks to Desert Ridge Marketplace, a beautiful outdoor mall with over 50 retail stores, over 25 restaurants, plus a movie theatre, arcade and play center for kids, there are endless options for dining and fun.  Next door to Desert Ridge Marketplace is High Street, another outdoor mall with trendy restaurants, bars and shops, along with luxury loft-style apartments above the retail spaces.

2.  Schools.  The A plus rated school district of Paradise Valley Unified has several award-winning schools in the Desert Ridge area.  Desert Trails Elementary, Wildfire Elementary and Fireside Elementary serve grades preschool through sixth, while Explorer Middle School serves seventh and eighth grade students.  Pinnacle High School is a nationally recognized high school.  While PVUSD does offer open enrollment, the popularity of these schools results in waiting lists for some grades unless the students reside in Desert Ridge.

1.  Home values.  The homes in the Desert Ridge community tend to hold as well as increase in value due to all of the above factors and more.  I will utilize my extensive knowledge of the home values (comps) as well as the market trends in Desert Ridge to help you find the best home for you and your family.

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