CENTURY 21 Dumont and Associates | Manchester Real Estate, Hooksett Real Estate, Derry Real Estate


Photo by David Gonzales via Pexels

When it comes to selling a home, presentation is key. A well-staged home highlights the best features while leaving plenty of room for imagination in the minds of home buyers. Here are a few tried and true home staging tips to help your home steal the show and bring in the best offers.

Make an Exquisite Entrance

It's hard not to judge a book by its cover, and the outside of your home can make or break a buyer's interest. Make sure the lawn is kempt and walkways clear of leaves and debris. Surfaces should be clean and look like new. Trim hedges and tree branches. Add colorful flowers and/or subtle outdoor lighting to drive home the inviting feel.

Prioritize the Important Areas

You don't need to spruce up every nook and cranny of your home. Focus on the heaviest hitters - the kitchen, living room, and master bedroom - first. If a buyer is on the fence about purchasing, a fancy guest bedroom won't make a difference, but a dazzling kitchen might.

Add a Touch of Nature

Nothing breathes life into a home like a few eye-catching plants. Whether it's a large floor plant or a few small flower pots, it's important to give each plant plenty of space to stand out and accentuate the area. For example, a vase of vibrant lilies can liven up a dining room, while a tall snake plant can add charm to a living room. If you're short on time, faux plants can do the trick as well.

Make It Neat and Neutral

Rearrange items to maximize walking space. Each piece of furniture should add charm or function to the room. Stick to subtle colors and stow away personal items such as photos, ornaments, posters, and collectibles. While it can be tempting to get creative, try to keep the tone as neutral as possible. The goal is to highlight the potential of each area and leave the rest to the buyer's imagination.

Wood Is Good

Quality hardwood floors are a huge selling point. Yet, many sellers make the mistake of burying them under carpets and rugs. Even if your hardwood floors have seen better days, it's worth it to fix them up and show them off.

Let in the Light

Without proper lighting, all of your cleaning, repairing, and redesigning will be for naught. Part the curtains and raise the blinds to let daylight highlight all your home has to offer. If it's still too dark, consider swapping your window treatments for something lighter and airier, or simply remove them. In addition to daylight, you'll want to turn on overhead, floor, and table lighting when visitors arrive. 

These are just a few tips to help you make a great impression on prospective buyers. Of course, you can modify these tips depending on the size and layout of your home. Want to talk more expert tips on staging and outstanding open house? Contact me, and we'll find the right fit for your home staging needs.



78 Paquette Avenue, Manchester, NH 03104

Single-Family

$364,900
Price

3
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
1/2
Full/Half Baths
NORTH END spacious ranch in desirable neighborhood and school district. Very clean and in move-in condition. Convenient and handy entry foyer with tiled floors and closet. Hardwood floors are featured throughout this home. Amenities include a fireplaced LR, dining area with picture window open to applianced kitchen with range, DW, microwave and new ss refrigerator. Formal DR w/large picture window, slider to side porch and rear entry. 3 Large Bedrooms all have double closets. The full bath has an extra built-in shower and the 2 (half baths) are fully updated. The basement includes a 38' Family room, a great area for entertaining. Utilities include a newer FHA/oil system, Central A/C, 2 year old HW tank, new oil tank, 10 year old architectural room. Large new deck to enjoy the landscaping which is exceptional and professional with beautiful white vinyl fencing, a row of arborvitae's, lots of fruit trees and a variety of other trees and shrubs. The owner takes pride in caring for the lawn with the help of the shed to store equipment. There is a 2 car garage and extra parking. This is a must see property!
Open House
Sunday
November 24 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 78 Paquette Avenue, Manchester, NH 03104    Get Directions





322 North Adams Street, Manchester, NH 03104

Single-Family

$439,900
Price

3
Bedrooms
11
Rooms
3
Baths
PRICE REDUCTION! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath north end ranch on a dead end street. Hardwood floors through out in this lovely home, accented by crown mouldings. Large windows for plenty of sun filled rooms , art deco kitchen with quality appliances for the chef. A master suite with double sinks, walk-in tile shower and large walk-in closet. Larger bedrooms, 3-season sun room, 2 fireplaces and central AC. Perfect for entertaining, yet private enough to spend quality time with family. The finished lower level includes an office, media room and a workshop for crafts or hobbies, 3/4 bath and plenty of storage. Fenced in rear yard offers a patio, colorful perennials with a irrigation system. The home's location is close to schools, shopping, restaurants, highways and nearby Livingston park. Call to schedule your appt. today. OPEN HOUSE 10/6/2019 11:00 - 1:00.
Open House
Saturday
November 16 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 322 North Adams Street, Manchester, NH 03104    Get Directions





78 Paquette Avenue, Manchester, NH 03104

Single-Family

$364,900
Price

3
Bedrooms
8
Rooms
1/2
Full/Half Baths
NORTH END spacious ranch in desirable neighborhood and school district. Very clean and in move-in condition. Convenient and handy entry foyer with tiled floors and closet. Hardwood floors are featured throughout this home. Amenities include a fireplaced LR, dining area with picture window open to applianced kitchen with range, DW, microwave and new ss refrigerator. Formal DR w/large picture window, slider to side porch and rear entry. 3 Large Bedrooms all have double closets. The full bath has an extra built-in shower and the 2 (half baths) are fully updated. The basement includes a 38' Family room, a great area for entertaining. Utilities include a newer FHA/oil system, Central A/C, 2 year old HW tank, new oil tank, 10 year old architectural room. Large new deck to enjoy the landscaping which is exceptional and professional with beautiful white vinyl fencing, a row of arborvitae's, lots of fruit trees and a variety of other trees and shrubs. The owner takes pride in caring for the lawn with the help of the shed to store equipment. There is a 2 car garage and extra parking. This is a must see property!
Open House
Saturday
November 09 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 78 Paquette Avenue, Manchester, NH 03104    Get Directions





277 Cochran Hill Road, New Boston, NH 03070

Single-Family

$325,000
Price

5
Bedrooms
10
Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Lovely Colonial, A+ Location, Gorgeous Backyard. Beautiful antique 1790 home located on quiet scenic road just minutes from the center of New Boston. 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, in-law potential. Numerous updates throughout while maintaining many original antique home features. Enter the expansive mudroom custom designed with barn wood throughout and plenty of storage space - even a built-in boot bench! Renovated eat-in kitchen features hand-scraped island and table, hand-scraped hickory floor and granite mantle over wood stove. Formal dining room with double built-in hutches and fireplace. Living room astounds with exposed beams, hardwood floor, wood stove and lovely mantlepiece with original Parson's cupboard. 3-Season sunroom overlooking flower gardens. 1st floor also has a convenient bedroom with 1/2 bath - in-law potential. 2nd floor is complete with 3 bedrooms with original wide-plank floors, full bath and office. 3rd floor boasts fabulous bedroom or studio space with abundant built-in storage and scenic views of Joe English Hill. Almost 3 acres of well-established grounds with perennials, fruit trees, mature sugar maples and striking stonewalls. 14 x 20 shed with loft. New roof and exterior paint 2017. Updated main electric panel with generator hookup. Post and rail fence along the road adds to the charm of this wonderful home.
Open House
Sunday
September 29 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 277 Cochran Hill Road, New Boston, NH 03070    Get Directions






Loading