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Selling Your Home?

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Debbi DiMaggio

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Top Tips for Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Selling a home is a multi-step process. Taking a house from your family residence to an attractively presented listing requires a systematic approach and an eye for aesthetics. This is often a guessing game for sellers, but staging is, in fact, the most important step in preparing your home for sale.

Refresh Every Surface – Inside and Out

Staging actually starts with deep cleaning. Though a home may be broom-clean, you want it to look sparkling-clean for buyers. Your agent will probably recommend that you steam-clean the carpets, scrub the hard floors, and bleach the grout in the bathrooms. You may also want to power-wash your siding, driveway, and sidewalks to make the entire home gleam. Look for subtle signs of grime or built-up dirt on seldom-noticed surfaces, but don’t worry too much about scrubbing painted walls. We’ll deal with those next.

Repaint with This Year’s Neutral Colors

A simple coat of fresh paint can make a home look brand new. For this reason, every wall in the home should be repainted in fresh new hues. The colors most popular in the housing market shift from year to year. Your agent will be able to tell you which hues of paint look best in your home and will be most appealing to area buyers.

Strategic Furniture and Decor

With a freshly repainted home, it’s time to stage it with furniture.  You can stage with your own furniture, rented furniture, or even pieces your agent might have tucked away. The idea of furniture in staging isn’t actually to furnish a house; rather, it’s to give the impression of how each room can be used.

Moving Mountains Design explains going small and sparse will emphasize the spaciousness of each room, while still providing context for buyers to see “This is the living room,” or “This is the second bedroom,” instead of facing empty, featureless rooms. In other words, you’re sparking their imagination for how they will use the rooms.

In terms of decor, neutral is best, which means removing anything that reflects your own personal tastes. Potential buyers may not share those same tastes with you, and they may look elsewhere if you keep your personal style on display.

If you’re stumped on where to begin, you can search through local listings to see how other homeowners are staging their homes. Still need help? There are professional stagers who can help you make your home look fantastic.

Create Curb Appeal

Staging isn’t just about the home’s interior. Actually, many buyers will make up their minds whether or not they like your home based on the exterior. With that in mind, it’s crucial to amp up the curb appeal. Tidy the landscaping, manicure the lawn, and then add some blooming flowers for a welcoming appearance. Pay extra attention to your entryway, and if your front door looks tired, paint it and install new hardware. For the finishing touch, add a new doormat to greet house hunters as they arrive.

Take Amazing Photos

Once the house is staged, it’s time for photos. In the age of internet home searches, most people rely on property photos to cull homes. If you’re uncomfortable with a DIY approach, your agent will know exactly how to take a vivid and flattering photo-tour of the home. They will walk from room to room snapping photos in the best light and may come back for a better shot to make sure your online listing is perfect.

A proper presentation ensures your listing, showings, and open house events are top-notch. Clean, declutter, spruce up and arrange with house hunters in mind. By going the extra mile with your efforts, you’re sure to be rewarded with a quick sale.

Before and After Staged To Sell

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Debbi DiMaggio

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Before and After, Staged to Sell

Realtors for the Generations | Debbi DiMaggio and Adam Betta

www.DiMaggioAndBetta.com

Piedmont, CA | Represented the Sellers

Sweet Tooth For Homes, Piedmont’s Ghirardelli Mansion On the Block

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Debbi DiMaggio

(c) Quentin Bacon qbacon.comIf you have a sweet tooth for homes you won’t want to miss seeing this exquisite home built for the Ghirardelli chocolate family in the early 1900’s.

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Impressive Formal Dining Room with Lovely Details

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Red Carpet on Stairs, Dark Entry

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Light and Bright

Exposed Hardwood Floors

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Grand Foyer

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Light Bright, Open, Cheerful and Ready for A Party or Family Dinner

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Staged and Ready

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Grand Living Room After

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we removed the drapes and painted & staged

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Before Sunroom

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Now My Favorite Room, Oh so cheerful and happy!

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Well, this is really my favorite room, this exquisite library that leads out to the gorgeous garden.

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Master Bedroom

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From Drab

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What a change! Gorgeous!

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Main Staircase

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All new light bulbs, paint, removal of carpet and staging – experience the transformation by Debbi DiMaggio Home

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Center Office, Upstairs Family Room or Bedroom ( not currently counted in the marketing )

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After! What a great place to work or hang out.

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Grand Bedroom

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Gracious and Elegant

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Upstairs Family Room – I was told at one time the entire third floor was a Grand Ball Room. Imagine the parties the Ghirardelli family enjoyed!

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What a fantastic place to reside – the sweet cottage out back!

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Two Room Cottage with Full Bath and Kitchen

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Gorgeous Gardens

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Lovely Roses

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Magnificent Mansion

Piedmont, CA

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Located in Central Piedmont, Home To Top Rated Schools

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Presented by Debbi DiMaggio and Adam Betta

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Fixed Up to Sell – My Version of HGTV

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Debbi DiMaggio

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Fixed up and staged to sell, Oakland, California. Just another home I enjoyed transforming.

One of my absolute favorite aspects about real estate is when I have the opportunity to prepare a home for sale. It’s my version of playing in the sand.

Whether it is coordinating the workers, choosing the light fixtures or managing the project, witnessing the transformation is always exciting and never gets old.

 

Details:

580 Kenmore Avenue, Oakland | Offered at $899,000

Listed and Presented By Adam Betta and Debbi DiMaggio

Three bedrooms, one full bath and an expansive garden.

Located within a few blocks of the bustling shops and restaurants on Lakeshore and Grand Avenues.

180 Sandringham Road, Piedmont

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Debbi DiMaggio

See for yourself.  The transformation of 180 Sandringham Road in Piedmont

180 Sandringham Road, Piedmont

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