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Stage Your Champaign Home For Sale

by Rose Price

Extreme Home Staging 

Today's post is the first post in a new series that will address the power of "Staging" your Champaign - Urbana  home for sale. Staging your home is a proven strategy to help sell your Champaign Area home more quickly, and for a higher price.

What is Home Staging? 
Home staging is an applied art, for strategically presenting your Chesire home so that it appeals to the most Cheshire CT home buyers. A home staging strategy typically will include, but is not limited to: enhancing curb appeal, beautifying landscaping, improving entry ways, presenting key rooms,  rearranging furniture, adding or removing accessories. 
Excellent home staging, requires a unique staging plan for each home based on the potential buyer for the demographics of that Cheshire Area home's price range,  location, and style. An experienced, professional Cheshire Real Estate Agent, knows what Chehire, CT  home buyers want and can advise you on how to strategically highlight your home's best features. 
10 Home Staging Ideas To Sell Your Cheshire Home
Clutter MUST GO! The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of clutter. 
Furniture Arrangements There's a common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn't the case. Instead, furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls. 
Move it around Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim. 
Transform Whole Rooms If you have a room that serves only to gather junk, repurpose it into something that will add to the value of your home. 
Lighting One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. 
Bigger is Better To make a room appear to be bigger than it is, paint it the same color as the adjacent room. 
Neutral and Appealing Painting a living room a fresh neutral color helps tone down any dated finishes in the space.
Experiment with Paint Color Don't be afraid to use dark paint in a powder room, dining room or bedroom. A deep tone on the walls can make the space more intimate, dramatic and cozy. 
Rearrange Pictures and Wall Hangings If your home is like most, the art is hung in a high line encircling each room. 
Rearrange, Add or Remove Accesories Mixing the right accessories can make a room more inviting. 
Add Fresh Flowers Staged homes are almost always graced with fresh flowers and pricey orchid arrangements, but you can get a similar effect simply by raiding your yard. 

What is Home Staging? 

Home staging is an applied art, for strategically presenting your Champaign home so that it appeals to the most Champaign IL and Urbana IL home buyers. A home staging strategy will typically include, but is not limited to: enhancing curb appeal, beautifying landscaping, improving entry ways, presenting key rooms, rearranging furniture, adding or removing accessories and more. Excellent home staging, requires a unique staging plan for each home based on the potential buyer, for a specific Champaign Area demographic, price range, location, style and floor plan.

An experienced, Professional Champaign Real Estate Expert, knows the Champaign, IL real estate market; what Champaign, IL  home buyers want, and can advise you on how to strategically highlight your home's best features. 

10 Home Staging Ideas To Sell Your Champaign, IL Home:

  1. Clutter MUST GO!   Removing all your clutter is the first thing you need to do!
  2. Furniture Arrangements Some people believe rooms will feel larger and easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that's not the case.  
  3. Transform Whole Rooms If you have a room that's gathered junk, change it and make it functional, to add value of your home. 
  4. Lighting Matters Lighting updates can make staged homes feel comfortable and welcoming. 
  5. Bigger is Better  Paint rooms the same color as an adjacent room, to create the feeling that the room is bigger.
  6. Neutral and Appealing  Tone down outdated finishes or paint by painting a living room a new, bright neutral color.
  7. Experiment with Paint Color  Deeper wall tones will make some areas more intimate & cozy. So it's OK to use dark paint in bathrooms, dining rooms or bedrooms. 
  8. Rearrange Pictures and Wall Hangings If your home is like most, the art is hung in a high line encircling each room. 
  9. Rearrange, Add or Remove Accessories Mixing the right accessories can make a room more inviting. 
  10. Add Fresh Flowers  Fresh flower arrangements, from a florist or your own yard make your home more appealing. 

In the coming weeks, I'll post detailed thoughts and ideas to help you use each of the categories on the list. 

 

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University of Illinois Ranked Among Best in The Nation

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University of Illinois

With classes beginning August 27 at the University of Illinois, I thought it would be a great time to remember what an awesome University we have here in Champaign, Illinois.

In its 2013 rankings, U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges rated Illinois as the number 13 public university and the number 46 national university. According to the 2013 - 2014 U.S.News & World Report's graduate and undergraduate rankings: (If noted otherwise, it is the most recent information available.)

  • The Graduate School of Library and Information Science's program is 1st in the nation. (2014)
  • The College of Engineering is ranked 5th in undergraduate and 5th in graduate programs nationally.
  • The College of Business is ranked 14th in undergraduate programs nationally.
  •  The College of Education is ranked 19th in graduate programs nationally.
  •  The Department of Civil Engineering is 1st in graduation programs nationally.

Source credit: U.S.News & World Report

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