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Jun 01

Taking the “Awkward” Out of Staging Your Costa Mesa Home


As an abstract notion, staging your Costa Mesa home to prepare for listing photo shoots, open houses and showings is a non-controversial business procedure. It’s like preparing any other “product” you might want to sell—to maximize its value, you try to make it as appealing as possible.
Yet when you actually begin to roll up your sleeves to begin to stage your own home, the process might not be as agreeable as you’d imagined. In reality, staging for showings can feel like you’re changing more than your style—it’s like changing your history. Since most Costa Mesa homeowners will continue to live in their homes while it’s on the market, daily living might also feel somewhat awkward—as if you’re living in somebody else’s home.
Experienced Costa Mesa sellers who recognize feelings like those would probably agree on one reaction: good! Successful staging is a process whereby a current owner transforms their property from a personal expression of their own taste and history into a fresh canvas that welcomes future owners’ own embellishments. The value added when you succeed in that transformation is material—in fact, professionals point to the Real Estate Staging Association’s statistics that show staging can cut time on market by up to 90%.
For Costa Mesa homeowners staging their own properties, keeping the goal in mind should take any sting out of the process. Boxing up the old photos, taking down the humorous signs from the family room, and packing away vacation memorabilia are absolute necessities when the object is to make buyers feel less like intruders in someone else’s bailiwick.
In the end, staging can be thought of as a process of removing obstacles to prospects’ being able to project themselves as owners. When staging works, prospective buyers feel comfortable sticking around longer, asking more questions—and ultimately, making an offer that says, “I know I’ll be comfortable living here.”
Whether you rely on professional Costa Mesa staging or take on the project yourself, making it an important part of the plan for selling your home makes good sense. Call us to help put all the parts into action!

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, L3 has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year. L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com

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