TOP TIPS FOR STAGING YOUR HOME

    A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visualize it as their own. That’s why here at Breakthrough Broker, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips.

    1. Dress up your yard. First impressions count, and the first one your home gives comes from the exterior. Mow the lawn, clean up shrubbery, rake any leaves, clean the walkway and driveway, plant in-season flowers, and pull up any unsightly weeds.
    2. Reduce personal items. Make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves making your house their home by removing personal photos and knick-knacks from shelves, walls, and counters. Instead replace them with clean, simple décor, such as abstract paintings, nature images, vases, plants, and more.
    3. Organize your storage areas. Storage is a huge selling point. Tidy up and clear out the accessible closets and cupboards in the home and make sure to point them out during an open house or showing.
    4. Appeal to the senses. Consider ways you can appeal to potential homebuyers’ other senses. During a viewing or open house, bake some fresh cookies or burn delicious smelling candles and play light, relaxing music in the background.
    5. Consider turning to an expert. With their knowledge of current trends and a great eye for design, professionally certified stagers can transform a home in a variety of ways and have a keen sense of what homebuyers want and expect in a home. Investing in hiring a pro may pay off in dividends.

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    John Jones

    John Jones knows Middle Tennessee and he knows real estate. Born and raised in Murfreesboro, John brings a life of local experiences and 21 years of experience in the real estate industry to his clients. He’s helped over 3,300 families handle their real estate needs. Before opening his own brokerage firm, he was a perennial top producer for Coldwell Banker, consistently ranking among the top 1% of agent in the nation. John and his team have also received numerous awards and recognitions for top sales performances in the state as well as nationwide from the Star Power organization and The Wall Street Journal. In October of 2008, John realized his vision of a small boutique real estate firm that went beyond tradition and provided cutting edge tactics that offer the best in customer service, market knowledge, wealth building opportunities, and innovative techniques that get homes sold. To open a new business just before the housing crisis and not only survive but also grow is a tremendous testament to the connections John has within Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. His company now has over 15 team members who share his goal in serving his hometown. John has been married to his wife, Tracy, for over 20 years. They have four children, Jack (19), Pruitt (16), Liza Jane (14) and Mary Margaret (10). The Jones family attends World Outreach Church. John loves all sports and enjoys spending time watching his children compete. He has one son who plays football for The University of Tennessee, another finishing up his senior year at Oakland High School, and both daughters play basketball for Providence Christian Academy. The Jones family also enjoys spending time together on Center Hill Lake.

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