Home and Decor Magazine, April 2006
“As Good as Sold”
Story by Lydia Dumyn | Photos by Debra Gould
Excerpt from Home and Decor Magazine:
From the outside in, home staging expert Debra Gould of Six Elements Inc. shows how to make your home more saleable through some simple cosmetic changes that make all the difference.
Some say the first impression is the only impression that counts… when you’re trying to sell your home, it’s true. Home staging expert Debra Gould, also known as “The Staging Diva,” of Six Elements Inc. has bought six of her own homes and staged hundreds of others for clients.
Gould points out that when a real estate agent has eight homes to show prospective purchasers in a day, many buyers will decide from the car parked in the driveway whether they even want to bother seeing a listing. This is one of the reasons first impressions, or curb appeal, is so critical.
Gould staged the front of this Beach-area semi-detached home. “Your home’s curb appeal can be enhanced tremendously by removing the storm door, and replacing the front door, hardware, address sign and lighting,” says Gould – minor changes that can mean the difference between a prospective buyer crossing your threshold or passing your home entirley without so much as a second look. . . . ”
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