When showing their homes, sellers should note that about 40% of prospective homebuyers do not care if their new homes have living rooms. They are more interested in homes that have either a “great room” (with a casual, open seating area off the kitchen); a media room (with large-screen TV and sound equipment); or both. With this in mind, sellers may want to stage their living rooms as great rooms for the benefit of prospective buyers. This entails foregoing the usual formal living room seating in favor of comfortable furniture groupings that encourage socializing and conversation. As for the media room, this electronic playground is often found in converted basements. Smart sellers stage their homes in accord with buyers’ expectations.
Staging your home to sell is proven to increase your sale price up to seven percent, so it's worth your time to evaluate your place room-by-room and decide what changes to make. If you’re thinking of listing your home, please call our office. We look forward to meeting you. When homebuyers and sellers work with an agent, the entire process runs smoother and is a lot less stressful than if buyers or sellers did everything on their own.  
HINT: A cost-effective way to add warmth to a living room or great room involves installing a zero-clearance fireplace on an outer wall to provide the room with a focal point and cozy appeal.