What If You Can’t Afford to Update Your Home to Sell? Home Stager Minneapolis MN

What If You Can’t Afford to Update Your Home to Sell?

Realtor’s and Home Stagers alike will tell you to update your home whenever possible, especially in the key areas like the kitchen and bathrooms.

But what if you just can’t do it?

My recent client lived in her home 45 years and had done nothing to it. She had moved to a Senior Living Complex and needed to sell her home but had very limited resources to do any updates.

So what should you do??

First, bring in a professional Home Stager and an Experienced Realtor to help you determine what is the best use of your funds.

Prioritize that list, do what you can but all in all make is sizzle and make it appeal to the buyer!

In this home, the buyer was most likely going to be a first time homeowner thus someone young. If you can’t do much….make the retro look hip and cool!

This 1950s rambler was tired. Very, very tired. Very few actual updates were done but they knew they needed to LET IT SING!!

Old brick, old paneling, old drapes.

LR Before

LR Before


LR After


LR After


Old cabinets, yellow counter tops, old paneling.

Kitchen Before

DR before



Kitchen after


DR after


Remember these built-in planter boxes that were sooooo cool in their day? Fake greenery stuck in there is not going to cut it for a young buyer.


fireplace before


fireplace box before


But hey…hip cool twigs will!!

Fireplace after


fireplace after


Use your limited budget wisely. Do what you can but most of all….. Make Your House Sizzle, Pop and Sing!

Sounds like a group from the 50’s! Perfect.

Make Your House Show At It’s Full Potential no matter how many updates you can afford!

Update -this home sold in 11 days with multiple offers.