Tips on How to Stage a Home

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If you’re trying to sell your home, one of the best things you can do to entice potential buyers is to have your house ready to make a great first impression. Staging your home can instantly make buyers feel at home so they can envision themselves living within your space. Follow these tips to prepare your home for your next showing so that you can sell as fast as possible.


Get Rid of Clutter

Clutter can make some people feel uneasy and although it will feel more lived in, since most of us have some clutter in our living spaces, you do not want people to feel like it needs cleaned up. The fact is that a cluttered home looks smaller than it would otherwise look. When staging professionals are hired to stage a home, they often will remove a large amount of furniture from the home to make it look much larger. Try to pare down as much of your belongings as possible and think about what furniture would be essential and what could be stored in a storage unit.


Rethink Rooms

If you have extra rooms that are used mostly to store additional belongings and is used as a catch-all room, try to figure out how the space could better be utilized. A small room that used to house clutter could be a home office or even small living room area.


Lean Toward Neutral

Bold colored walls often don’t translate well to prospective buyers so you should consider moving more towards neutral shades. It doesn’t necessarily mean you need to paint your walls white or even cream colored because neutral can mean a lighter shade of blue or green too. These neutral shades can also help your visitors feel relaxed.


Have Great Lighting

One aspect of staging a home that often gets overlooked is lighting. Having great lighting in the home you’re selling will allow the prospective buyer to feel more at ease. Most of us do not have good lighting in our homes, so it’s good to take an unbiased look at how much light your home gets and adjust if it needs more. A good rule of thumb is to have about 100 watts of light for every 50 feet of your home.                              

Press Release: Middletown #3 Acquisition 5/2/17

NEEDHAM, MA – May 2, 2017 – RK Centers  has acquired RK Brown’s Lane (formally Brown’s Lane), a 75,000 square foot shopping center in Middletown, Rhode Island from RPAI (Retail Properties of America, Inc.)  for $10,575,000. The sale was brokered by Nat Heald and Chris Angelone of JLL Capital Markets.

The property has excellent access and visibility at a signalized intersection. It is located on Route 114 which serves as the main thoroughfare in the Middletwon / Newport trade area.  The property is anchored by Stop & Shop which has been operating at the location for over 30 years. Other national tenants  include GNC and Sprint.

The property is located across the street from RK Middletown Square which was acquired by RK Centers in April 2015. The strong tenant roster includes Barnes and Nobles, Ulta Beauty, Michaels, and Petco.

Ken Fries, Director of Acquisitions at RK Centers, commented that “It (Middletown) is a market we know extremely well. With this purchase, we now own four centers within this dynamic trade area totaling 541,575 square feet. We believe that our operating efficiencies will serve us well going forward.”

RK Centers has been active with its acquisition program in New England, purchasing 16 properties totaling approximately 1,675,000 SF over the past 24 months.

RK Centers is a privately held, family-owned real estate development company, which currently owns over 8,000,000 square feet of commercial space. RK Centers acquires, develops, and operates prime “open air” regional and community shopping centers in New England and South Florida. With a stable business model utilizing a minimal amount of leverage, the company is poised to acquire additional properties as it continues to grow its portfolio. The company typically closes on acquisitions in less than 30 days with its own funds, thereby eliminating the need to obtain financing. With over 35 years of experience in real estate, RK Centers has a proven track record of success with tenants, customers and the communities in which it operates. All of RK Centers’ leasing and management functions are performed in-house by experienced company staff.