CRANFORD – If you are considering putting your home on the market this year, get a jump-start on the process by learning what works from a professional home stager. According to studies by HUD, a ‘staged home’ will sell in about half the time and for 17% more than a home that has not been staged. Staging your home can be a process and it’s not too early to learn what you’ll need to do to get top dollar for your property.
This three-hour seminar will teach you about what kinds of updates you should make and also learn some money-saving tips for quick and easy fixes that will make a big difference. Taught by professional home stager Phyllis Pafumi of Restyled to Sell, this class will share some great tips about how to de-clutter and beautify your home. You will get individual advice on your biggest concerns by bringing photos of your most difficult rooms to get advice from a professional. This class will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. – noon on the Cranford campus and the price is $45.
In a separate class, Re-Style Your Home, learn how to refresh the look of different rooms without buying everything new. This is a great class for anyone who has recently moved and wants to gain some general design and style tips from a professional. This class will be offered on Saturday March 2 from 10 a.m. – noon on the Cranford campus and the price is $45.
The last class, Landscape Design for Homeowners, will help you improve your home’s curb appeal. If you don’t know where to start, this is a great class to explore indigenous trees, shrubs, and perennials as well as learn about plant site location, soil types and seasonal color. Complete the class just in time for your new plantings to blossom. This class will be offered on Saturdays March 16 – April 27 from 10 – 11:30 am on the Cranford campus and the price is $135.
For more information or to see the complete course descriptions see the online spring Continuing Education brochure at www.ucc.edu/noncredit. To register, call 1-908-709-7600 or visit the Continuing Education department at 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford.