Home stagingâ€”May bring youÂ a quicker sale.
There are some folks that really have a knack for interior design, but the average person, letâ€™s face it, needs some help. This is particularly important in todayâ€™s real estate market at a time where the buyer is in the â€œdriverâ€™s seat.â€
Consider staging your home for a quicker sale and a better selling price. The goal is to highlight your homeâ€™s strengths and downplay its weaknesses. You want to appeal to the biggest possible pool of prospective buyers. Any Realtor will tell you that the longer your home sits on the market, the lower your price will be. Statistically, homes get the best price if they sell within 30 days of listing.
In todayâ€™s challenging market, it is critical that you use a Realtor to bring traffic to your door and you may also want to think about hiring a professional home stager to helpÂ sell your home in todayâ€™s buyerâ€™s market. The ultimate goal of staging is to place your home in the best â€œshowcaseâ€ condition, so it sells quickly for the best possible price, and in the shortest amount ofÂ time.
Your home should be free of clutter, so potential buyers can see the home and its features, and not be distracted by the current homeowners â€œstuff.â€Â I find that when showing property, most homes have way too much â€œstuffâ€ in each room.
The home, upon entering, should be clean andÂ tidy, and free of clutter.Â The homeÂ should smell nice too.Â Consider a reed diffuser placed inÂ several rooms.Â Beds should be made; dirty dishes, laundry,Â childrenâ€™s toys, newspapers, trash, etc. should all be cleaned up and put away. Your bathrooms should sparkle; no robes, clothes or shoes â€œhanging around,â€Â and this would include your pets as well.
Remember this, â€œyou never get a second chance to make a first impression,â€ so consider getting some professional help and make your home memorable to every buyer that walks through your door.