How do you maximize your property sale when it’s time to move on? Being a homeowner, you create memories, putting your special touches on the rooms, making them feel like “home.” A few years down the road, life changes and you find you need to move, panic sets in, and there is so much to do, where do you begin to prepare your property for sale? The focus needs to be how you market your home to gain the biggest return on your largest investment, your house.
Staging is essential in today’s real estate market to optimize marketing your house and accomplish a quick sale. Staging is the presentation or packaging of the product that will draw a buyers interest. 90% of buyers look online for their house, they are looking for a house that they can aspire to live in. They are not looking for a house that looks like yours, they want a house that will look like theirs. How to achieve that look can be difficult, but can be realized with the help of a Professional Stager.
If you are able to plan out your move a few years away, call in a Professional Stager NOW. They can review your house with you, giving you a wealth of ideas to prepare your house for market. The advantage of doing it now is that you have time to enjoy the investments for yourself. It also will help you reduce the overwhelming feeling that can occur when you wait until the actual day you want to sell.
If you need to move right away, or in the near future, calling a Professional Stager is a MUST, because they will direct you to how to optimize your home for the quickest sale. After a consult, you should have a prioritized list of what needs to be address and the order it should be completed to assist your sale to go as smoothly as possible.
Actually staging is vital in today’s market as some of the points already mentioned. It can be difficult to look objectively at your home, but you need to. Keep in mind your goal is to sell your house, not live their infinitely. The prized collections and cute things that make it a ‘home’ may not be the same for a buyer. Be objective. The small investment of 1 to 3% of staging your home is by far, a smaller investment with a bigger return then the 4 to 7% you pay an agent. Possibly negotiate with your agent to be reimbursed at the closing if they are not willing to pay for Professional Staging up front, you are helping them market your house.
When marketing a product- including your house, placement, price, product, and promotion are all key factors. As a seller, you can take control of the product to make sure it stands out above all other houses in the market, which in turn will generate more showings. More showings, higher chance of getting a quick offer. What a winning combination!
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