Essential Home Selling Preparations
The home selling process differs from one to the other, but there are important steps that most home sellers should take before listing a house. Every bit of prep work you do helps you get the most return on your investment.
Homes sell at a price a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept!
- It is important that we price your home properly from the start while buyer interest is high.
- We will help you make your home more marketable and more appealing to potential buyers
- Your home will have private showings for agents from our office and all local brokerages
- We will hold a “Broker Open House”
- We will hold an “Open houses” for the public
- We don’t wait for the buyers to come to us, we go the extra mile to find the buyer for your home
- We will sell your property in the shortest time possible.
What is House Staging?
Staging is the process of preparing any home for sale, regardless of price or location. Whether it encompasses little more than adding fresh flowers and reducing clutter or involves hauling away and replacing major pieces of furniture, the goal of staging is to put a house’s best foot forward and give it the gloss of a marketable commodity. Every home should be staged, whether it’s an $80,000 house or a $4 million one, especially vacant homes show better with staging. Homes that are staged sell faster in slow markets and at higher prices in stronger markets.
When you get ready to place your home on the market for sale it becomes a product. Similar to a product on the shelf at your local store, the product has features and benefits as well as pluses and minuses, and competition. To compete with the competition in the marketplace you must be priced right and look better than the other products. Your home is no different, it is one of many homes for sale and you must present it, to the buyers, in the best possible light.
Staging is about making a house look terrific, but it’s important not to confuse it with interior design. Both involve furniture placement, adding color, and carefully placing just the right accessories, but that’s where the similarities end. The goal of interior design is to create an environment that perfectly reflects the style and taste of the home’s owner; the focus of staging is to make the house more marketable by creating the most appealing home to the greatest number of prospective buyers.