1. REMOVE CLUTTER TO MAKE HOME SEEM SPACIOUS.
2. UPDATE THE LOOK TO CREATE WARMTH AND COMFORT.
3. CREATE BUYER PERCEPTION BY REMOVING PERSONAL ITEMS AND PICTURES.
Studies show that homes that are staged sell in 73% less time than homes that are not staged.
Sometimes there are costs involved in staging and preparing your home for sale but these efforts to prepare your home for sale are the best way to receive top dollar for your home!
Is the outside appearance appealing? When an agent pulls up to show your listing with clients (potential buyers), make sure to have the front landscaping in tip top condition and make sure the front entrance is free from dirt and clutter.
Make sure before making the move to list your home for sale that you enter the front door and look around. Do you see clutter? Does it have an appealing smell? Are all rooms decorated to portray the best use of the space? If possible, remove all personal items from view. Potential Buyers will be trying to put themselves and their belongings in your home. Remember, you are trying to sell and want them to feel as if this is their home!
"People shop with logic
and buy with emotion!"
"Staging speeds up sales in a sluggish market".
Wall Street Journal 2/30/03
"Staging a home and keeping it in a show to sell condition sells more than a home not prepared for showings".
"Sellers average $3 to $4 back for every $1 spent for staging in the actual sales price of their home"!
National Association of Realtors, Teri Clark in Homeowners Choice Magazine 2/2006
"The way people live in their homes and the way a home needs to be prepared to sell are two very different things".
"You are never given a second chance to make a first impression"!
"Buyers make their minds up about a property within minutes of entering your property".
"Making the home look more appealing to as many buyers as possible will increase chances for a quicker sale and hopefully create a higher offer".