We’ve all heard the expression, “First impressions count!” and those words could not be more meaningful then when it comes to selling a home. Preparing a home for sale so that is shows well, a process called “staging,” is a crucial step in the home selling process for several reasons:
- When a home is presented in a way that allows buyers to imagine themselves living there, the house usually commands a better price and is on the market for a shorter period of time.
- “A picture speaks a thousand words.” Given that nearly 97% of buyers use the internet to find homes of interest, photos of the home can make the difference between someone scheduling an appointment to see the home or clicking past it to view the next home online. Call Melody Pike for your free Marketing idea to get your home sold. The more appealing that rooms look in photos, the better the chance that someone will want to see the home in person.
How will I help you transform your home?
The positive effect that proper staging has on the sale of a home and while some homeowners may spend thousands of dollars on professional stages to transform their homes, I offer professional staging tips free of charge when you sell with me. There are different levels of staging we can go over.
Basically de-cluttering and limiting personal items which can hinder a buyer’s ability to picture his/her own belongings in the home. Additionally, address furniture arrangement so that a feeling of spaciousness is created as well as placement of decorative items so that they show off the home’s best features. Sometimes, I’ll recommend low-cost upgrades that will bring a big return on your investment such as adding a fresh coat of paint, re-carpeting a room, or re-glazing a bathtub.
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