1. GET STAGED
Every realtor will tell you that the longer your home sits on the market, the lower the price will be. Stastistically, homes get the best price if they sell within 30 days of their listing. Therefore, if you are thinking about listing your home or if your home is currently listed, it is critical that you take action immediately. The market is not going to get better.
2. DO IT YOURSELF OR PROFESSIONALLY STAGED?
In a sellers market, this may be an option for you but in today's challenging buyer's market, it is imperative that your home is staged attractively so that those few buyers who enter in will have the desire to buy.
3. SEE THE BIG PICTURE
If a financial advisor guaranteed you would make at least 6% on your money over the course of the next two months by investing in a stock, would you do it? Did you know that statistically, by spending as little as $2,000 on home staging up front, you will sell your home 50% faster and for AT LEAST 6% more than you would have without staging? For a $200,000 house that's a net profit of $12,000!
4. THE USE of TECHNOLOGY
Buyers today are tech-savvy. They search the home listings online first before they waste time driving from home to home. If your home does not have multiple, beautifully staged pictures on real estate listings like Realtor.com to entice the buyer, your property may not even be considered for that first visit.
The staging fee is an upfront fee of approximately 0.5% to 1% of the listing price, plus materials and costs of outside labor, depending on the condition of your house. If I am your listing agent, half of my staging fee will be credited back to you upon successful closing the of escrow. ***
My objective is to get your house sold at the best possible price. Contact me so that we can schedule your in-home consultation.
*** Staging enhances the look of your property so that it will stand out in a competitive market. Staging is one factor that buyers consider, and it does not guarantee that your property will be sold.