Even though the economy is in a slump right now, you can still sell your home and get top dollar in this flooded market. The key is you need to do something different than every other home owner. At a time where inventory is at an all-time high and the buyers are being very selective, you truly need to set your home apart from the others. Let the buyers fall in love with what you’ve got! How can you do this? Get your home staged pronto!
With the value of homes continuing to fall, this is your best position. Sitting and waiting for the right buyer is not an option! Home staging costs less than you think and it will truly help create not only more traffic through your home, but will also help get your home sold in a much shorter time with the highest possible price.
Buyers are tired of walking through empty homes that boast nothing more than bare walls and empty rooms. They need to visualize how the spaces would be used. This is why Builders have their model homes staged. It is also why homes sell in fraction of them time when they are staged. Statistically, a whopping 90% of buyers cannot see beyond what is in front of them. This means you need to help them out by creating what they need to see so they will buy. A home staging expert will utilize your furnishings or rental furniture and accessories to create the feel that a buyer is looking for, specific to your type of home to attract the highest amount of potential buyers.
Likewise, potential buyers are also tired of seeing cluttered homes with poor wall color choices, sketchy looking curb presence, and the feeling of too much work for them ahead. A staging consultation can provide objective feedback that helps you get your home sale-ready and will allow the buyers to feel that they have found a place they can call home. An expert in the field stages a home to highlight all of your home’s best features while detracting from any less desirable aspects.
Home staging is usually less than the cost of your first price reduction. If you have made some price cuts already, it’s time to do something different. As a professional in the industry it is so hard to watch home sellers save a couple hundred dollars by not staging to see them struggle for months , sometimes over a year and lose anywhere from $10,000 up to even 70,000 just in the home price. Not to mention the cost of the mortgage, utilities etc., for a vacant home.
As Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Call your local Home Staging Specialist to help you get your home sold today! You’ll be glad you did.