"Presentation is Key"
Getting Top Dollar
In order to get top dollar for your home, it is critical to present it in the best possible light to prospective buyers. The presentation of your home must appeal the largest number of buyers in order to have the broadest appeal. In competitive markets, not addressing these details could cost you dearly in both time and money.
When selling a home, buyers go through a series of first impressions. Usually internet presence is their first exposure. Their second first impression is when buyers enter your neighborhood and route their way to your home. The third first impression is when they drive up to your home; the fourth, when they walk up to your front door; the fifth, when they first enter the home and so on. You aren't likely to have much control over the appearance of your neighborhood, however, you do have control over the presentation of your home; from the curb appeal to the attic door and everywhere in between.
Some items to address during the process of your home to sell include ...
Neutralizing or Proper Color
To get the highest price for your home in the shortest period of time, you should address every area of your home: the carpet and flooring, the yard, lighting, paint inside and out, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical.
For a comprehensive checklist, just give me a call and I will be happy to send one to you. You can reach me just about anytime at 281-655-9556.
Your Home as an Investment
When selling a home, you must enter a different mindset. Normally home owners accommodate their own personal tastes and needs. Before the 'For Sale' sign goes up in your front yard, it's best to think of your home as an investment. At this time, your personal tastes and desires come second to buyer's needs.
It can be very difficult for home owners to stage their own home. The reason is that, living in your home while it is for sale can be very different than when it is not for sale. People become accustomed to their personal lifestyle and tastes. In contract, optimizing your home's presentation to the highest number of prospective buyers is usually different from how you personally live.
Also many of us don't have a knack for design. And many people do have a knack for design ... for our own personal tastes. The key is to appeal to the highest number of prospective buyers. For example, if you are selling a two story home with all bedrooms upstairs and in the first-time-homebuyer price range, your staging appeal will be focused around the lifestyles of young families. When deciding how to organize and display your home, I have found it is best to provide for an intensive focused effort on this critical step of the home-selling process.
With every listing, I provide a FREE consultation to assist with the preparation of your home. Myself and/or a design professional will help make your home shine while optimizing your expense-to-return ratio. This will help you net the most from the sale of your home and in the shortest time period.
Dangers of Not Staging Your Home
To get top dollar for your "investment", simply call and I can get started with a detailed market analysis and go from there.
281-655-9556 (direct anytime)
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