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diy: True or False | Home Staging reduces time on market - 09/26/09 09:53 PM
In the prestigious Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, GA it’s a fact that a home has not sold in a very long time within the 1.5M-2M price range. As terrible as that sounds there is one piece of goods news I can offer. A home RMR staged in this neighborhood is under contract in less then 4.5 months, the only home in more than a year and a half. Although it’s always hard to know for certain if home staging played a roll in the sale of this home, it does create an opportunity to ask ’Are the facts and numbers (4 comments)
1. Home Staging has proven to have a return on investment in many surveys and reports. Just ask the people at 20/20 or CBS News or the countless others who report the findings. You can also turn to Home Gain for surveys conducted with Realtors who found that Home Staging provides a 150% return on investment as well as (2 comments)
diy: Selling is Home is like Applying for a Job! - 05/26/09 08:24 AM
<!--StartFragment--> Think of selling your home like applying for a job. Usually if your resume looks good enough you’re brought in for your first interview to meet the boss.
At this appointment you’re spiffied up in your professional best and your wearing your biggest smile. You’ll present yourself in the best possible light in hopes of getting that all-important follow-up interview. You do this because you are aware the competition may be tough. All the while you’ll go to as many interviews as necessary in order to get the job! Get the picture?
A homebuyer is the boss (0 comments)
diy: How to Stage your Living Room with 'Pizzazz' - 05/25/09 03:20 AM
So your living room is not your family room and it's not the den so understanding the room itself is important when staging your home. Most living rooms are viewed by buyers as an elegant space needed for special occasions or guests and creating an atmosphere that relates to this impression is important when staging this room.
1. Many living rooms have a fireplace or window feature that emphasis it's purpose. When staging this room it's important to take these special features into consideration by never obstructing the view that makes this room special. From the doorway always look to (9 comments)
diy: Home Staging Tip 'Out of Sight out of Mind' Storage and Closet Space - 05/25/09 12:40 AM
Some sellers often forget the importance of storage and closet space. While preparing a home for market it's important to remember that every buyer is very interested in how much storage is available. Because closets and storage are concealed by doors they often get overlooked by the people who live in the home but not by buyers. While all of us now know that sellers should pack up their extra stuff it's equally important to include the extra stuff in the storage areas. Shelves should be neat and orderly housing only those things that are essential. 'Things that are essential' is (4 comments)
There are three important rules about a real estate transaction.
1 - Every buyer who is in the process of becoming a homeowner bases their decision 100% on emotion and value, with no exception. Connect your home emotionally with the buyer and you will have a successful sale.
2 - Whom ever is the most emotional during the transaction process losses by spending the most money. That’s right, if you the seller are more emotional then the buyer intending to purchase your home you will loose money in the end. Meaning, if you’ are too emotional and believe (0 comments)
diy: Advise to Home Staging Experts in tough Housing Market - 02/08/09 08:52 AM
It may seem daunting when a home staging expert, who can realistically help a seller, just can't seem to get a seller to help themselves. The return on investment and value proposition is what you should be focused on in these times as sellers often feel powerless in today's market. Most Home Staging pros want to share their testimonials, success stories, quality of service offerings and other things when selling 'Home Staging' to a client. The simple truth is sellers today aren't interested in understanding your strengths as much as they are interested in knowing if the investment will realistically (9 comments)
diy: Smart Home Staging is Smart Home Selling-Ideas you can use to Home Stage Smart - 01/28/09 05:00 AM
While it's important to want to sell your home for top dollar it's equally important to take the necessary steps 'first' before you place your home on the market. In today's blog I'll share with you some ideas that work for others everyday allowing you the opportunity to compete in the home selling experience as an expert.
1. The first thing you must do is get into the mind frame of selling your home as a business transaction. Take every ounce of emotion out of the equation. I always tell my sellers, 'Who ever is the most emotional will spend (2 comments)
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