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Preparing to Sell? Are You Really Ready? - 06/17/09 06:33 PM
All too often homeowners are in a scramble to get their house on the market, so that they don't miss the perceived "window of opportunity". No doubt, that actually does exist in some markets at different times of the year, but is taking an extra couple of days going to make such a huge difference that a home should be photographed and presented while not yet looking it's best? Actually, rushing to get on the market can work against you. Buyers make decisions for a number of reasons, not the least of which is an emotional connection to the house. They (1 comments)
1-2-3 Sold, Showcasing the Occupied Home for Sale - 06/11/09 06:35 PM
1,2,3 SOLD! Showcasing isn't just for vacant homes. An occupied home will benefit from showcasing as much as a vacant, we just approach it differently. It's the third step of a three step process -- Consultation; Improvements; Showcasing. Showcasing creates and promotes the positive feelings and emotions that we want the potential buyer to experience when they view the home, and it's done economically, using primarily items already owned by the homeowner. While staging consultations may identify literally dozens of projects and enhancements that the homeowner should take advantage of, there still needs to be a plan to present, aka showcase, the (3 comments)
Curb Appeal, Creating the New View with New View Home Staging - 06/09/09 07:02 AM
The June issue of Staging the New View has been dedicated to Curb Appeal, and following are excerpts from the newsletter. Buyer's decide within seconds if they want to view a property, and if the outside is a bit questionable, the logical thought progression is that the inside is going to be too. They will spend the rest of their tour looking to confirm their initial reactions instead of focusing on the positive features of the home. Alternatively, if the outside is simply fantastic, then they'll be able to see what's going on inside with a more open mind. Welcoming Buyers with (12 comments)
Home Staging in a Buyer's Market - 06/01/09 04:22 PM
There's lots of discussion these days about home staging. Is it worth the effort? Isn't the property going to eventually sell anyway? Well, the answer to both is a qualified YES.Yes, the home is going to sell anyway, EVENTUALLY... but probably for far less and after a much greater length of time. So, YES, it's worth the effort to stage.Statistics released by RESA, the Real Estate Staging Association, confirm that a professionally staged occupied home sold 46% faster in 2007 and an astounding 89% faster in 2008. A vacant home, previously on the market and then staged, sold 68% faster in (0 comments)
New View Home Staging is a full service home staging and property styling company located in Kitchener-Waterloo, and serving Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford and all communities in between. Christine Bird, lead stager and owner, is a Certified Staging Professional, Elite Stager, and Certified Instructor for the CSP Elite Agent designation.
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