selling new hampshire home: Reduce The Stress of Selling Your House By Preparing It Sooner - 12/13/15 09:39 PM
It's a wonderful thing when a seller is serious about preparing their house for sale and is willing to do what it takes to make it shine. I recently did a Home Staging Consult for one of these very smart homeowners.
Even though they don't plan to list until spring, she wanted me to create a to-do list for her so they would have more than enough time to make the necessary improvements.
More time invested now means less work after the sale, and less stress overall!
The house is huge and the style and paint colors have not been updated in a … (34 comments)

selling new hampshire home: NH Home Staging FAQ - Do I Still Need An Agent If I Stage My Home? - 05/28/15 05:08 AM
Obviously, as a Home Stager I believe in the power of preparation and presentation. Making your home as appealing as possible prior to listing is crucial to a successful sale. However, appearance alone does not sell a home.
Selling a home requires a strategic marketing plan.
Even homes that practically sell themselves due to prime location and/or great condition still require a lot of work leading up to the closing table.  
Homeowners who attempt to sell their own house do so without a proven, successful marketing plan. Their price and expectations are usually unrealistic. They have less exposure to potential buyers and spend more … (20 comments)

selling new hampshire home: NH Home Staging FAQ - Does Furniture Placement Really Influence Buyers? - 05/07/15 09:30 PM
NH Home Staging FAQ - Does Furniture Placement Really Influence Buyers?
 
In a word, YES.  What's comfortable and convenient for the sellers is usually not all that visually appealing to potential buyers.
Most sellers underestimate the importance of furniture placement.  How the furniture is arranged could actually be the deciding factor for a potential buyer choosing between two homes.
 
The arrangement and the amount of furniture in a room can:
Determine how large or small the room appears
Help clearly define the purpose of the room
Highlight positive and minimize negative features of the room
 
When arranging furniture in preparation to sell your home, remember...          … (28 comments)

selling new hampshire home: First Impressions Are Emotional, Involuntary & Uncontrollable - 12/15/14 02:45 AM
As a Home Stager in New Hampshire I help sellers prepare their homes for sale.  I educate home sellers and listing agents on the power and importance of preparation.  Preparing a home for sale is important because most buyers can't see potential. They determine a home's value based on what is presented to them.
A home is only worth what a buyer thinks it's worth. Buyer's perception starts with their first impression...that gut feeling they get as they search the MLS or when they walk into a home for the first time.
I recently wrote a post, It's The Rare Buyer Who Will … (91 comments)

selling new hampshire home: Selling Your New Hampshire Home - The Magic Of Mulch - 04/29/12 09:26 PM
Preparing your house for sale is stressful, and it's a lot of work.  But, if you make the effort to do it right, the ordeal doesn't have to last quite as long.  It helps to think of your house as a product that requires strategic marketing.
  Retailers display products in visually appealing packaging for good reason.  Your house, and surrounding property, require sprucing up if you want it to appeal to buyers.
When it comes to curb appeal there's no greater bang for your buck than mulch.
 Mulch is to the exterior what paint is to the interior.
 It's the first layer upon which you build... … (32 comments)

selling new hampshire home: Advice From A New Hampshire Home Stager - Don't Sell Your HOME - 12/02/11 03:59 AM
Advice From A New Hampshire Home Stager -  Don't Sell Your HOME
As a professional home stager in New Hampshire, I've seen too many sellers make this major real estate marketing mistake.  Sellers who fail to realize that they must cut the cord of emotional attachment before listing a house for sale are setting themselves up for failure.
Once you decide to sell,  make sure you are selling A HOUSE... not YOUR HOME.
Here's a great post, written by Janice Ankrett, with helpful advice on making the process an easier one.
 

We all have an emotional attachment to our … (12 comments)

selling new hampshire home: Preparing Your New Hampshire House For Sale? Potential Buyers Don't Care! - 11/12/11 06:26 AM
Preparing your New Hampshire home for sale?  Here's some valuable advice from Liz and Bill Spear, Ohio super agents...
The bottom line is "Your buyer doesn't care" -  If you keep this in mind while preparing your house for sale, you'll find yourself with a buyer much sooner!  
It's not about YOU....it's all about THE BUYER!
Dear Home Seller, some important things to know that your home’s potential buyer doesn’t care about: (in no particular order)
• That you paid more than you’re asking now and have to bring money to closing! They only care about market value and getting … (19 comments)

 
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