Staging - 5 Reasons I Believe in Staging - Reason #4: The Competition
Howard County Buyers are looking at a lot of Howard County houses – Comparing, eliminating, choosing. I saw three homes today with my buyer, very similarly priced. It was clear, walking into the 2nd, that the 1st was only going to help sell the 2nd. The 1st was not decluttered, not staged, not freshly painted or carpeted. I had to look at the two prices again, just to be sure! The house that’s NOT ready to be seen/sold is helping the OTHER Sellers. Ask yourself: Do you want to sell YOUR home, or do you just want to help sell your neighbors’ homes, while your home sits on the market? Believe in Staging!
And once your home is ready to be seen, decluttered, neutralized, freshened, and staged -- PLEASE make sure your Realtor is taking multiple photos! Once again, you can work to get YOUR home sold, or you can help sell the homes of your neighbors. If you only have a couple photos, dimly lit, yellowed, or just one exterior shot, or worse yet -- NO PICTURES – Buyers absolutely wonder what’s wrong with the house, and PASS IT BY!
The vast majority of Buyers begin their search online. And they sort the homes to look at by THE NUMBER OF PHOTOS! REALLY! Do not let your home be eliminated from their list of possibilities before they even see it. And ask yourself again, do you want to sell your house, or just list it?
Best regards, Gretchen