75%- 90% of buyers cannot visualize what a house could be. Do you believe that?
I'm sure that you've heard it said and seen it written over and over again and I bet that you question those statistics. Questioning statistics is good, so I thought that I'd share what I have learning about learning styles in my previous 30 year career as an educator. All that I studied and practiced supports that the majority of people (young and old) are visual learners.
There are basically three styles of learning:
3)KINESTHETIC (Tactile or Touch)
MANY, many years of educational research has proven that the majority of learners are visual learners. Good instruction is a combination of all 3 learning styles that touch every student in their classroom, with an emphasis on the visual. This is also supported by the "show it, don't tell it" philosophy.
Think about it. If you're at a large meeting, do you learn the information better by lecture style (auditory only) or lecture plus slideshow?
So, what does this have to do with those statistics and how your prepare and show (stage) your home for sale? Those visual learners as children are still visual learning adults and unless you SHOW THEM what your house can be, they will likely move on to the next listing that does. This means that a vacant house gives them very little for their brains to capture and a house jam-packed with a seller's personal items won't either. Most buyers can picture or imagine what isn't right there in front of them and asking them to do that is often futile.
First, an occupied listing
Next, a vacant listing
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Knowing your personal learning style can help you understand yourself. Although this is a very cursory test and you might questions your results, you can go here and get a glimpse of your learning style: Learning styles test. Share with us what the test revealed about you.
If you want to know more, here's a link to more information: Learning styles information.
Professional real estate home stagers in the surrounding areas of Fresno, Clovis, Oakhurst and everywhere, know how to add just the right amount of visual appeal to help sell that house. Contact one in your area today and have a chat about their services.
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