YOU Need to Be In Charge When Selling Your Home!

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging
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Home Staging Tips that puts you in charge!

When you make the decision to sell your home, your responsibility home staging
doesn’t stop there.  Think of your home as a ship and you are the ship’s owner. No matter what happens, you are the one who is ultimately responsible.

 

So...what do you do?

 

1.Hire the right captain!

This is NOT the time to hire your cousin’s best friend who just received their Real Estate license.  

Interview agents in your area who know your local market.  Ask them how they plan to market your property.

Picking someone who suggests a list price that YOU want to hear is not the way to go.
 

2.Hire the right crew!

Let’s face it, no matter how well you keep your home, there will be items that still will need to be done.  If you are not a DIY homeowner or don’t have the time, hire a professional!  

Trying to save money by doing it yourself or hiring someone who’s “cheaper than everyone else” could come back to bite you in the behind later.

3.Invest in a Home Staging Consultation.

Get advice on what you need to do to get your home sold.  Find out what paint color will work best for you, or what you can keep and what needs to go.

Home staging isn’t just about moving furniture around.  A consultation covers everything from what buyers will see when they drive up to every area of your home inside, and then to your backyard area.  

move in ready4. Be willing to listen to what the professionals you hire have to say.

 

Your agent will recommend a list price based on their knowledge of the current market and your area. They want to sell your home and get you the best possible offer.

 

 

You’ve hired them for their knowledge and judgment so listen to them.

If you’ve invested in a Home Stager or opted for a Pre-listing Home Inspection, listen to what they have to say.

 

5. How your home shows and is marketed is your responsibility.

Look at your MLS photos and review what is written.  Make sure that your home is “show ready” for every showing.

Have all of your lights on and window coverings open when there is a showing.

It is your responsibility to make each showing count.

 

Remember, you are the one in charge when listing your home.

 

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Kathy Streib
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you, as always, for your support. 

oh Sharon Tara are you sure you don't want to try boating again!!! LOL

Jan 04, 2017 02:59 PM #14
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Kathy you have written another excellent post!  On occasion I've run into home sellers that somehow 'forget' they're the owner of their ship (home) and they don't think they need to get their home show ready. Home sellers are 100% responsible for getting it show condition - with the help of their experienced agent (captain) of course!

Jan 04, 2017 03:39 PM #15
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Hi Kathy - That's the right approach for sellers who want good results - all of those will maximize profit and minimize time on market.

Jan 04, 2017 04:27 PM #16
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Kathy

Your post is right on point regarding the sellers being in charge when the home is for sale.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 04, 2017 05:24 PM #17
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Kathy

Congratulations on the gold star feature on your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 04, 2017 05:26 PM #18
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Mark Loewenberg
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we like number 1 there: 1.Hire the right captain!! and then get the professional advice of a home stager!

Jan 04, 2017 06:34 PM #19
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Kathy what a power post hope all sellers are reading this great message, Endre

Jan 04, 2017 07:07 PM #20
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Hi Kathy

Another well done post that should be read by any sellers, especially those who might think they already know it all. Seller have the most vested interest in selling their homes, so they need to do it well, and with the right team!

Jeff

Jan 04, 2017 08:20 PM #21
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Great post -- the seller is a major team player in the sale of a home.

Jan 04, 2017 09:06 PM #22
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Absolutely! The seller can make or break a sale. They need to be flexible and open to suggestions.

Jan 05, 2017 03:41 AM #23
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Great awareness!!!

Make sure that your home is “show ready” for every showing. Have all of your lights on and window coverings open when there is a showing. It is your responsibility to make each showing count.

Jan 05, 2017 04:28 AM #24
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Selling a home for market rate is much different than it was twenty years ago. Buyers expect upgrades or one will receive lowball offers.

Jan 05, 2017 06:20 AM #25
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Good morning, Kathy!

Excellent post!  I have several occassions where I had interviewed with a Seller and lost the listing because "a relative of theirs just got their real estste license" and they felt obligated to list with them to give them a start.  

Brigita

Jan 05, 2017 06:28 AM #26
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Kathy sellers would be oh so wise to take heed to this very sound advice.  It would definitely spare them many headaches and unnecessary tribulations.

Jan 05, 2017 10:04 AM #27
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Hiring the right captain and professionals are critical but, you simply MUST listen to what they have to say or hiring the right ones won't help at all (#4)!  ;-)  Great list, Kathy Streib!

Jan 05, 2017 04:20 PM #28
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 Hi Kathy,

 I appreciate all the information shared in your post and look forward to learning more

Thank you

 

Jan 05, 2017 06:57 PM #29
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Great post and well thought out. Thank you, Kathy!

Jan 06, 2017 05:54 AM #30
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Thanks Kathy. Good advice...hiring the "right captain" keeps the ship off the rocks..!

Jan 06, 2017 11:14 AM #31
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Kathy Streib - Captain is the key - and crew must include everyone who can help sell the home at the best possible price in short period of time!

Do I need to say, staging is the first step even before the home goes on market?

Jan 06, 2017 08:00 PM #32
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Kathy Streib "Picking someone who suggests a list price that YOU want to hear is not the way to go. Trying to save money by doing it yourself or hiring someone who’s “cheaper than everyone else” could come back to bite you in the behind later."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

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