If You Are Selling In Rye Beach NH - Do You Still Need Home Staging?

By
Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

rye beachIf you are selling a home in Rye Beach, NH - Do you still need home staging? 

It was declared an "earthly paradise" by Captain John Smith in 1614, and the town of Rye, New Hampshire continues to live up to that description today.  

Along Rye's majestic eight miles of coastline are some of the most beautiful and oldest homes on the Seacoast. 

 

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Location, Location, Location....right?  With a location like Rye Beach, who needs home staging?

I was recently hired by a realtor to do a home staging consult for a seller who was under the impression that his "Rye location" was enough. 

Not only had he overpriced the home, but it needed updating, cleaning and some major decluttering.  

This seller didn't think he needed to make any of the improvements I suggested.  He didn't think he needed to lower the price, as the Realtor suggested. 

 

He felt confident in his Rye Beach location being enough to attract buyers and didn't take my  home staging suggestions seriously.

 

This was several months ago, and this seller has not seen much interest from buyers. 

 

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Rye Beach may be known as the Gold Coast of New Hampshire

and

Barron's Magazine may have named it one of the top twenty places in the world to retire,

but that doesn't mean you can put your house on the market, without making sure it is prepared to meet the expectations of potential buyers, and expect to get top dollar for it.

 

There are expectations to be met and today's buyers must be impressed.

 

 

Rye Beach is a very desireable place to call home,

but that alone will not guarantee your home is desireable to potential buyers.

 

UPDATE:

The uncooperative seller, who didn't take my suggestions,  lost his home to the bank. 

 

Comments (6)

Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

EVERY listing could benefit from a stager's eye in my book !

You said it right - buyers must be IMPRESSED when they see a listing.

Cheers Sharon !

Sheldon

Jul 28, 2009 05:41 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Rye Beach looks really charming and very quaint!  I would expect every home to be staged perfectly and  most importantly by you!!!   Location is not everything anymore! Hiring an expert is a must!

Jul 28, 2009 07:10 PM
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

Yes, location is important but if the inside doesn't show well  the buyers will go to the next house.  I'm sure there will be a next house.

Jul 28, 2009 10:34 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Sheldon:  We aim to impress!  Thanks!

Cathy:  Now wouldn't that be just perfect!  Thanks!

Virginia:  In this case, there will be a next house for sure.  Thanks!

Jul 29, 2009 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Sharon, good post and great for the hyper local content!!

Jul 29, 2009 06:34 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy:  Thanks!  As you know, this has been a great challenge! It's been a real stretch for me.  Your hyper local posts have been wonderful. 

Jul 29, 2009 10:03 AM