Are Mulitple Offers and Selling In The First Week Possible in this market??

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Are Multiple Offers and Selling In The First Week Possible in this market??


They are!  The 3 most important strategies to sell any property are: the right price, the right agent, and the right stager

 staged by Welcome Home Oakland Dining room


We now know that nearly 90% of buyers preview homes on the Internet before ever visiting them.  Time is one of the most valued commodities today.  To swing the door of a listing, it has to look good in the marketing photos - the VERY best way to make that happen is by using the right stager.


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The pictures in this post are of 6995 Paso Robles Dr., Oakland CA. 


This home sold within the first few days of being on the market - with multiple offers, above the asking price.


With eight and a half months of inventory on the market, how are you going to make sure that your property is the one that sells - in the first week with multiple offers above the asking price? 


You got it, the right price, the right

agent, and

the right stager.

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Amy Boxer – Owner & Co-Founder

Welcome Home Furniture Rental & Staging


(925) 828-3463


The Key To Selling Success....



10. Staged homes tend to sell for more money.
9. Staged homes sell faster than non-staged.
8. Staging costs a fraction of a price reduction.
7. Staging distinguishes you from the competition.
6. Dated furnishings make the home seem dated.
5. Staging improves online marketing efforts.
4. Staged homes more often appraise for full value.
3. Staging helps buyers see themselves living there.

2. A first impression is a lasting impression.
1. In today's market, you can't afford NOT to stage!

Welcome Home has staged hundreds of homes and knows how to make your listing stand out from the rest and get it sold!

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Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co. - Frisco, TX
Real Estate Agents

You are right on!!! The RIGHT combination must happen. At the same time, the RIGHT BUYER must come through also.


Many times, buyers are NOT ready to put in an offer on the first weekend because they feel they have not seen enough. Then 3 weeks and 30 houses later, the first house may very well be gone. It does happen.

Aug 03, 2009 09:59 AM #1
Katiejo Franks
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Scottsdale, AZ

I really liked your post today. Keep up the rain on AR.

Aug 03, 2009 10:38 AM #2
Marilynn Currie

It is happening. I did a consult on a split level home on a fenced corner lot. They chose to follow my advice by decluttering and changing the covered deck from a dog house to a beautiful spa with hot tub. The colours were still outdated with  hunter green and peach with wallpaper borders---- but it sold in 5 days at $5100 above the asking price with multiple offers! Realtor,  Alistair Young had it priced competitively  for the market. Four homes were for sale on the same street--- 3 are still for sale two months later.

Even minimum staging works!

Cheers, Marilynn

Aug 03, 2009 10:44 AM #3
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

We're finding that professionally staged homes are selling very quickly too!  The combination of a great Realtor who recognizes the importance of excellent marketing and pricing the property correctly from the start + a great Stager = a SOLD sign out front.

Aug 03, 2009 01:23 PM #4
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Hi Amy,  I love your "Top Ten Reasons to Stage".  Keep up the great work!

Aug 03, 2009 02:38 PM #5
Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

Am re-blogging this for my Sellers to read! Love the top ten list!

Aug 03, 2009 04:41 PM #6
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Looks great Amy!  Love  your top ten list!

Aug 03, 2009 05:49 PM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I can see why this property sold as fast as it did.  It looks beautiful.  Well done!  I love the top 10 list!

Aug 04, 2009 02:04 AM #8
Robin North
Dramatic Spaces Home Staging and Design - Cambridge, ON

Home Staging is taking the world by storm.  It makes sense and I can't believe it took so long to become a necessary marketing strategy to sell a home. I love the photos.  It shows that LESS is BEST.

Aug 07, 2009 03:33 AM #9
Casey & Jennifer Johnson
Keller Williams Legacy Partners, Inc - Olathe, KS

Staging is crucial in this market. Love the pics, great post and I agree completely!

Casey & Jennifer Johnson

Johnson County, KS realtors

Mar 04, 2010 02:10 PM #10
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