Attention Bucks County Realtors … let your sellers know how they can
get the best return on investment and help the homeless at the same time.
The spring selling season has begun. It is time for spring cleaning. Sellers need to get ready for that all important open house, making their listing sparkle and shine. Cleaning and de-cluttering is the first step in preparing your house to be staged and listed. What to do with all that stuff you don’t want, use, or need? You don’t want to be bothered moving it into your new home. The answer is to donate it. Deserving Décor needs your donations to continue furnishing the transitional shelter apartments for the Bucks County Housing Group. (bchg.org)
Sharon McConnell, Park Ave Home Staging & Redesign, is a founding
member of the non profit, Deserving Décor. Sharon, along with the other
volunteers; clean, and decorate the shelter apartments before each new
family moves in. They use donated furnishings, accessories and household
items. Then, when the family moves out, will help them again, to set up and
furnish their “new home” as they restart their lives on their own.
Yes, this is a shelter bedroom decorated completely with donated items!
Seller’s ROI for Home Improvement Projects
The #1 do it yourself home improvement project for sellers nationwide is to clean and de-clutter, according to Home Gain.com in their 2009 survey. The average cost is $100.00 to $200.00. And the average increase in home price is $1,500.00 to $2,000.00. That is an 872% return on investment, and 98% of agents recommend it.
In the same survey, the #2 home improvement when selling is Home Staging. The average cost for a Professional Home Staging Consultation is $300.00 to $400.00, which also increases the homes price from $1,500.00 to $2,000.00. This is a 586% return on investment and 82% of agents recommend it.
Realtors … Encourage your sellers to do some spring
spring cleaning, before staging and listing their property.
Their donations will benefit those who need a home.
Sellers … help yourself to get the best return on your
investment by cleaning, de-cluttering, and a professional
home staging, before listing. By donating, you will also be
investing in the future of homeless families in Bucks County.
To schedule an appointment for a volunteer to pick up donations, or, to drop off donations at the NEW Deserving Décor Restore in Pipersville, Pa. Come and check it out and do some shopping, Proceeds from sales benefit the homeless also.
See the Deserving Décor Website for Restore hours and location, or, to donate items.
Donations are tax deductible and so are the stager’s services.
(Check with your tax professional).