It's time to list your home. You've gotten referrals for real estate agents, choose the one who you think will do the best job, tidied up for showings - you are ready to go! Surely, buyers will love your home just as much as you do. Stop the press! What does the competition down the street offer potential buyers? Take some time to evaluate your home. Compare your property to the homes for sale in your area and within your price range. Look at the differences closely, comparing upgrades like, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, modern fixtures, flooring, tiling, paint colors, etc. Consider what a buyer will get for his money if they buy your home verses the other guys. Keep in mind that through a buyer's eyes - not all upgrades are equal. Effectively marketing your property in a buyer's market means you have to stand out from the competition and grasp at the buyer's emotions. If your house need some tweeking be prepared to as-is and fixer-upper offers.
There is hope - and it does not have to break the bank. To list a marketable property that stands out in the crowded competition, you must first know what buyer's want, and give it to them. If navigating this turbulent market is more than you bargained for consider hiring an Accredited Staging Professional. Home Staging is a marketing tool that enhances your property, no matter what the condition, and makes it a "must-see" home on every buyers list. Effective home staging evokes the emotions of buyers and puts your homes best foot forward. Professional home stagers know what buyers look for in a home and accent those features in creative and affordable ways. Home stagers work with large and small budgets to maximize the potential of a house. Look at the difference in the staged home below.
Living Room Before
Living Room After