How to Sell Your Home Faster…
When you visit a model home for a new development what do you notice? You’ll probably find beautifully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in.
The operative word is “anyone”.
Sure, there is a sense of it being a family home, but no specific family… the feeling of personality, but no specific person, and for the most part, all the rooms are anonymous.
My wife Catharine performed “staging” before the term was even coined, and she told me long ago that the professionals who set up a model home make it anonymous for a reason. They want buyers to view it as their potential home, not someone else’s. And based on decades of experience these professionals know that this strategy helps sell houses faster and for a better price.
Why not use this same strategy when showing your house or condo?
It’s actually quite easy. Just pack those personal items that can be seen when a potential buyer views a room.
Put away toothbrushes, collectibles, even unopened mail. Put away that trophy, take down the family photo, and box those souvenirs from the family vacations.
No, you don’t have to completely empty your closets and drawers, and don’t forget the fridge door, which is often a mosaic of personal items in most family homes.
If you have too many personal items, consider renting a storage unit for the few weeks that your house or condo will be on the market. It’s worth the investment.
Would you buy a birthday cake with a stranger’s name on it? Well the same holds true when you show your house or condo. Make it anonymous!
If you need some help, as a client in the Tri-cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and surrounding areas of Metro Vancouver, I can offer you a complimentary consultation, and there are no strings attached.
You will receive a list of things that should be done to optimize your chances of selling your home. You can then decide whether to do them yourself, hire a stager to help, do only those things that won’t cost money, or none of the above.
Let me know: 778-878-0778, or email.