This is the final installment in a 3 part series on how to stage your Raleigh home to sell for the highest price in the shortest amount of time. In Part 1 I discussed what to do to the outside of your home to prepare it for sale. Part 2 covered what to do to the inside. This article will bring it all together.
If the things I asked you to do in part 1 and 2 seem like a lot of trouble, well they might very well be. You may be asking yourself, “why should I bother?” The answer is easy. You will make a huge return on your investment, easily thousands or dollars. And you will enjoy the process of selling your home more and have less stress in your life. These seem like two very good reasons to me, but you will ultimately have to decide for yourself.
Many people claim they don’t have the time. That, of course, is your choice. If it were me, I would seriously consider using a couple of vacation days to earn several thousand dollars. Do whatever you feel is the right thing to do for your situation. Even if you hire someone to do the staging, there is still a return on investment, and the stress levels still go way down.
If you are willing to do the things I outlined in the first two parts of this series, and to price your home at market value, we will get it sold quickly for top dollar. Any of this preparation work that is lacking when the showings begin will ultimately hurt you in terms of both price and time on the market.
If you decide to list your home with me, I will give you a very detailed and thorough evaluation of exactly what needs to be done to stage your home to sell for all it’s worth. The Raleigh real estate market gives sellers steady, dependable appreciation and rewards those who put in a little extra effort with a quick sale and maximum price.
Remember, there are four factors that determine how long it will take to sell your home and how much money you will put in your pocket.
Location is something you cannot control. The other three, however, are well within your ability to control to your advantage. I’ll need the most help from you regarding condition. Then, my research will give you plenty of facts about the market and the competitive scene allowing you to make a well informed decision about price. And when you hire me to list your home, I will carefully craft a marketing plan for you that will squeeze every possible dollar out of the first three.
Thank you for this opportunity to share some of my experience selling homes in the Raleigh area. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you, or someone you know in the near future!