New Hampshire Home Staging Advice - You Don't Have To Go Down With The Ship

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Home Stager with Redesign Etc. Home Staging Incorporated in TX

Excellent analogy from fellow stager Sharon Tara, owner of Sharon Tara Transformations of New Hamphire.  Sharon gives advice to sellers "approaching unchartered waters", it's a rough sea out there in the real estate world.

All sellers regardless of the city or state you live in, should be well informed about the marketing techniques that are available to them.  One of those is hiring a professional stager to help you prepare for the sale of your most valuable asset...your home!

Thanks Sharon!

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Original content by Sharon Tara

New Hampshire Home Staging Advice - You Don't Have To Go Down With The Ship

fsbo sailing unchartered watersFor most sellers, selling a house is a new experience.  Selling your most valuable asset is not something you should attempt on your own.

When approaching unchartered waters... sellers, like sailors, should have at least one experienced deckhand on board.  

 

It may appear initially to be smooth sailing, but you could find yourself in way over your head quite fast.  

Instead of "For Sale By Owner"

fsbo could, in many cases, stand for 

"Fast Sinking - Best Offer"


There are pirates out in those waters!

Without pricing and marketing knowledge or understanding of real estate law you could find yourself at their mercy.

Three words:  Davy Jones Locker!

 

Warning:  "over priced & under marketed"  means crying S.O.S  instead of S.O.L.D



HomeGain Survey Finds Home Sellers Fare 50% Better in Getting Their Homes Sold Using a REALTOR® Than Selling On Their Own 

Best case scenerio:  Have some experienced sea legs,  a Realtor and a Home Stager, on your crew.  

If you insist your ship is unsinkable (one word..."Titanic"), and you don't want an agent as your first mate, at the very least:

  • have a home inspection prior to listing
  • consult with a home stager prior to listing
  • have a real estate office prepare a comparative market analysis to determine realistic price
  • consult with an attorney
  • keep your mouth shut during showings and don't stalk buyers around the house
  • prepare yourself for less showings and more time commitment than you expect

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Comments (4)

Sara Garden
Rocky Mountain Home Staging - Boulder, CO
MBA, HSE, HSR, APSD, Home Stager

This is a cute blog and so true - thanks for reposting.

Nov 18, 2011 05:15 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Cindy -- you're so right to reblog this excellent post!  Sellers everywhere should be paying attention to this one!

 

Nov 18, 2011 03:29 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Thank you Cindy for the reblog...we can use all the exposure we can get!  I'm glad you found it reblog worthy!

Dec 03, 2011 12:00 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Sara, yes, Sharon is a great blogger!

Maureen, Sharon did a great job with her analogy, another great one from her!

Sharon, thank you for always educating the public on home staging, you always make it interesting!

Dec 04, 2011 03:03 PM