Waiting to See How it Goes Before You Stage Your Home for Sale? Here are 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't!

Reblogger Lyn Sims
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Suburban

The time to prepare you home for going on the market IS NOT after it is listed. Here's a good post on the reasons why after you list your home & things are not going well is a big mistake!

You should try for the biggest & best impact that your home can make! You should put your best foot forward in this market with all the added inventory and competition. Many people just don't care & it's shows. Make your home stand out with buyers.

Thanks to Kathy Streib in Florida for this well thought out advice. 

Original content by Kathy Streib
Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County- Waiting to See How It Goes Before You Stage?   Here Are 6  Reasons Why You Shouldn’t.

I run into this all of the time when I speak with  Realtors... they have your home listed and are doing everything they can to get it sold for you.  They’ve done their research and have suggested the best List Price for your home based on the market, your competition, location  and condition of your home.

There are items regarding condition that your Realtor feels need to be addressed to give questionyour home the best chance of selling but you’d rather wait a month to see what happens.  

What are you waiting for?  Now is NOT the time to Wait and See........

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Stage:

1.  A Newly Listed Home is like a loaf of fresh bread... it begins to get stale the longer it sits there.

2.  What you invest in staging and preparation will be far less than that first price reduction you’re asked to give.

3.  The “What’s wrong with it?” cloud begins to form over your house.

4. The longer it sits, the longer you “get” to make sure your home is “Show Ready” every day!

5.  Every day your house sits on the market it’s costing you money... your mortgage, utilities, insurance..... and preventing you from moving on.

6. Your first and best chance at getting a showing appointment is via your MLS listing and the photos that accompany it.    Studies have shown that 90+% of Buyers begin their search on the Internet.   Are you willing to rule out such a huge portion of Buyers because of your MLS photos?

So tell me again... why are you waiting to Stage your house?



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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

The age factor is a key one, customers are real aware of what's on the market, and you only get one chance to make an impression.

Jan 27, 2012 12:25 PM #1
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

An excellent choice for a re-blog if wanting to encourage your clients to stage.  Kathy is one of the best at explaining why it's a good idea.

Jan 27, 2012 02:24 PM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Lyn, a good post for a reblog. Kathy gives six great reasons to stage your home to ensure it will sell quicckly.

Jan 29, 2012 09:19 AM #3
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