The housing market in Southern California is challenging. Inventory is still low. Listings are at a premium. There are more buyers for fewer properties. Homes are selling faster.
This is what I am hearing repeatedly: If a house is priced right, it will sell quickly. What am hearing 'if a house is priced low enough it will sell quickly'.
Are you maximizing the return?
If a house is listed without staging, the house is perceived to be in "as is" condition. The offers will be reflective of this and you will receive "as is" offers. Yes, even in this market, homes which are professionally staged, then listed, are receiving higher offers and selling faster.(homegain).
Staging is NOT decorating. Even the most beautifully decorated homes benefit with Staging. Staged properties appear open and inviting,and are strategically arranged to create an emotional response in the buyer. Emotional response = higher offers = more $ for you.
Investments in Professional Home Staging are short-term, high-yield. Without this, you are leaving money on the table. For each month your listing sits on the market, its perceived value drops 1% of asking price. On a $500,000 home, that's a whopping $5,000! How does that compare to the cost of staging?
If you have not used a Stager, it's time to start. Do you know that today, 25% of listings are staged? That's a huge jump from 2 years ago, when only 5% were. All properties, even those which are not moving, can benefit significantly by the expert advice of a Staging Professional.
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