A New Year's Resolution - if you are selling your home in 2016

By
Home Stager with Rooms With Style

Yes you can have a New Year's resolution that isn't about losing weight or eating better. One that is specific if you are selling your home in 2016.

 

There are many things that are important when selling your home:

 

1) Hiring a top-notch Realtor that is going to market your home in the best way possible.

2) Selecting the best price for your home and area.

3) That horrible 'D' word.....DECLUTTER.    Stay Calm and DeClutter

Those are all things that are important but did you remember another really important one?

 

Home Staging

Yes....staging is just as important as everything else on the list. As billionaire real estate mogul and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran said "Staging is no longer an option, it is a necessity."

 

Here is a perfect example:

 

The end of 2015 I picked up furniture at two vacant homes that I had staged. One had been for sale for 5 months without a single offer. The second one was for sale for 6 months without an offer. The houses were staged with furniture and they sold within 5 weeks and 3 weeks respectively. A few WEEKS, not many months.

The numerous price reductions, the carrying costs of mortgage payments, insurance, heat and electricity, not to mention the headaches of all those showings!! Why not stage before you put your house on the market??

It doesn't matter if your home is vacant or occupied. Home Staging makes a difference. I talk to people every day that say some variation of "I really didn't think staging mattered until I started looking for a new home. I can walk into a home and know which one had a Stager come in and it makes all the difference in the world!".

Yes it does. A Home Staging Consultation alone will give you a list of everything you need to do to get your home in top selling condition. So let this be your New Year's Resolution for 2016......

 

"I will Stage my home BEFORE I put it on the market."

 

New Year's Resolution

It could save you a lot of money, time and head aches.

 

Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer
 www.RoomsWithStyle.com
952-567-1124  

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Victoria Ray Henderson
Buyer's Edge Company Inc - Bethesda, MD
Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge

Love your home staging video Shar! It starts with a magical Harry Potter feel and really showcases your work!

Staging works-period. It's good to see how furniture fits in a room and it certainly makes a house more appealing. Thanks for the great video and we wish you much success in 2016!

Jan 04, 2016 11:28 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Staging prior to listing will reduce stress and save so much money!  Great advice Shar!

Jan 04, 2016 11:42 PM #2
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Great advice for sellers in 2016, Shar!  Staging often makes all the difference in how buyers perceive a home's appeal ... and a vacant home or one that's overcluttered will turn them off.

Jan 05, 2016 01:51 AM #3
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Linda Thompson
Selling By Design-Staging - Fresno, CA

Loved your post Shar. I have had that same experience many times. Fortunately, more real estate agents are seeing the value of advising their clients to stage first.

Jan 05, 2016 10:37 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Staging always makes a positive difference in the number of days on the market and increases the sales price.

Jan 05, 2016 03:56 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Well said Shar! I couldn't agree more!

Jan 06, 2016 12:46 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You're right, very well done my VBVFF.  I love how you think.

Jan 06, 2016 12:59 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Thank you so much Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson . I appreciate that.

If only all the sellers would stage before listing Sharon Tara

Thank you Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging !

Jan 06, 2016 10:50 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Glad to hear agents in your area are seeing the value of staging before listing Linda Thompson .

So glad to hear you say that Sharon Parisi 

Great minds think alike Janice Ankrett !

Jan 06, 2016 10:52 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Thank you Roger D. Mucci . 

Jan 06, 2016 10:53 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Without question, staging helps buyer imagine the possibilities!

Jan 18, 2016 12:02 AM #11
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