Staging in Vaughan and Toronto GTA we are asked this question frequently by real estate agents and the children of the estate home in question,
Is it really worth it to stage the property or just sell it "as is" for whatever the sellers can get for it.
We ask if they want to attract their ideal buyers online with great photography of a "move in ready" home.
Do they want a buyer to pay the highest price in the least amount of time or do they want to take what they get for it?
The answer is they want to get as much as they can for it 99% of the time. Their family worked years and years to pay off the mortgage and it is now time to recoup the investment made.
Here are some typical interiors of an estate sale we will see upon first visiting an estate for sale.
The seller will want to know how they are going to fit this in their busy schedule especially if they live out of town.
Who will clean out the life time of accumulations in property? It can be emotionally draining as well as just plain hard work and they might not be in the best of health themselves.
Will they sell what they can or donate or bin everything? Who will pack it up, tag it, photograph it, meet with strangers at the property?
Who will clean the property?
Who will paint, repair or replace what needs to be done to get the highest price for the property?
What is the return on investment?
We handle all the organizing of the details for them or we will supply our contacts for companies that they can call and arrange the work to be done.
Either way, it is a win/win situation for everyone.
The sellers receive a great return on the investment in staging the property.
The agent is able to sell the property in a timely manner to the ideal buyers willing to pay top dollar. Their listing client is happy with the results and refers others in their circle of co workers and friends to the agent.
The sellers are able to move on by having a less stressful time wrapping up the estate.
Here are the after pictures of the property that attracted buyers quickly and resulted in an efficient sale of the property.
You will see the property has been cleared and items sold to offset the investment in staging the property for sale.
Brighter, lighter painted walls. Carpet replaced as it is a senior building with an over age 65 demographic. Usually we replace carpet with wood or laminate floors for a younger demographic property.
Brighter daylight bulbs and a thorough cleaning.
Rental furniture, artwork and decor to update the look of the property.
If you have an estate sale property coming up call the Go To Girl around town to handle the many details of preparing the property for sale in under 10 days.
Michelle Finnamore Interiors Ltd.