It Doesn't Guarantee Your Home Sells - It Guarantees It Shows At Its Best

By
Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

Spring is traditionally the hot real estate market season.  It is the time of year to expect an increase in market activity. With the shortage of inventory most states have been experiencing buyers are anxious for some new listings.

Although it's been a sellers' market for some time now, not all houses are moving as fast as their sellers would like. It's not wise to assume buyers will overlook the obvious... a lack of cleanliness and a lack of maintenance.

Not all listings are lucky enough to see a bidding war.

Preparation and presentation are always key to a faster sale.

 

 Make sure your home is 100% "show ready" PRIOR to listing.  

 

 

Your best chance at getting closest to your asking price is within the first two weeks of listing.

You only get one shot at the "just listed" buzz that is generated when a new home comes on the market.

Your house must be at it's ideal showing condition at that time.

Remember curb appeal?

Today first impressions aren't made at the curb....they are made online.

 

MLS pictures are one of your most powerful marketing tools because almost all potential buyers start their search online. It's the photos of your home that will determine whether or not buyers schedule a showing.

The best possible photos,  photos with both visual and emotional appeal, require more than just a good photographer. They require strategic preparation.

Scheduling a Home Staging Consult with an experienced professional home stager and following their advice will result in the best photos.

 

A Home Staging Consult doesn't guarantee your home will sell. 

A Home Staging Consult guarantees your home will show at its very best!

 

 

Preparing Your House For Sale

Five Keys To A Successful Sale

Does Home Staging Guarantee A Home Will Sell Faster?

Frequently Asked Home Staging Questions

 

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  1. Debbie Reynolds 04/11/2018 01:00 PM
  2. Cheryl Ritchie 04/22/2018 09:59 AM
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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sharon,

Perfectly said.  It takes a lot of factors to sell a home, and great photos and staging is an integral part.  A

Apr 03, 2018 01:49 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy Streib  Thank you! Show ready and photo ready! It seems more people should understand this. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Thank you! It should be far more obvious than it appears to be. LOL

Apr 03, 2018 03:27 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There is often a significant advantage that staged homes have over those which are not.  Like Ron and Alexandra mention in their #9 comment, great photos and staging is an integral part.

Apr 03, 2018 04:52 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Excellent post Sharon Tara, sometimes, sellers just don't want to hear the truth as it might mean less money than they thought in their pocket. 


 

Apr 03, 2018 06:25 PM #12
Rainmaker
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Have the home ready to show and ready to go right from the start.

Apr 03, 2018 06:37 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Great post Sharon Tara ....if only there were guarantees...guarnateed if a Seller doesn't take the time to prepare for the sale..it will sell for less !

Apr 04, 2018 03:06 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sharon. You are so right. Cleaning is number one and then the other things kick in.

Apr 04, 2018 08:07 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Myrl Jeffcoat  There is a huge advantage. Those homes that are not staged actually help make the competition look better!

Beth Atalay  And it is actually the opposite...more money in their pocket if they make improvements and properly prepare prior to listing.

JL Boney, III  Ready to show means ready to go! Excellent way to put it!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson Well said!  If they don't prepare, they can expect to sit on the market a longer time and sell for less!

Sheila Anderson  Such a basic and obvious thing, you would think. And yet, we still see so many cluttered, dirty homes for sale.

 

 

Apr 04, 2018 03:51 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sharon.  I only wish that more sellers would listen to us who've repeated this again and again.

Apr 10, 2018 06:10 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Gabe Sanders  Listening is a crucial step in the real estate business. It can be so frustrating when people don't recognize valuable advice when it's given to them.

Apr 10, 2018 12:39 PM #18
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Staging helps stack the deck in favor of a quicker sale. Having the right price has to be part of the strategy.

Apr 10, 2018 08:11 PM #19
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

A staged home is one that makes the best 1st impression for that buyer. Can easily sway the buyers decision between 1 home & the next. Gives sellers home that (+) factor.

Apr 11, 2018 07:32 AM #20
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

I still talk to myself when I've seen what some people call "ready";

patience works wonders to work from "ready" to "Ready!" for the camera

Apr 11, 2018 07:07 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Sharon Tara another great post and I am so glad that I didn't miss it.  Thank you Debbie Reynolds for reblogging thi!

Apr 11, 2018 07:19 PM #22
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Terrific post, Sharon. Preparation AND presentation are key in our market. Sellers need to understand that the listing, as soon as it hits the MLS and Internet IS an Open House!

Jeff

Apr 12, 2018 10:30 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Debbie Reynolds  Absolutely! I agree. All the staging in the world won't help sell an over priced home!

Thanks so much for the reblog!

Lyn Sims  Thank you! You have the makings of your own post there!

Claude Labbe  It's amazing what some sellers think is show ready! Makes me crazy!

Lisa Von Domek  I'm glad you didn't miss it too! Thank you for stopping by to let me know!

Jeff Dowler, CRS  Once it hits the market, it IS an open house. That is great! You should do your own post on the topic.

Apr 14, 2018 06:02 PM #24
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I've been blessed with cooperative sellers who take the time to declutter and they take my advice on preparing their home. Buyers look at photos and make instant decisions on whether to view the home or not. The house needs to measure up!

Apr 17, 2018 07:52 AM #25
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS  You are blessed with sellers who understand the value in preparation and presentation! That says something about the image you portray too!

Apr 17, 2018 04:18 PM #26
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sharon Tara,

I'm so glad to see this post! It all started with Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers re-blogging a post of Kathy Streib and Kathy referred to your post. I missed it! I love my professional photographer and know his photos make a difference in how my listings are presented. As Barbara Todaro always says "the eyes buy" and he is absolutely right.

May 03, 2018 05:34 AM #27
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Dorie Dillard  I love when posts inspire other posts too. I especially like being inspired by someone's post to write one of my own.  Barbara's "eyes buy" line is one of my favorites!

May 03, 2018 02:28 PM #28
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