Why Can’t I Wait to See If My House Sells Before I Call in a Stager?
This is a question that never goes away whether or not there is a plentiful supply of homes on the market or homes for sale are hard to find.
It’s understandable that sellers want to minimize any further dollars spent on a home they are leaving, but it’s important to look at this as an investment into getting their home sold.
But before you decide to defer investing in improving your home’s presentation, ask yourself these 5 questions…
Do I enjoy keeping my house in model perfect condition every single day?
Do I like having people I don’t know walking through my home?
Do I enjoy having to leave my home for an hour or so while my home is being shown?
Am I willing to lose the home I want because my current home hasn’t sold?
Am I willing to lose potential buyers because they did not like the condition and appearance of my home?
If you answered yes to the above questions, then feel free to play the Wait & See game. But if not, prepare your home for sale BEFORE you put it on the market.
While a list price that reflects the current market is key and certainly the location is a big factor, the condition of your property needs to reflect the price that you are asking.
Waiting to prepare your home for sale to see “how it goes” is like going on an important job interview in shorts and flip flops. Are you going to wait until you think you might like the company before you decide to go home and change into a suit and tie or other business-appropriate attire?
Don’t wait to See How It Goes! As soon as you decide it’s time to sell your home, get it ready to sell!!!