I am a huge proponent of home staging, regardless if a property is still occupied or vacant - and couldn't agree more with Kathy Streib, home stager extraordinaire in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Great staging can help sell your Silver Spring, MD home faster, and for more money. I've seen it happen time and time again... staging can make all the difference, just like it did for this home seller in Glenn Dale, MD.
Why shouldn't you take a wait and see approach first? Because the goal is to sell your house, not help your competition sell! Because the longer your home sits on the market, the more buyers will wonder what's wrong with it. Because you want to sell for the most amount of money and in the shortest amount of time, don't you? Then proper presentation is a MUST. I'll help you get there.
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!!!