It's quiz time...what did 3 homes priced at $125,000, $225,000, and over $1,000,000 all have in common? They were homes that had damaged ceilings caused by a long ago leaky roof that had been repaired. And, they were on the market with showings occurring on a regular basis!
It sounds impossible to think a homeowner would not see this as they prepare to put their home on the market but it happens and it is fairly common. Think about it. You are writing a letter that you have worked on for several hours. You are finished and you ask 3 people to read it for errors. They all point to a glaring mistake and you cannot believe it. Well, the same principle applies in your home. If you are going to have a successful sale, you should spend the money for a professional stager to find these things for you. It is not that the writer of the letter was incapable of putting forth a well written letter, it was that they had looked at it too long and the problems faded away.
The job of a good stager is to see those things that you have lived with and that you might be likely to overlook. So, my advice is to spend the money on a professional stager and let them walk around your home looking for problems. Better they find it than the next prospective buyer that loved your home until the moment they found the ceiling damage that scared them away!
Design To Market has been staging homes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2004 (and we have seen lots of stained ceilings!). For more information about our Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky home staging services please call us at 513-265-0952 or visit our website at www.designtomarketllc.com .