"Changing Gears" in 2009

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Home Stager with Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton

Hello Activerainers,

 

I have written an article for "Changing Gears.ca" website on changing gears in 2009 for selling real estate.  Here it is:

 

Hiring a Real Estate Stager is Being Proactive in Today’s Market


  As we say goodbye to 2008 and we begin 2009, we find using all services available to us for selling real estate, increasingly more important.

Real estate staging is one of the services that can be used by homeowners, builders, property developers and realtors to help their properties stand out from the competition.

Real Estate staging is a process of preparing a property for sale to give it the best chance possible for selling quickly and for the most money possible.

Real Estate stagers know what buyers are looking for and can offer great advice.
 
Homeowners benefit from an objective viewpoint so they can visualize what buyers will see when viewing their property. Vacant properties are best viewed furnished by a stager since buyers have difficulty seeing their furniture in the empty home.  Vacant properties always appear smaller.

Realtors have many benefits from partnering with a real estate stager.  A real estate stager will act as a third party, trained in sharing issues with homeowners that might otherwise be difficult for realtors who are trying to get hired by the client. Staged properties look better so the realtor will have great on-line pictures for buyers to view. Another advantage for a realtor is they can do open houses and feel happy about the property since it will show better.  Since staged properties sell quicker, realtors will have more time for other listings and the investment of marketing dollars will be less. 

Being proactive in the real estate market for 2009 is very important to selling real estate.
Enlisting the help of a real estate stager for 2009 should be at the top of all real estate professionals and sellers agendas.  Don’t wait until the property isn’t selling to think about it.  Your clients will be more impressed if everything available to them is taken advantage of prior to listing and sellers, you will have greater success making the return on investment you want and in the time frame desired.   Wishing all of you great success this year.

Karen Hubert
Center Stage Design.ca



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Karen Hubert

RESA Hamilton/Halton Chapter President

www.CenterStageDesign.ca

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Full Staging Company serving Ancaster, Hamilton, Burlington, Dundas, Niagara, Brantford and surrounding areas!

Home Staging, Redesign and Senior Move Management

 

 

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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
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Karen

You made many great points. With the changes in the market sellers need to hit a home run immediately - not play catch up. Good luck in 2009.

Feb 09, 2009 05:16 AM #1
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Karen Hubert
Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton - Ancaster, ON
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Good luck to you as well Janice and thanks for commenting.

Feb 09, 2009 06:03 AM #2
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

Great points and article Karen,

Congrats

Feb 09, 2009 07:19 AM #3
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Karen Hubert
Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton - Ancaster, ON
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Thanks Kimberly, How are things going with you?

Feb 09, 2009 12:21 PM #4
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Charlene Storozuk
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Very well written Karen.  You made a lot of excellent points. 

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