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.
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