When it comes to selling your home first impressions her key.
Most buyers check out homes online before making the decision to go see them in person. If they don't like what they see in your photos you won't make the cut when they go see homes with their agent. The first few weeks your home is on the market are the most important, so it's crucial to have your home ready to show at it's best before going on the market to get it sold quickly and for more.
Home staging seems to be all rage in Real
Estate the past few years. Bruce & Tanya have been staging homes together
back before the term was even coined by all
the home decorating shows on T.V. Most Realtors
have jumped on the staging bandwagon, but most of them
don’t offer it for free as a selling strategy.
Most Realtors expect the seller to pick up the
extra charge to have the home professionally
staged. Bruce & Tanya feel so strongly about
staging that they include a complimentary staging consultation as
part of their regular services when you list
your house with them. This is just one more
thing that sets Bruce & Tanya apart from
the crowd when it comes to Realtors.
will come to your house and do a staging “walk-through”
before your house goes on the market to make
suggestions on things that need to be fixed,
removed, put away or changed. They will help
you re-arrange your furniture to make the rooms
look their absolute best and if needed, they
will bring in pieces from their own personal
staging inventory to help accent the rooms.
like our marketing plan, the staging program
is modified to fit each individual house. Some
houses may just need to be de-cluttered and
cleaned, some may need pieces of furniture brought
in to fill out an empty room and others may
need to be partially remodeled. Tanya and her associates have an
unbelievable natural talent for staging. Their
keen sense of color choices, furniture placement
and décor truly make them a force to be
reckoned with. She has complimented her unparalleled
natural talent for staging with classes, seminars,
workshops and has even received a professional
staging certificate. When she stages a house,
it sells! If you would like to ask Tanya a question about decorating or staging your home click here to send her a message: Ask Tanya
Exactly is Staging?
Put simply, staging involves neutralizing and
depersonalizing your home so that more potential
buyers can envision themselves living there. Staging makes your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it makes home buyers want to buy it.
10 Reasons You Should Professionally Stage Your
*From Home Staging Resource—www.homestagingresource.com
- You will make more money. U.S.
Housing and Urban Development reports that
a staged home will sell, on average, 17% higher
than an un-staged home.
- Your house will sell faster,
which equals less headaches and hassles.The
New York Village Voice reported that the average
number of days an un-staged home is on the
market is 30.9 versus 13.9 for a staged home.
- The cost of staging doesn’t
cost a dime. In a 2007 Home Gain Survey of
over 2000 realtors, it was discovered that
sellers who spent typically $500 on staging
services for their home recovered over 343%
of the cost in the sale of their home.
- Most home sellers cannot view
their house objectively. If you can’t
see objectively, you can’t package effectively.
Have a staging professional get your home
into its most advantageous condition for showing.
- You’ll have less guesswork
and “Do It Yourself” work.A professional
home stager can manage your projects from
start to finish. Or, they can give you a detailed
enough report based on their extensive knowledge
and training to have you “do it yourself”.
- Only 10% of home buyers can
visualize the potential of a home. This is
why staging a home is critical! You don’t
want the advantages of your home overlooked
and left up to the buyer’s imagination.
- The longer your home is on
the market, the lower the price will be. So
stage first! According to a National Association
of Realtors survey, homes that sold after
four weeks on the market sold for 6% less
than ones within the first four weeks! Don’t
be in a position where you have to lower your
price. Have your house staged first!
- The money you make may be tax-free.
The money you spend is tax deductible. Take
advantage of a possible tax-free capital gain
by getting every dollar possible!
- Leaving your house in “as
is” condition will help sell the competition.Right
now the number of homes for sale on the market
is at a record high. Competition is stiff
and buyers have very high expectations. Successful
agents know that the key to selling competitively
is profession staging.
- You can relax. You will have
the satisfaction of knowing you have done
absolutely everything possible to affect a
quick sale of your most valuable commodity
and for top dollar!
Most of the time it's just a matter of some do-it-yourself home improvements and light staging. Bruce & Tanya have many trusted contractors that they have used for years that they can refer you to to get the job done when needed as well.
Return on Staging Investment
Based on HomeGain's 2012 Home Improvement Survey, where nearly 500 real estate agents nationwide were surveyed to determine the top 10 low cost*, do-it-yourself home improvements for people getting their home ready to sell.
The top 5 nationwide home improvements Realtors recommend to home sellers, based on average cost & return on investment (ROI) to sellers, are:
Rounding out the top 10 DIY home improvements are:
*The term “low cost” is defined as less than $5,000.