Buyers are looking at your home, but they’re not looking at YOUR home.
For some sellers, it’s very tough to let go of the fact that the home they’ve lived in will soon belong to someone else. It would almost be abnormal were a seller not be emotionally attached, and in some cases, they stress out over what they feel buyers might think when they walk through the door.
In our discussions about home staging, we discuss various ways to make your home appear larger and less personal. Removing personal items such as family photos and mementos can help inspire a buyer’s imagination to dream about what the home would look like when they move in. Also, storing extra pieces of furniture to give your room(s) a larger feel can also help the buyer re-imagine them with their own furnishings.
It’s sometimes tough for sellers to begin to pack away their personal belongings even before escrow has opened, but it goes a long way toward accomplishing your real estate goal of selling your home for the price you want. Continue reading
Offering staging, organization and decorating to make your home more inviting and functional for you and your lifestyle.
We often talk a lot about “curb appeal” in real estate. Curb appeal of course is one of those hyperbolic phrases we use when a home we’re selling looks great from the street. In many cases, curb appeal will make or break a buyer’s decision to stop and take a look at the inside of your home.
That being said, “curb appeal” works best when the INSIDE of your home is as equally appealing to a buyer as the OUTSIDE!
What is Home Staging?
Another word we real estate professionals use when working with sellers is “staging.” Staging basically refers to the process of setting the “stage” in your home’s appearance to maximize its size and benefits. Why is this important?
As we live in our homes longer, we tend to accumulate “stuff” that makes us more comfortable in our surroundings. In some cases, the “stuff” may look and feel great to us, but when it comes to selling our home, the “stuff” may not create the right atmosphere for the buyer. In other cases, the “stuff” has taken over. Seller’s must remember that our “comfort clutter” may inadvertently make their home look small or cramped to the buyer.
A professional home stager can add the right touches to help declutter your home, and embellish the decor of a room (or all of your rooms) so that it enhances the buyer’s desire to see themselves as the new owners.
Do Staged Homes Sell Faster?
According to statistics from the International Association of Staging Professionals®, 95% of staged homes sell on average in 11 days or less, and for 17% more money.
Professional Home Staging and Decorating Services by Gin Treadwell-Eng.
Montemayor and Associates is proud to refer Gin Treadwell-Eng Home Organization, Decorating and Staging. Whatever your home goals, Gin can help you achieve them. From furniture and paint selection to choosing decorative accessories and organization of spaces, Gin guarantees to make your home an inviting place that not only looks good, but functions beautifully for you and your lifestyle.
Recently, Brandon sat down with Gin to talk about her work and how she has been able to help his sellers.
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