In today’s market, with inventory on the up side, buyers have plenty of homes to choose from. One of the ways sellers can make their home stand out above the crowd is by staging and pricing it right.
The pictures below are of a listing I just sold. It took a couple of weeks to get the home staged. Michelle Molinari and her team got the job done! All it took was paint (for a couple of rooms), moving furniture around (including putting some in storage), and strategically placing art work throughout the house. The total cost to the seller was less than $3,000 (for labor and supplies). The result was a home like the ones we see on HGTV!
On Friday, July 30th, we began marketing the property in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), and we found a buyer that Sunday, 3 days later, when we held our very first open house!
The asking price for the property was $178,000. The accepted offer was $175,000 (cash buyer) with no concession, or over 98% of asking price.
If you are thinking about selling your home or if your home is on the market already and you are not getting the attention you need from buyers, consider hiring a professional stager. Or better yet, if you live in the Lafayette, LA area, hire me and I will bring Michelle with me and provide a staging consultation free of charge.
As a real estate professional, I walk through many homes every week with my buyers. The homes that make the short list are always the ones that are clean, look good, and are move-in ready. Yes, getting your home ready for sale requires a little bit of work, and yes, it might cost some money as well (usually not a lot). On the other hand, your home will likely sell faster (saving you from making extra mortgage payments) and for more money. Isn’t that what all sellers want?