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Spring is right around the corner and even though it is just January we are already seeing a lot of home sellers getting thier homes ready to sell. We highly recommend, before putting a home on the active market, make sure it is staged properly first.
If you are planning to sell your home, you may be wondering whether to stage it first or go ahead and list it without staging. After all, you can always stage it later if it doesn’t sell, right?
Well, right…as long as you don’t mind taking longer to sell and making less money when you do. Here’s why:
1. Your home will see the most action in the first two weeks after it’s listed. That’s when it gets the most buzz among the Realtors and when you typically get the most showings. That’s also when you are likely to get your highest offer. Don’t waste this golden opportunity by not putting your home’s best foot forward.
2. If you stage your home before you list it AND take great photos of your staged home, your agent will be able to attract more people to tour your house. 87% of people now pre-shop on the internet before physically visiting homes for sale. Make sure you don’t turn them off with lousy pictures. And don’t think you can get away with a single picture of the front of the house or a couple of pictures of the more presentable rooms. Too few pictures will send a red flag to potential buyers, who will think, “There must be something wrong with this house if they’re not showing us all of the rooms. Let’s skip it”
3. That old saying is true: “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” If a buyer tours your house and finds it cramped, cluttered or dated looking, they will never come back, even if you subsequently clean it up, stage it or even remodel it.