The Pretty Ones Sell

When you get ready to place a home on the market for sale it becomes a product, and just like any product on the shelves at your local store it has features and benefits, pluses and minuses, and there are other products with which to compete.  To gain an edge in your marketplace you must be priced right and look better than the competition.  Sometimes it’s difficult to think of a home as a mere product, but it helps to think that way in order to get top dollar for the home and sell it in a reasonable amount of time.

When you sell your home you’re going to have to move.  When you move you’re going to have to pack.  Most of the principles of Staging just mean that you’re just going to have to pack up some of your things earlier.  It’s a little bit of work, but you’re going to have to do it anyway, so let’s do it now so you can get top dollar for your home in your marketplace.

A couple of years ago when we sold our personal home, something every Realtor should do occasionally just to feel the pain, I was elated when we got a contract in three days with a little over two week closing.  Thankfully, we had already packed up much of our accumulated “treasures”  – a result of living in the same house for fifteen years.  Watch my blogs for more tips on “Getting your home ready to sell”.

Staged Home

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