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Are you selling your home this year?

The start of the best time to sell your home is after the Super Bowl and springtime historically has been an excellent time to put your house on the market. I recently read an article on Zillow that pulled together country-wide statistics, though this varies by area, for home selling that said:

Listing a home toward the end of spring significantly increases a seller’s chances of selling their home faster and for more money, according to a new analysis from Zillow. Nationally, homes listed from May 1 through May 15, sell around nine days faster and for nearly 1 percent more than the average listing. In 20 of the 25 largest metro areas, the best month to list is late spring, in either April or May.

Who’s buying and What’s Important to them?

MovingFirst, be aware that millennials (18-34) make up 42% of today’s home buyers. That being said, what are they looking for and what can you do to your home to make them want to buy it.

Millennials want a ready-to-move-in house with updated kitchens and bathrooms. Because of this most of them prefer a new house as they do not want to deal with maintenance; therefore, if you have an older home, listing your updated items is essential.

As the majority of home buying by millennials is done online, it is crucial that your home be ready for professional photographing and that the online presence details all of your upgrades.

An article posted in Business Insider detailed the results of a survey done in late 2016 of 1000 people and these were the top 6 areas that are important to millennials:

  • 75% New Appliances
  • 64% Large Master Bedroom
  • 54% 2-Car Garage
  • 47% Solar Panels / Energy Storage
  • 46% Luxury Kitchen
  • 45% Solid Hardwood / Stone Flooring

Well-lit kitchen with black countertop

How to get your Home ready to Sell

As a professional home stager and home decorator running a successful business in the Philadelphia Metro area, I have first-hand knowledge of the neighborhoods in the surrounding counties and understand what appeals to buyers in this area. This area knowledge is critical to your home selling success as I know how to stage your home for the potential buyer. I understand that this transition time can be stressful and emotional and Redesign Right offers the home staging support that the homeowner needs to sell their home for top dollar. Start with these four steps:

  1. Remove clutter, piles, eye noise. Keep in mind, if every inch of wall space in your house is covered with something, your home will appear dark and small.
  2. Your home should be immaculately cleaned! When a potential buyer walks into your home, it should smell fresh and clean. I would not recommend adding any strongly perfumed candles or sprays, keep in mind, what appeals to you may turn someone else off.
  3. Keep the décor simple. Create the lifestyle of your prospective buyer. Your decorating items need to keep the eye moving, eliciting pleasant feelings. House buying is emotional; people need to “feel” as though this could be their new home!
  4. Don’t forget the outside of your house! Click here to view my 12 Item Checklist for Outdoor Staging.

If you need help with your home staging needs, Redesign Right is Redesign Right, LLChere to help create the perfect lifestyle appeal to attract a buyer for your home! Call 610.955.8202 or email to set up your consultation.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram.

Ready-Stage-Sell Package

Home StagingAre you a Realtor or someone who is selling their home soon? This week I wanted to focus on how Redesign Right can help take the stress out of the sale of a home. The Ready-Stage-Sell Package can help Homeowners and Realtors sell homes quicker.

Redesign Right makes the staging process affordable, fun and most importantly; effective in the sale of homes. We love to work with homeowners to create homes that prospective buyers just have to have!

All staging projects start with a consultation. Depending on the client’s needs they then have the option of going forward with a DIY option or a full-blown one day Staging Service.

If you are reading this article and you don’t know what Home Staging means, click here to learn more. To understand how effective Home Staging can be, click here to view an infographic from the National Association of Realtors. If you know of someone who is about to sell their house, please forward this article to them or if you want to find out more about what home staging can do for you, click here. To set up your consultation, call Debbie 610.955.8202 or email and let’s get to work!

Testimonial from one of the many Realtors that Redesign Right has worked with:

“I have had the pleasure of working with Debbie Correale from Redesign Right for almost five years. She designs and stages all of my listings. I have always been impressed with Debbie’s professionalism, style and her “way” of relating to my clients. Most of my listings sell quicker than other agents; I credit a lot of this to Debbie and her incredible talent that she has in her profession. She has also designed my home; I actually cried when I came home for the “reveal.” Debbie takes what you already have and transforms your home using the special things that you already own and love! It is amazing.” – Liz Facenda – Realtor, ABR, CSR, CDPE, RE/MAX Preferred

Testimonial from a Homeowner:

“Wow, Redesign Right’s team came in, transformed my home in one day and the realtor was able to take pictures the next day! It was painless, effective and I sold within five days. Thanks, Debbie!” – Leigh Ann S.

Redesign RightBy Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .








What can Home Staging do for Me?

House For Sale

Are you trying to sell your home or plan to put it on the market soon? Your real estate agent may or may not include home staging services, or they may tell you to remove clutter and have your house professionally cleaned. With the market as it is today, home staging is a proven winner for getting the best return on your investment. If you’re not sure what home staging is, let me help you out. It’s a method of preparing your home to maximize buyer appeal and sell your home quicker!

Here are highlighted notes from the 2015 Profile of Home Staging report by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR):

  • Among sellers’ agents 34 percent stage all homes, 13 percent stage difficult homes to sell, and four percent stage only high price bracket homes.
  • Thirty-two percent of buyers’ agents believe staged homes increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent.

Also in this report, 81% found it easier to visualize the property as a future home in a staged home.

The most important rooms to be staged by order:

  1. Living Room
  2. Kitchen
  3. Master Bedroom
  4. Dining Room
  5. Bathroom
  6. Children’s Bedroom
  7. Guest Bedroom

Because 92% of people use the Internet during their home search, it is imperative that the photos are good professional quality and home staging can help present the best look possible. After the potential home buyer sees your home online, the next step, if they are close enough, will be a drive-by. That is why it is necessary to make sure the outside of your home presents beautifully as well. For some outdoor home staging tips, click here. Since Millennials make up the largest group of today’s home buying consumers, you will want to understand what appeals to them. For some ideas, click here to read my How to Sell Your Home to Millennials’ post.

According to the NAR report, 52% of buyers’ realtors believe that buyers offer more for staged homes. If a financial adviser offered you a return of 5-10% on an investment you would want that, wouldn’t you?

Benefits of working with Redesign Right include our stress-free process:

  1. We start with a one-to-one consultation to meet you and your home.
  2. We help you prepare your home to attract the greatest number of buyers.
  3. We generate an honest and thorough “to do” list assessing the items that will bring the greatest return.
  4. We work within your budget and time frame.
  5. If necessary, we can physically move and create a “model home” using what you already own.

To learn more about the home staging process check out one of my new videos on Redesign Right’s Home Staging services by viewing below or click here. (Video by Gordon DelGiorno of The Film Brothers.)

Redesign RightIt is proven home staging can reduce the amount of time your home sits on the market! Call Debbie 610.955.8202 to make an appointment for your home staging consultation! Or click here to contact her online!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .