Did you know that realtors are saying that now is a fantastic time to sell your home if you are in the Philadelphia Metro area! If you have thought about downsizing or considering relocating for a job change, now is a perfect time. There is a shortage of inventory, and sellers have an advantage as buyer traffic has also risen in the area. What does this mean? Consider getting a jump-start on the home-selling process and what you need to do to get your home ready to sell.Continue reading How Home Staging Can Help You
If you are currently selling your home, or plan to sell your home, notice how the outside of your home appears. Keep in mind, 50%* of homes purchased were found on the internet. Professional photos that display a lovely eye-catching exterior is essential. Also, for those buyers who live close enough, after viewing on the internet, they will do a “drive by” of your home to gain a better feel of your home. (*2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers)Continue reading 12 Tips to Add Curb Appeal
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:
- Living Room
- Master Bedroom
- Dining Room
- Children’s Bedroom
- 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:
- We start with a one-to-one consultation to meet you and your home.
- We help you prepare your home to attract the greatest number of buyers.
- We generate an honest and thorough “to do” list assessing the items that will bring the greatest return.
- We work within your budget and time frame.
- If necessary, we can physically move and create a “model home” using what you already own.
It 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 Google+. Open House photo from Pixabay.
If you are planning to put your house on the market to sell, you will want to assess the outside of your home, as well as the inside. The outside of your home is the first thing that a potential homeowner sees. Here are some tips to help you maximize your outdoor home appeal:
Yard and Gardens: Pick up all broken branches, remove all leaves and plant debris, clean up your garden beds. Keep in mind that focal points are just as important in your outdoor landscaping as they are inside your home. If you have areas of your yard that you would like to minimize, draw the eye to an appealing area with brightly colored pots or flowers. I found these ideas for creating DIY flower beds and hanging flower ideas, click here to view.
Add a fresh layer of mulch. Keep in mind that one cubic yard of mulch, or nine 3-cu-ft bags, will cover a 100 sq ft area to a depth of 3 inches, which is the preferred depth of standard mixed hardwood mulch. To learn more about the different mulch types, click here. Ensure that you have a lovely green lawn. If you plan to take care of this yourself, take a picture of problem areas in your yard and show your local home improvement store for advice on how to correct.
Entrance: Clean your front door, remove all cobwebs, paint trim and shutters. Replace hardware or kick plate. Add a new welcome mat!
The human eye sees yellow first and then red. From the road using pots or flowers of these colors will instantly draw the eye to your front door and attract attention!
Deck and Patio: Be sure the deck has been cleaned and determine if it needs to be stained or painted as this will make a big impact. Ensure that all outside lights have fresh new bulbs (be sure they are labeled for outside use). Consider replacing outdoor fixtures if they are timeworn and rusty looking.
Outdoor furniture: Be sure your outdoor furniture is clean and if needed, repainted. Purchase new cushions or pillows if yours show poorly. Create conversation areas with small tables, pots, and lanterns.
To learn more about the value of home staging, click here. If you need help determining your home staging needs, call 610.955.8202 for an appointment with Debbie!
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 Google+.
Did you know that staged homes sell 78% faster and for approximately 15% more than un-staged homes? It has been proven over and over again that staged homes in this market are the way to go when you are selling your home. Whether you decide to do it yourself or hire a staging company, every home should be staged to create a competitive edge and memory in the prospective buyers mind.
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