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Home Staging: Myths vs Facts (Part 2)
Many home sellers AND real estate professionals are often misinformed or just uninformed about the value/cost of staging homes for the market. Here are a few more myths & facts to ponder when it comes to selling real estate.
MYTH: A HOUSE ON THE MARKET SHOULD BE DEPERSONALIZED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
FACT: Yes, a home should be de-personalized, but not so much that it becomes impersonal and sterile. It still has to appeal to the emotions of the potential buyers.
EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE SHOULD BE PAINTED BEIGE.
The main rooms and entrance should be kept neutral…and there are lots of neutrals besides beige! But add lots of color/texture with wall art, rugs, cushions, accessories.
IF I STAGE MY HOME I AM GUARANTEED TO SELL IT QUICKLY.
Staging is just one tool used to help sell a home. If it is priced correctly, marketed effectively and staged well, you will have a winning combination and it will sell.
BUYERS CAN SEE BEYOND MY THINGS AND APPRECIATE MY HOME FOR WHAT IT IS.
FACT: About 90% of buyers are not able to visualize the potential in a home. Buyers get caught up on the contents of your home and and often miss the architecture, size, and all the good points about your home.
A LOT OF BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR FIXER-UPPERS SO I DON’T HAVE TO HAVE EVERYTHING IN MY HOUSE IN TIP-TOP SHAPE.
A recent survey by Coldwell-Banker showed that 87% of buyers, including first timers, wanted a move-in-ready home. There are a few 'fixer-upper' buyers out there, but they are looking for a bargain....so don't expect to get top dollar from them.
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