Staging - 5 Reasons I Believe In Staging - Reason #2

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Centre

Staging – 5 Reasons I Believe In Staging -Reason #2:  Your House Will Sell FasterStaging Photo 2

Ensuring that your Howard County home is shown in its best possible light is an important factor for attracting the largest number of qualified buyers to your home, potentially resulting in receiving a satisfactory offer on your home more quickly.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has reported that the longer a home remains on the market unsold, the lower the final sales price drops.  If a home sells in the first 4 weeks on the market, the final price averages 1% over the list price.  If the home is sold 4-12 weeks on the market, it averages 5% less; 13-24 weeks, 6.4% less; 24+ weeks, 10% less.

Sellers should insist on their agents posting multiple attractive photographs of clean lines, a decluttered, depersonalized clean slate, where the potential buyers can imagine living themselves.  Listen to your Realtor’s advice, and consider consulting with a professional stager. – Your Realtor will probably have a stager they’ll recommend.

Along with averaging more money, the faster a home sells, the less stress on the seller, most of whom have to go out of their way to ensure their home is always “showing appointment ready” and that they have a long enough list of “to-do errands” to run off to each time a showing is scheduled when they’d hoped to be home.

Did you miss the first Reason I Believe In Staging?   Step 1 |

Best regards, Gretchen

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Gretchen Conley, Realtor®  "Your Transition Specialist" 

Keller Williams Realty Centre   *   Cell 443-676-1625

Questions about the neighborhood, the community, the market?  I'm always happy to help - Give me a call!

About the Author...This article  was provided by Gretchen Conley, a Nationally recognized Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist, and Certified Short Sale & Distressed Property Specialist.  Gretchen can be reached via e-mail at Gretchen@GretchenConley.com by cell phone or text message at 443-676-1625. Gretchen has helped many people buy and sell their home.  For Maryland real estate and homes see www.GretchenConley.com.   If you need to Short Sale your Maryland home please contact me for more information.

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This is a fantastic series Gretchen and I love the NAR statistics as well.  Very telling information that consumers need to be aware of.

Mar 15, 2011 09:14 AM #1
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Thanks, Anita!  I find the information's VERY helpful to my sellers, when they're wondering what they should do before listing their home!

Mar 15, 2011 09:39 AM #2
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