Staging Creates Great First Impressions!

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Home Stager with 438-4642

Staging is about Creating Great First Impressions!

Creating interest for today's buyer is crucial to getting your property sold!

Today's buyer is internet savvy!  ***84% of buyers used the internet to search for homes.

*NAR buyers's profile

It takes just a quick glance, less than thirty seconds, for someone to evaluate a listing. In this short time, the buyer forms an opinion based on the appearance of the property.

It's important to know how to create a good first impression. This article provides some useful tips to help you do this.

Be on Time / Present The Property Appropriately

Ideally, home staging should be performed BEFORE placing the listing on the market. 

Although, the home staging can be completed after the house is on the market, buyers would have already formed an opinion of the property.  First Impressions are hard to loose, once they have been formed.

Don't rush to have your home listed in the MLS, without the proper photos being taken. Lack of photographs gives the impression the property has some type of flaw.

Oftentimes, a buyer may be new to your neighborhood and or the country.   The photograph is usually the first clue that a buyer has of the property.  Home Staging helps to create a great first impression and also helps the property feel "the part", by creating a feeling of warm and inviting calmness.

 

 Individuality

Yes, to make a great first impression your property/listing does need to "fit in" to some degree. But it all goes back to being appropriate for the situation.  The house also needs to stand out in a good way, this can be accomplished by calling in a home stager. 

If the property is a log cabin, bungalow, or downtown condo, a great stager will know how to address every style of property, so that the property is transformed to fit the style of the buyer.  As a stager, we set the atmosphere that entices buyers to make an offer.  As, Maureen Henry of Rockland County Staging would say, 'We turn Browsers into Buyers!'

A Winning Smile!

Staging evokes smiles on the faces of buyers.  Seeing a reading chair in the guest room, the buyer is able to envision, reading a bedtime story to the children.  Spices on the counter, means lots of family conversations can be made over dinner.  In the master suite, plush bedding and towels neatly folded gives the feeling of a retreat.  Today's buyer can now imagine, relaxing in their new home.  

"Smile and the world smiles too."* There's nothing like staging to create a great first impression.

Add all of these things up and your property/listing is well on its ways to creating a Great First Impression.

 

Remember, the next listing is just a click away!  When trying to sell your property/listing, call a stager today to create a great first impression!

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Marci Toliver is a home staging consultant, providing service to Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson, SC. areas, assisting you in effectively showcasing your property. Providing home staging services homeowners and Realtors® in  the Upstate area .

 Please call Marci at 864.275.2112 to schedule your appointment today!

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Rainmaker
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Melissa Marro
Watson Realty Corp - Saint Augustine, FL
St Augustine, St Johns, Ponte Vedra

Well I think you summed that up quite nicely!  Definately it is all about the 'First Impression'!!!  Nice to see you back in the rain, btw....

Oct 27, 2008 02:01 PM #1
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Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY

Marci - I couldn't agree more! First impressions are critical and with the number of homes on the market today buyers need to make their home stand out from the competition. Their first open house is really online and the homes that show well on MLS will get the most traffic.  Great article and thanks for the link love!!!

 

Oct 27, 2008 02:11 PM #2
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Lots of info in the buyers profile link - thanks Marci!  Since buyers usually start their search online the photos are key.  As you mention, once they make that first impression - there is no going back.  Taking the time to stage the home prior to going to market is always the best plan.  (What sweet & inviting front door - makes me want to know what's behind it!)

Oct 27, 2008 02:23 PM #3
Rainer
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Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Melissa.. I am glad that you like the play on words- I have been marketing like crazy.  I will call so we can talk about it!

Oct 27, 2008 04:46 PM #4
Rainer
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Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Maureen..I couldn't agree more!  You know I have always loved your tagline and it was so appropriate for this article/blog.

Oct 27, 2008 04:50 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Teresa Meyer
Stage a Star Staging & Consulting Services - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati-OH.

Hi Marci...You're right! It's all about First Impressions! :)  How have you been?  We need to catch up! :)

Oct 27, 2008 04:55 PM #6
Rainer
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Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Michelle... You know as a stager, we also have to do our research!  Oftentimes, we get calls as a lst resort and we should be the next call after calling a Realtor!

Oct 27, 2008 04:55 PM #7
Rainer
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Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Teresa...  Call me  I am just a phone call away!

Oct 27, 2008 05:22 PM #8
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

What a great post-so much informations here-thank you!  Its bookmarked and I flaged it too!

Oct 27, 2008 11:25 PM #9
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc.

Marci, thanks for taking time out from your presidential run...lol...good post, and always a message that bears repeating. 

Oct 28, 2008 12:34 AM #10
Rainer
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Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Cathy, thanks for stopping by! and for the flag!

Terrylynn...you know I try to do it all!  Presidency, staging!  and so forth! 

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