This past summer a neighbour of our's here at Cole House Design, put his house on the market. He made FOUR major mistakes in listing his home.
First, he waited till the last week of June to list, when the real estate market typically goes dead for the summer months.
Second, he had done all of the renovations on his home based on he and his wife living there alone (with no children). However, his house was located in a very family friendly neighbourhood. For example, he had completely decked his entire backyard, so there was no area for children to run and play.
Third, he priced his house far more than the comparables shown to him, hoping to get back the thousands of dollars he had spent in renovation costs.
And last but not least, he did not hire Cole House Design to come in and stage the home for him. Although the home was decorated nicely, it did have a lot of personal photos lying about, a large amount of house plants, and tables full of trinkets from travels around the world.
Long story short - the house sat on the market for over 4 months with FIVE major price reductions. Final selling price...$45,000 less than what the home had originally been listed for.
And the cost to have Cole House Design come in and do a staging consultation - less than $200. And his reason for not staging the home...his Realtor advised him NOT to mix business with personal. Our neighbour paid dearly for that advice, and perhaps unknowingly at the time...so did the Realtor.
Cole House Design can get your home ready for a quick sale at the best possible price. Our goal is to redesign the space to surpass the competition, and attract the quality buyers you are looking for!
Homeowners and Realtors - call us today to book your initial staging consultation!
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Hurst - (President)
(Cole House Design is an expert home staging and interior decorating firm serving the Halton and Peel Regions of Ontario including Georgetown, Acton, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton, and surrounding areas.)