I have heard agents in our fine County say, "staging isn't so important, it's all about price and location. I beg to differ. Keep reading, this story may sound familiar.
I took a listing the other day from a couple of homeowners who had taken very good care of their home in the eight years they have had it. The three bedroom, two bath home is nothing special...at least to the market here. It doesn't have granite countertops, a 3-car garage, a gameroom, or any of the other so highly sought after amenities so many buyers are looking for in our area. But, staged correctly, the home presents and shows very well. Just ask the owners.
I left instructions on their dining room table of how best to present their home to potential buyers. Open the blinds, turn on the lights, light soft-scented candles, you know, the basic stuff. After one of the recent showings of the property, I met the owners at the property to deliver them a contract for the purchase of their property. The owners had come back to their home and seen it in a different light. Their house was attractive to them again. It didn't seem so cramped with the blinds open and the sun shining in. They suddenly found themselves wondering why they listed at all.
Staging is important, if your clients aren't around to take care of the small things that help the stage the home for showings, go by their house and do it for them. There are lots of reasons why my average days on market is less than 13 days, knowing how to stage a home for a quick sale is just one of them. If you need help staging your home, call me and let's chat for a minute.