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Edward Marti…, Home Buyer in Florida

We have a home in Main Line real estate. What things should we do to make the home more appealing to buy? Should we have our home for sale staged?

Asked by Edward Martinez, Florida Mon Jan 9, 2012

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HI Edward,

If you’re looking for a higher sales price with fewer days on market, you'll absolutely want to consider home staging to create that powerful first impression. Typically, potential Main Line area buyers have made up their minds in just a few seconds after entering in the front door. Actually, they were already forming an opinion as they pulled into your driveway! In a buyer's market like in the Main LIne real estate market, curb appeal, over all good condition and selective updates are especially important. For a minimal investment you can increase the perceived value of your home dramatically.

Remember, most Buyers are buying a “lifestyle” and some just can’t imagine what could easily be done to a plainer home.

Home staging isn't a new concept, but for many homeowners and agents, professional home staging has become an essential marketing tool to promote a home in today's real estate marketplace. I use this tool often with GREAT success. I help Sellers identify the factors that will help sell their home and I often recommend that in order to get a home into selling condition in a timely manner that they engage the services of an experienced stager to supplement what they can do themselves. Stagers will work with the flow of a home, eliminate clutter, edit, arrange what is already there and even bring in furniture if necessary.

Staged homes generally sell faster and at a higher price. While home staging starts with clearing the clutter and rearranging the furniture for a better showing presentation, it also can mean strategic updates, fresh paint and landscaping changes.

By staging your home, you will motivate buyers to reach a decision sooner and you'll encourage offers earlier in the process.

Hope you find this helpful. For more specific ideas you can visit our home staging page
Gwen Janicki
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