By Gigley Real Estate
People often ask us at Gigley Real Estate how we sell our homes so quickly. Well… there are many factors that go into selling our homes but aside from our marketing we feel that staging is step number 1!
Instead of what to do, let’s start with what NOT to do! Don’t take it personally. As soon as you decide to make the commitment to sell your home, you need to think of it as a product, one that you want to sell fast and for top dollar.
Don’t take buyers’ remarks personally. Instead, think of it as free advice on how to make your product live up to its highest potential. Emotionally detach yourself. Don’t do major renovations. Finishes and fixtures that you see as beautiful may not suit every buyer’s tastes. It is best to limit the amount of time and investment you make on renovations to the essentials — replace old flooring, tackle small repairs, paint, change outdated fixtures. Save your renovation energy and dollars for your new home. Don’t think the house will sell itself.
The real estate market is a game. You need to make your home the most appealing product on the block. Declutter, clean, do small repairs, repaint and, in general, make it feel fresh and welcoming. Don’t run out and purchase all new furniture. Chances are the furniture you have is not the reason your space is not selling. You may just have too much of it in one area. Or perhaps it needs to be cleaned or just neutralized with a simple throw. Remove before you completely redo.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Call in a professional stager,(Gigley Real Estate has a FABULOUS stager!) whether they just spend a few hours giving you some helpful tips or they come in to completely redecorate your entire space. It is money well spent and will eventually end up back in your pocket when you sell your home for top dollar.
Have any questions? Please give us a call at 214-402-7488 or visit our TSB Profile Page, we’d love to help. Check back for our “To Do’s” coming soon!