With the typical agent, you only discover potential deal-killing repairs after you are already under contract – when the buyer hires a home inspector to scrutinize every aspect of your home.
-In a Maritz Research poll, 63% of buyers responded that they would pay more for a house that is move in ready
When you list – and close – your home with me, I suggest a pre-listing inspection by one of the areas most experienced , and respected, inspection firms. Discovering and repairing problems early in the marketing process places you in control, not on the buyer’s schedule.
Having your house in move-in condition also helps you avoid delays to closing and demonstrates to buyers, agents and the buyer’s home inspector that your house has been very well maintained. We want buyers to focus on how they would live in your home – not what they would have to repair
Additionally, your house will stand out from the competition as a better value and command a higher price. I will also recommend trustworthy, professional contractors to address any repairs that are needed. The extent that these repairs are made will directly affect your listing price. You have the ability to command a higher asking price, and substantiate it, when your home is in top condition.
Once we have had your home inspected and made the necessary repairs we will focus on presentation. You will only get one opportunity to make a positive first impression with potential buyers. Well staged homes look better, photograph better, show better and sell faster than non-staged homes. When you list – and close -your home with me, I will help to have it staged.
Home staging is not decorating. Decorating appeals to the person living in the house; staging is positioning the home to appeal to the psychological needs of buyers by creating a series of impressions that build an emotional connection to help buyers imagine living in the home
An AOL Money & Finance poll revealed that 87% of respondents said home presentation makes the difference in most sales. Also, while many agents overlook the presentation of your home and push for price reductions, the problems, whether perceived or real, still exist.