Summer is hot, and so is the market...Why stage your home in a hot market?

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It may be tempting to throw a sign in the yard as soon as you’re ready to sell your home… but hold your horses (or signs, rather). Coming up with a strategic marketing plan will guarantee you a maximum profit on your sale.

Right now, homes are selling faster than realtors can get the sign in the yard. It’s a hot market this summer! Before you get too excited about the fast-pace of the market, it’s important to step back and approach selling your home with a well-thought-out plan. Lose the temptation to plant a sign in your yard just for the sake of seeing what happens. Without preparation, you may lose momentum on the sale and the buyer loses interest.

Even in a hot market, homes can sit unsold for a long time, which can be a curse for the listing. Buyers look at a home that’s been on the market for months and wonder “What’s wrong with this house?” Staging has proven time and time again to sell homes before they get to the point of raising suspicion in the buyer’s mind.  

When it comes to selling a home, you get one chance to make a first impression.  Consider staging your home to make that first impression a lasting one. Not convinced yet that staging is the right move?  Just look at the facts…

  • 85% of staged homes sell for up to 25% more than un-staged homes*    

  • Staged homes sell 73% faster, on average, than un-staged homes**

Selling your home faster and making a higher profit on it? Sounds like a win-win situation to me!

*Real Estate Association

**RESA Home Staging