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The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.

Staging Homes for a Quick and Painless Home Sale

There are countless reasons why home staging is important when selling a home and often times homeowners underestimate the importance of hiring someone who has a specific niche for design.

Home photos, both inside and out can often times keep potential buyers from taking further action. We found some great information and resources from around the web that you can use to help your clients portray their house in the best possible light for potential buyers.

At the top of the list of course are repairs, de-cluttering and home staging. With your help, and the help of a home stager, you can create an eye-catching home at first glance.

  • Advise clients to begin with rooms that tend to be the biggest attractions such as kitchens, master bedrooms and bathrooms. De-cluttering is the first step and clients cannot be afraid to throw things out, donate them or put them in storage for future use. With a moving box, charity box and trash box, they can easily get rid of clutter without it getting too overwhelming.
  • Advise them to complete one full room before moving on to another. The alternative is bouncing from room to room, moving clutter from one room to the next.
  • Once spaces have been cleared, the next step is to lighten and brighten the room. Creating a tone of cheerfulness helps open rooms and show off their best features. Consider your window coverings and what time of the year it is you plan to list. Heavy or bulky drapes or curtains may darken a room in the spring and summer months.
  • Inspect every room for chipping and peeling paint, cupboards and drawers that look warn or stained countertops. Although these things individually may not deter buyers, it may cause them to think twice about your home. Applying fresh paint and refinishing cabinets and countertops doesn’t have to be as costly as it sounds. For countertops, cabinets and tile refinishing, check out Rust-oleum Transformations. The results are astonishing and although it may take a little more time to complete the projects, they can be done by the homeowner and cost a fraction of what a contractor would charge.
  • Understanding the dynamics of staging is important, but taking photos and videos of properties is of equal importance as that is what potential buyers see first. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice from a professional home photographer in an effort to capitalize on your hard work and the work of your seller.
  • Setting the stage for a successful home sale isn’t just about physical appearance. Developing a relationship with your seller based on realistic expectations, a secure marketing strategy and a willingness on the part of both parties to negotiate is the key to getting the home seen and sold.
  • Selling a home is a process that adds a whole new dimension to a sellers already busy lifestyle. Helping your seller by giving them some strategies and resources to accomplish the above will provide them a feeling of trust in your abilities and the abilities of outside professionals.

Overall, sellers must first recognize those aspects of their home which are in need of attention. Sometimes getting clients to understand this is hard and your objective should be to help them realize that they need to start viewing what has been their home, as a house. Sincerity, honesty and a gently approach can help them take a step back and view things from a sellers perspective.

Thanks to realtytimes.com for the information above and here are some other great resources we found on this topic that may be useful.

About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.