Both homeowners and real estate agents are best served when a home sells quickly for a good price.Â There are many steps both parties can take to achieve that goal, and a recent trend is proving its value: whether the local market is hot or cool, statistics reveal that a â€œStagedâ€ home will sell faster and for a higher price.
This service is called Staging because it’s basically about â€œtheater.â€Â A professional Stager assesses your home’s strongest and weakest features, and creates a series of â€œscenesâ€ sure to appeal to your “audience” of buyers.
There are four major areas of concern: cleanliness, openness, color, and… compromise.Â Cleaning your home seems obvious, but we’re talking about the White Glove treatment here – on every surface.Â Openness means a decided lack of clutter as well as arranging (or removing) furnishings to impart a sense of space.
The colors in your home and on its walls also convey this idea.Â Dark colors make a room seem smaller and light colors make it seem bigger.Â You get the idea.Â
But what about that “compromise” part?Â It simply means that we all understand that lack of time or budget makes it necessary to focus on those improvements that will have the biggest impact, and not sweat every little detail.Â Ask your agent for guidance and trust his or her instincts.
Bennington VT, Selling