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Staging your Mesquite NV home to sell - present your home at it's best

Is your Mesquite home staged to sell?  Or is it just beautifully decorated to your tastes?  Most sellers do not realize how well their home can show - and some staging tips are simple and inexpensive.  A seller should look at their own home from a buyer's eyes.

Staging doesn't just mean putting out some cute decor and a welcome mat - :)

Thanks to Janet Jones - 10 answers sellers give when asked why they do not stage their home when listing it for sale?

Home Staging1.  We want to test the market for 90 days.  And on the 91st day?  Price reduction--and 90 days worth of potential buyers who have already eliminated your property. 

2.  It costs too much money.  I have never seen a home where the staging costs would have exceeded the first price reduction.  And that doesn't even factor in the monthly carrying cost of the home. 

3.  We can't stage the house, we're living in it.  One common misconception is that staging is only for vacant homes.  Every home/condo can be staged, and you can actually live in it after staging.   

4.  We didn't have to stage any of the other properties we sold over the years.  Yes, once upon a time you could generate three offers by 5 p.m. on the same day your Realtor put the For Sale sign in your yard.  Not now.  Buyers are picky and they have a lot of homes to choose from. 

5.  Everyone loves our house so buyers will love it, too.   What you, your friends and relatives love about your house may not be what today's buyer wants.  Sellers are often baffled by the feedback they get after showings--amazed that buyers have found things they don't like about the property. 

6. We can clean the carpets and declutter without someone telling us how.  Yes, you can (and should) do this, but it is a tiny piece of staging.  Do you know what separates  "clutter" from "asset"?  And what about all the other things that staging encompasses, like traffic flows, highlighting architectural features, updating, and appealing to your target market?

7.  We have no desire to remove/change our _______________ (wallpaper/mirrored tile/gold faucets/paneling/dated light fixtures . . .).  And neither do buyers.  Better to keep your home or be ready to sell at a deep discount. 

8.  The view alone will sell this place.  Then why many months later are these great view homes/condos still on the market?  Could it be that buyers want something to go with the view--like a comfortable, move-in ready home?

9.  We would rather let the buyers makes their own paint/flooring choices.  And that equals a price reduction.  If buyers do make an offer on your home they will double or triple the cost of these items and reflect that in their discounted offer price--which includes a deduction for the inconvenience. 

10. Our home is professionally decorated.  A professionally decorated home is tailored to the owner's particular needs.  Does it work for the new buyer's needs?  You could see #1 above . . . .

These are all great reasons--

  • for price reductions
  • for extended time on the market
  • for buyers not coming to look at your home
  • for buyers not coming back for a second look

There are dozens of reasons not to stage, but only one good reason to stage--getting your home sold faster for the highest possible price.  Staging is preparing your home for sale and creating a home that buyers want to buy.  If you want to be in the best competitive position in this market today, consult with a professional home stager before listing your property for sale. 





 



 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsVirginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR • January 03 2013 05:17PM

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Yes, I've heard all of these 10 REASONS NOT TO STAGE YOUR HOME.

 

 

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!) almost 5 years ago

Great Post Virginia! I just had to quote you! I have some clients who I can't seem to reach. Hopefully, hearing it from you will work better!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Other than price there is nothing more important than a home that shows well!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 5 years ago

Michelle - I just saw this post about home staging and had to share.

Sussie - Sometimes they need to see it in print to believe it.

Bill - Exactly.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) almost 5 years ago

GREAT post to share, Virginia and it does apply to ALL markets!  Hope you're having a fabulous start to the New Year!  I can't believe it's almost 1/12th over!!  ;-)

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 4 years ago

Debe - Janet makes some great points here.

2012 was great, have a wonderful 2013 ★!

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 4 years ago

Virginia, I wish we could convince Sellers to see their homes in the eye's of a Buyer. Home owners need to have an open mind and listen to the professionals.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Renowned Realty ) over 4 years ago

It is tough, Bob, I find that taking a few pics and showing them through the eye of the camera helps.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 4 years ago

Virginia: In fact, take away all those knick knacks, cute drawings by your kids, and photos off the fridge - for starters. Absolutely look at it from the buyers' standpoint. They want to see THEIR stuff in the home.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000) over 4 years ago

Hella, yes.  Hard for them to picture THEIR cute knick knacks, and kids' stuff if they are distracted by all of the sellers' stuff.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 4 years ago
Hi Virginia, Informative repost you have here. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work!
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 4 years ago
Great stuff Virginia. Thank you for the repost and keep it up!
Posted by Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info. (Red Rock Real Estate) over 4 years ago
Great source of information on how to stage your Mesquite home properly. Thank you for the sharing and keep up the good work!
Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.) over 4 years ago
Hello Virginia, hope many of your avid readers and followers were able to find this article helpful on how one can stage their home for the market. Glad that you have reposted this article. All the best!
Posted by Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses (Real Estate Muses) over 4 years ago
Excellent repost that provides information on staging a home for the market. I'm sure this will come very handy in the future. Thank you for sharing Virginia and stay the most reliable real estate specialist in your area.
Posted by Pat and Ed Okenica, Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate (RE/MAX Agents Realty Lake Oconee Ga) over 4 years ago
Clear, precise and easy to understand article that focuses on staging one's Mesquite NV home. This will be a good source of information to home owners planning to sell their property. Thank you for sharing this repost Virginia.
Posted by Waynette Hoover Araj, Connecting your Dreams with the Right Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) over 4 years ago

Thanks, Katerina and Ericka!

Melissa and Petra - it is so helpful, thanks to Janet Jones.

Pat and Ed, I have sent it to several sellers, should help.

Waynette, we don't have any stagers here, so I provide info.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 4 years ago

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