There is a collective sigh of frustration from home sellers
as they read about the latest Twin Cities real estate
report. But there is a proactive response that homeowners can take to improve their chances in today's market. Unless a house is categorized as a "fixer-upper" or is reduced in price for its "as-is" condition, sellers need to take advantage of the tools that are available to them and put them into practice.
In the world of real estate, the seller has control over two things:
- The price of the house
- The condition (appearance) of the home
PRICING YOUR HOUSE: Listen to your Realtor. They are the experts when it comes to the worth of your house. The average price of a home has fallen in the last couple of years, and what your house was worth in 2005 may be lower than what it is today. Barker & Hedges competitively price their listings to receive maximum interest from buyers.
STAGING YOUR HOME: Make the investment in both time and money to prepare your house before it is listed. Finish the uncompleted projects, update any necessary light fixtures, freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint, and start packing your unneeded home furnishings. The more effort you put into preparing your house, the greater your chances of receiving reasonable offers.
If you don't know where to start, KFM Staging & Design can point you in the right direction.
The "wait-and-see" approach to selling a house no longer applies in today's market. If homeowners are serious about moving, they must price their house correctly make every effort to present their home in the best possible way.
KFM Staging & Design is a Minnesota home staging company that has been creating “First Impressions That Sell” for homeowners and Realtors across the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. KFM specializes in home staging consultations and vacant stagings. For more information on home staging visit our website: www.kfmstaging.com.