By now most people are aware that the real estate market has changed in favor of sellers. When sellers know the market is in their favor, it’s not uncommon to see the list price of homes increased in an attempt to capture top dollar. So why would someone selling their home in this market need to consult a home stager?
In the scenario where an owner is attempting to sell their for more than recent sales, it is especially important that every detail of a home be addressed. A home buyer that would consider seeing a home listed for top dollar is going to come with very high expectations. One way you can prepare your home for the scrutiny that comes with setting a high list price is to consultant a professional home stager.
The ROI associated with employing a professional home stager has been well documented. A highly respected real estate website, Homegain.com, reports that a simple “Clean and De-clutter” could cost between $100 – $200 and increase your home price from $1500 – $2000. That is an incredible 872% ROI from cleaning off your counter tops, pulling down your wall of family pictures and removing the two dozen magnets from your refrigerator.
In a market like Seal Beach where nearly every home is selling for over $700,000, the investment in retaining the services of a home stager is significantly multiplied. According to a local real estate investor (who asked to remain anonymous), he will not list any of his remodeled homes for sale without having them professionally staged by Maryam Odebaee of RED Home Design & Staging. The response to the properties he’s selling has been overwhelming, the reaction most sellers seek to acquire.
I was recently contacted by client’s that they are in need of selling their home in Old Town Seal Beach. Since they are taking all of their possessions with them to their new home, we contacted Maryam Odabaee to provide an estimate on staging their beautifully remodeled home. To our surprise, the potential return because of staging their home easily compensated for the small investment required for Maryam’s services.
If you are considering selling your home, consult with a local real estate professional to assist you with the process of preparing your home for sale. By doing this you’ll gain valuable guidance and direction that can only be provided by a local Realtor and home stager. The difference could mean tens of thousands of dollars to your bottom line.