How can you sell your home for top dollar in 2011?

How can you sell your home for top dollar in 2011?

Wondering about the real estate market for 2011?  Yesterday our home staging blog featured a video from AOL Real Estate which gave their predictions on the real estate market for 2011 (link below today’s blog).

Here’s another article that caught our attention from the Wall Street Journal.  In addition to pricing right and staging they recommend additional tips home sellers to:

  • Provide as much information as possible,
  • make it easy to show and to
  • be flexible.

It’s a quick read and worthwhile!  While these steps sound easy, home selling is an highly emotional situation and it is hard to be unbiased and detached as you package your home for sale.  Working with professionals you trust –  real estate agents, inspectors and home stagers can make the process smoother and more effective.  Looking for real estate professionals in Oregon?  We’ve worked with many from Corvallis to Portland and are happy to give recommendations for experts who will work hard for you.

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Many will think that poorly prepared listings are a rare case, but unfortunately I rarely see listing photos that couldn’t be improved.

Home sellers count on real estate professionals to advise them on how to sell their homes the quickest, for the least hassle, and for the most money. Some agents are afraid to:

  • hurt feelings or make their sellers uncomfortable,
  • don’t want to spend the time needed to fully explain what needs to be done to prepare the home for sale,
  • lack faith in the ability of their seller to improve the property,
  • are naive on the nuances of home selling psychology and marketing at it’s finest,
  • underestimate the power of photos in his market where 90% of home buyers are shopping for homes on the internet!

Gotta love this example from a fellow blogger:

Via Alan May, Coldwell Banker Evanston Realtor®, Evanston Real Estate (Evanston Condos, Evanston Homes, North Shore Homes):

How do you prepare a home for a quick sale? YES, this is a property currently for sale on our MLS.  When it popped up on my screen it actually made me “gasp”.

Most properties could benefit from a decluttering, or a stager… but this property… I think it may be beyond staging or decluttering.  I think this one may call for an Exorcism.cluttered rooms will not attract home buyers

There isn’t a surface that doesn’t have “something” hanging on it, or from it.  There isn’t an uncovered surface. It’s literally a cacophany of colour and junk.

I can’t believe that the agent listing this property allowed these photos to be taken, let alone published on the MLS.

Perhaps, in defense of the agent, the place looked much worse before the photos and the agent thinks that NOW it looks so much better… “You should have seen the junk that she got outta this house!”Listing photos are the key to attracting home buyers

Do you think these photos show the property to its best advantage?  Do you think it does the property a good service, and will help it sell?how to stage a room for sale?

Yikes!!  It makes me think that Linda Blair must live here. As you cross the threshold, the walls will begin bleeding and a disembodied voice will quietly cry… “Get out” (oh, wait… that was the Amityville Horror).

Oh, well… they’re both appropriate here. I think this is enough to make the average stager cry.

 

Selling your home?  If your photos aren’t fabulous be prepared to have a lower selling price or a very long wait in this real estate market!


Margaret Oscilia Home Stager Salem OregonMargaret Oscilia is a Professional Home Stager serving Salem Oregon and surround areas who specializing in helping home sellers maximize their equity when preparing to sell.  Moving or improving? Creative Concepts and Contracting has the expertise to showcase your home’s full potential, stretch your budget, and maximize your time.

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