of REALTORS® asking Vancouver homeowners to tidy up when they sell their homes is not new but the days of REALTORS® asking sellers to 'simply' bake cookies and light candles
are a thing of the past. Or at least they should be…
out as common-sense practices when selling a home has turned into what we now know as 'real estate staging'.
When home staging
first started it involved cleaning, de-cluttering and packing away personal
items and photos. Sometimes it even consisted of rearranging furniture and
pictures. The concept of appealing to the majority rather than figuring out the
potential home buyer’s demographics was paired with beige and more beige. Today, real estate
staging has grown into a legitimate profession and is an important marketing
tool used to sell property.
Staging has advanced
from the beige basics to well-planned, beautiful spaces that connect with the
buyer’s emotions. Furniture, accessories and colour are now used to highlight aspects of architecture and flaunt a property’s selling features. We understand
the importance of flooring, paint and worthwhile upgrades to showcase your home
and leave the buyer wanting to make an offer.
With the popularity of TV shows and HGTV home sellers grow more and more interested in the potential to maximize their most equitable investment. But to take it one
step further, the Real Estate Staging Association, of which I am a member, has
conducted a study to prove that staging absolutley works! Stay tuned for the results
as they will be posted in the coming days.
also be publishing tidbits from our ‘Fit To Sell’ program. It’s about understanding
not only how to prepare your home in the months prior to your listing date, but
gaining the insight to determine the necessary upgrades. Learn how to build instant equity in your new home.
If you have
any specific questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us!