We meet with clients who have all kinds of needs each season and one of the greatest needs they share with us is to understand the extent to which they need to prepare their home for listing. We often meet them months or even years before they actually plan to make a move. This has been a great opportunity, as we do believe that a picture perfect listing is not only guaranteed to sell, but it also sells for more money than the average “unprepped” listing. As the Market has turned toward favoring sellers, many agents are suggesting that sellers “just list it.” Though there are instances where the “just list it” method is employed, here is a short story that tells another perspective.
John and Jenny* were looking to make a move across town and they hired a local Realtor who seemed to sell a lot of property in the area. The Realtor came and evaluated the property, told them to just get it onto the market quickly, staging and details don’t matter… 30+ days later and no offer, not even many showings… John and Jenny are dismayed and wondering what they’d done wrong? They decided they wanted a change in representation and after several interviews, chose The Angela Sadat Group for their fresh perspective and team approach. Angela, her stager, handyman and the rest of the team got together and helped with suggestions and staging “on the spot” which led to a successful sale and closing just a few weeks later. The details mattered!
Just a few small tweaks can help your home to sell more quickly and for more money than the average listing. These preparatory steps can actually mean the difference between selling and not selling in certain sections of the market. Call us today and let us help you to win at the highest level in this market and put more dollars toward your next home-we’ll make it easy for you and promise smiles all around at closing!
(*Names changed for privacy)