Staging Your Home to Sell
In today's world of "reality tv", we watch shows about buying and selling real estate, doing your own home improvements, and everything in between. With this in mind, it may be more important than ever to seriously consider "staging" the house you wish to sell. This means setting the house up to showcase everything it has to offer and draw attention to all the great features of the house. To help you do this, here are some key points to consider.
Most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds of arriving!
It is estimated that only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home.
That means 90% are not going to be able to look past dirt, clutter, and imperfections.
According to a 2011 study by HomeGain.com, these are some top updates you can make to prepare your home for sale that will result in the greatest return on your investment:
- Clean and Declutter: 872%
- Lighten and Brighten: 572%
- Landscaping (both front and back): 473%
- Paint Interior: 250%
- Update Kitchen: 237%
- Update Bathroom: 172%
Staged homes spent 83% less time on the market than non-staged homes.
The median dollar value to stage a home is $675 for each home. This dollar amount makes it difficult for some sellers to hire a professional stager. Thankfully with places like HomeGoods, Tuesday Morning, Target, and internet sites such as HGTV to give you tips, sellers also can create an inviting, eye catching house.
Many property photos are awful. In fact, there is a website devoted to showcasing bad real estate photography. Did you know that over 90% of buyers look at homes they've found on the Internet?
When it comes to staging your home, Mullinax and Dunn understands that it is critical that your home makes a strong first impression online. When you list with Mullinax and Dunn, your house will be photographed by a professional photographer.
Exposure on the Internet
In addition to your house appearing on our website, it will also be listed on other websites like, Trulia, Realtor.com, and Zillow, just to name a few. This along with specific internet and social media marketing by the Mullinax and Dunn Team will ensure that your listing receives maximum exposure.