Selling Your Vacant Property
If you are a homeowner, builder or bank officer with a vacant home for sale, you know the challenge and expense of keeping the home in optimum ready-to-show condition.
Vacant homes are often the most difficult to sell– not only do they compete against fully-furnished homes in similar neighborhoods at comparable prices. Vacant homes require regular landscaping service, housekeeping, watering, security and costly insurance to protect against theft, vandalism and unnoticed water leaks.
Studies show that 9 out of 10 people cannot effectively imagine how to transform a vacant space into an attractive living area … and that limited imagination inhibits the ability of many buyers to fall in love with a vacant home.
On first glance, a vacant home may appear cold, while furnished homes offer warmth and an aesthetic appeal that give them a competitive edge over vacant homes. First impressions make an enormous impact on a buyer’s impulse when you consider that nearly all buyers make an emotional decision within 30 seconds of seeing a property. A well-furnished home says to buyers: This could be your home; it is beautiful; you could live here and be happy.
When buyers walk into a home, they want to imagine their own family gathered in the kitchen, dining at the table, relaxing on the patio. Home buying decisions are emotional.
Our affiliate company, Showcase Staging Services, can transform your vacant home into a model showplace – with quality furnishings, art, fabric and colors that will produce an irresistible ambience. Staging decorates a home for one purpose: to urge a compelling emotional sense in buyers that says: This home can be yours.
Home staging increases the potential selling price and reduces the amount of time a house stays on the market. It is a critical marketing step used by informed owners of luxury homes to optimize a home’s marketability.
According to statistics published by the U.S. National Association of Realtors, a professionally staged home will usually command a 7% to 11% greater price than a non-staged home.
On the following table, see what happens when staging increases the value of your home by 7%.
Showcase Realty TX provides you the best opportunity in getting full market value for your home.
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In a 2008 study conducted by www.stagedhomes.com, ASP Real Estate Agents and ASP Stagers reported that across the United States:
According to the study, staged homes sell, on average, 80% faster than homes that are not staged. Faster home sales also result in higher profit – the longer a home sits on the market, the greater likelihood it will require a price reduction to sell.
In a market with an excess of unsold properties, staging increases a home’s “showability” and separates it other cold, vacant listings..
Realtors want to know that every home they show has the potential to sell itself. And they know that a beautifully staged home is more likely to excite buyers into making an offer.
Realtors will surely give your home more attention than one that has not been staged. This again makes your property be sold faster.
Quality staging will ensure that you get an optimum price for your home. It’s a prudent decision to invest a little money to ensure a greater return when you sell your home. Quality staging always uses fine furnishings and décor to accentuate your home’s natural beauty. Beware of staging companies that use inexpensive, poor quality furnishings that cheapen a home’s appearance.
Roxanne Snyder, owner of Showcase Staging Services, is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), who will evaluate your home and provide attractive options that may include rental furniture and Showcase Home Management services.
Showcase Staging Services fees are negotiable and take into consideration the scope of the project to determine the appropriate solution for each client. Options include:
We will analyze your home’s strengths… develop a plan to optimize your home’s marketability… and provide a spectrum of solutions and services to sell your home quickly, for an exceptional price.
Showcase Staging Services will transform your property into a model home, and Showcase Realty will aggressively market your home and provide you with excellent service.
E-mail the following information and we will get back with you quickly to schedule a meeting.
“Staging Helps You Sell Your Home FASTER” – USA Today
When Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Los Altos, California looked at nearly 2,800 properties in eight U.S. cities in 2004, they found that the staged homes, on average, sold in half the time of the non-staged homes. Learn what benefits they reported about of Home Staging.
“Your Investment in ASP Home Staging will always be less than your first Price Reduction”
In a cumulative November 2008 – May 2009 study conducted by stagedhomes.com, across the United States, it is revealed that staged homes sell in 37 days or less on average in today’s market. The same study revealed that homes not staged sell in 182 days or longer. According to the study, staged homes sell, on average, 80% faster than homes that are not staged.
“25 Biggest Real Estate Mistakes” – Home & Garden Television
HGTV aired a program on the 25 Biggest Real Estate Mistakes. The #1 mistake: Failure to Showcase Your Home and Make Small Cosmetic Changes. HGTV recommends starting with the front of the home and the main entryway… and they encourage staging by a professional to increase potential selling price and to reduce the amount of time the house stays on the market.