Are you thinking about selling your home? Not sure what to do in these unprecedented times? Are you confused about where to start? There are 3 things you need to sell your home.
The market is uncertain, and we are seeing a range of reactions from sellers:
- Wait and see how the market will pick up again.
- Let’s put the house on the market now- buyers are out or will come out and I want to sell my property.
- I want to postpone until next year.
According to expert predictions, the housing market will most likely see an improvement in sales in July, August, and September before possibly declining again in the fall and winter if there is a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. (For a detailed report visit Realtor.com for their 2020 Housing Market Predictions).
One thing that is certain is that at some level, buying and selling will continue. Based on these predictions, if you were considering selling your home, now may be the time to prepare. Here are 3 things you need to sell your home.
#1: A PLAN
Every project needs a plan. What is your timeline? Does your home need renovations? What are they and how long will they take? What is your goal date to put the home on the market? Who is your target buyer? What will you do to prepare your home for sale? Will you stage your home? How will COVID-19 affect your home sale process?
These are all things you will need to consider before selling your home. You don’t want to be blindsided by an expense or problem after you put your home on the market. You need to put your best product forward the moment you hang the “FOR SALE” sign on your front lawn and put your photos up online. Researching and gathering all the information you will need upfront will save you in the long run. We know creating this plan can be overwhelming, but the good news is you don’t have to and shouldn’t do it alone.
#2 SMART SHORTCUTS
Selling a home requires time and money- you will need smart shortcuts to save both. This is especially true in a time of uncertainty, but it’s important to make the distinction between what’s smart and what isn’t, and what gives you the highest return on your investment. Throwing a carpet over the cracked tiles in your floor may seem like a quick fix, but it will become a bigger problem when potential buyers ask for a reduction or walk away from the sale. An alternative example, you may believe that your kitchen cabinets need to be replaced entirely, but a smart shortcut may just be a fresh coat of paint and new cabinet knobs.
Smart shortcuts will be unique to your home and they won’t be easy to determine on your own. BA Staging & Interior’s service, “Review my Listing” (RML) will help you determine these shortcuts. RML is a revolutionary assessment that gives your home an “attractability rating” so you know where your property currently stands. It then includes an action plan to increase visual market and showcasing-readiness that you can execute on your own. To learn more or book an assessment click HERE.
#3 PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND DIRECTION
Your home will most likely be your biggest asset of your life. It’s important to handle with care. The last of the 3 things you need to sell your home is the advice and direction of industry professionals to make sure you are reaching the maximum potential of your home sale. Working with a trusted Home Stager, Realtor and Contractor will ensure the most successful sale and save you time, money and stress.
We recommend that you start with professional advice from one of Staging Experts. This can include an assessment through Review my Listing, either online or in-person (in the future).
If your home is vacant, we always recommend having it staged. It is crucial that you showcase your property in the best light and that buyers can envision themselves in the home. You leave money on the table by selling a property vacant.
We are currently accepting bookings for vacant stagings to take place after May 20, 2020. We have thorough health and safety precautions in place that abide by local and state regulations and recommendations for COVID-19.
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We are currently running a 20% OFF SPECIAL (limited offer, must sign contract by May 31, 2020) for vacant property stagings. In addition, we are offering 3 additional exclusive marketing bonuses (contact us to inquire).