Essential Home Staging Tips To Sell Your Home

If you are preparing to put your home up for sale, one of the things you absolutely need to do is to stage your home. Don’t think that a gorgeous floor plan and a desirable neighborhood are enough to sell your home. You need to stage your home as well. It doesn’t matter how amazing your home is, if someone walks through your house and it feels cluttered or cramped because of a lack of staging, they may walk right on out without even considering your house as a possible purchase

The following some  essential staging tips that will help you to sell your home:

Clean The House – Nothing is going to turn a potential buyer off than having to walk through a dirty house. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service to come do a deep clean of your home. You should pay careful attention to the kitchen and bathrooms, your home’s flooring (especially carpeting) and the windows. Clean windows will help make the view more appealing and will bring in more natural light as well.

Cleaned home

Invest In Affordable Upgrades – You don’t have to remodel entire rooms in order to stage your home, but you may want to consider some touch ups here and there. For example, upgrading your kitchen cabinet hardware can have a huge visual impact. You may also want to add new coats of paint to your walls, especially if you painted them in bolder colors. Neutral colors are more attractive to potential buyers.

Kitchen remodelling

Get Rid Of The Clutter – Don’t just shove everything into your closet — potential buyers are going to be looking through your storage spaces, and they won’t be impressed if it’s overflowing with junk. Clutter makes a home feel dirty and cramped, so if your home is feeling cluttered, consider packing some of your belongings up and storing it in a personal storage space for the time being. You may even want to consider removing some of your furniture in order to improve the flow of a room.

declutter home

Remove Personal Items – Go through your home and take down any family photographs or any drawings that your kids made. One of the reasons that you are staging your home is that you want potential buyers to be able to walk through the house and imagine it as being there’s. It’s why you don’t want your house to be empty, since this makes it difficult for potential buyers to envision how the space would look furnished. By leaving up personal items, you’re making it difficult for potential buyers to envision themselves living there since they will feel like they are walking through someone else’s home.

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Improve The Lighting – Replace all of your old light bulbs with new, LED light bulbs if possible. These provide higher quality light. If you don’t feel like you need to replace your bulbs, at least make sure that they are clean as dirty bulbs give off less light. When a potential buyer walks through your home, you’ll want to make sure it’s well lit. A dark, poorly lit home is going to feel smaller than it is as well as less cheerful. You may want to invest in a few extra light fixtures in order to add lighting to rooms that seem a bit dark. Even a table lamp can help brighten up a dark corner. Don’t forget to go through your home before a buyer shows up in order to open up all your blinds and curtains to let in as much natural light as possible.

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Professionals Help:-

Price is always going to be the factor in how fast your house sells. You have to strike a balance between your need to get the house sold in X amount of days vs. what you realistically expect to get out of it. Hire a good realtor to market the heck out of your home and help you set a correct price. Hire a Professional photographer. The largest disparity was seen among homes priced from $400,000 and $499,999, with those with DSLR photography selling 64% of the time, compared to 46% for homes with amateur photos.

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Reap Advantages Of Cash Home Buying Companies – RJ Palano

The peak home buying season is over, but you still want to sell your house before its get too late. Around the world there are many traditional estate agents who may help you in selling your house but they take a lot of time in completing the whole procedure. But if you are in a hurry to sell your house then you must take help of a local real estate investor as explained by RJ Palano.There are many companies like Cash Home Buyers Phoenix that provide quick sale facilities to the seller which is a perfect solution.

Even in a slow season there are various other steps you can take to sell your home quickly.

  • Enhance your home’s curb appeal. That could mean adding new sod, planting flowers, painting the front door or replacing the mailbox. Prospective buyers form an opinion the moment they spot the home.

Enhance home

  • Update the interior and exterior. New fixtures, fresh paint and updated landscaping are all fairly easy and affordable ways to give your home a makeover. “It’s got to look up to the current market conditions and what’s in style.Interior home
  • Clean and declutter. Remove knickknacks and excess furniture. The fewer things there are in the home, the larger it will look. You may want to hire a cleaning service to do a deep cleaning, including washing the windows.

declutter home

  • Fix anything that’s obviously broken. A cracked windowpane may not bother you, but it gives the impression that the homeowner is careless about maintenance.

Pricing It Right. Regardless of how well you renovate and stage your home, it is still important to price the home appropriately. However, it is important that the listing price is not out of line with other comparable homes in the market. Try to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and then determine what a fair price might be.

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“Haboob” First Dust Storm 2015, Hits Phoenix Area

The term “Haboob” (Arabic: هَبوب‎ habūb “blasting/drafting”),  is exclusively used by Sudanese people. Hobab is a Sudanese local dialect, other Arab countries use the word (Al Riah). Habob is a violent dust storm, can occur in central Sudan when the moist southwesterly flow first arrives (May through July). The moist, unstable air forms thunderstorms in the heat of the afternoon. The initial downflow of air from an approaching storm produces a huge yellow wall of sand and clay that can temporarily reduce visibility to zero. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world.

First Storm Phoenix

I remember how all the birds and little animals would flee that massive wall of dust and you could look almost straight up it as it overwhelmed your house. Daylight turned to sepialight and everything became a little ethereal. If you went outside during them, you’d need a mask and some form of eye protection. Definitely keep a dust mask and eye protection for walking. Make sure that sunglasses wrap all the way around, or pickup a pair of ski goggles if you need something to fit over glasses.

Breathing in the dust can lead to respiratory issues or Valley Fever. Best to take some precautions if you have a chance of being out in it.

The aftermath sucked, though. I hated cleaning the pool after one of those and if I didn’t put a bunch of shock in there right away, it would turn green overnight.

And god forbid you parked your car in the driveway that day.

 

 

 

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How to Sell Your House Fast: 20 Steps (with Pictures)

It’s a challenging market for home sellers right now. Buyers have a lot of options—and they don’t have to buy what you’re selling. Your house is likely just one located in a sea of for-sale signs, so you can’t be sloppy about putting it on the market.

Luckily, I’ve rounded up the ideas that will help you collect enough showings by prospective buyers for your home listed in the market.

Here are 20 thing you can do to help sell your house fast.

Good Price:-

Home price factor

#1.  Price is always going to be the #1 factor in how fast your house sells. You have to strike a balance between your need to get the house sold in X amount of days vs. what you realistically expect to get out of it.

Professionals Help:-

 

realtor help home selling fast

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#2. Hire a good realtor to market the heck out of your home and help you set a correct price.

#3. Hire a Professional photographer. The largest disparity was seen among homes priced from $400,000 and $499,999, with those with DSLR photography selling 64% of the time, compared to 46% for homes with amateur photos.

 

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#4.Get as much stuff out of your house as you can. Declutter, declutter, declutter. If this means renting a storage unit, so be it.

declutter your home to sell fast

     #5.  Paring down the amount of furniture in your rooms.

#6.Let the light in as much as you can to brighten up the space.

brighten home help it selling more quickly

#7.Clean out closets so that they look practically empty.

Clean out closets

#8. Regarding the dogs and cats, You need to deal with the animal smell. I know you don’t smell it. It’s there. Get a professionally cleaning company to come in a clean everything thoroughly. Since you are used to living with your pets, have a friend who you know will be honest to come into your home and say if there are lingering smells (there may be, there was for me, and I only have two dogs). I don’t smell the baby poop and cat box at my house either.

living with your pets

#9.Consider replacing carpets, if this is the case or get your carpets professionally cleaned.

professional carpet cleaning

#10.Consider painting rooms that need some freshening, or may be an odd color. The biggest thing is paint any rooms a very standard color if it isn’t already. Like a light tan or light gray something everyone can at least deal with.

renovate before selling home

#11. One of the easiest things to do is, get fresh, new, white, fluffy towels, new shower curtains and bath mats for your bathrooms.

Newly Shower Curtain

 

#12. Don’t use the towels and bath mats. Just trot them out every time your house is going to be shown.

do'nt use towel & Mat

#13. Have nothing out on bathroom or kitchen counters. Nothing! Clean out fridge completely. I’m sure I could think of more.

Clean Out the Freezer

#14. Take breakfast table out of the living room. It highlights the smallness of the space and the lack of a true breakfast area. Dining table with formal setting could be nice to help them see how it looks.

dinning table

#15. Get rid of the firepit completely if it takes up too much walking space.

firepit

#16. Drop a few drops of vanilla oil onto every door hing where it meets just before a showing. This will make the house smell great and every time a door is opened or closed it releases more smell.

#17. Make the house look like a show house you see on TV and you will be just fine as long as you listen to your agent on the price and 1are flexible with offers.

home look like

#18. If you have exterior landscaping, fresh black bark really improves that initial curb appeal, and it’s cheap.

traditional landscape

Be Wise Yourself:

#19. Don’t take the very first offer that comes to your door. I would say always counter offer even just a little unless they are giving you everything you want and paying 100% of everything without asking anything of you. Hardly ever happens though 🙂

 #20. Let your neighbors choose their neighbors. Invite them to your open house – turn it into a block party. Share link of your listing with them via social media.

My advice is hire an agent to market your home quick, negotiate a better offer for you, and just give it a better overall shot at being purchased. Plus a good agent will help you with staging.

source: https://firstyellow.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/quick-tips-help-selling-your-home-fast/

 

About author: Jeff Hylands is a real estate investor, have been buying homes or distressed properties cash around Phoenix, AZ for last 25 years. He resell  purchased homes after fixing up repairs and staging to prospective buyers. His website is open for homeowners looking to sell homes fast in Phoenix for cash.

 

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Buy House in Phoenix

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As you will see below, in Maricopa County 2655 home owners took their homes off the market in April 2014 because nobody wanted to buy there home. This statistic is near and dear to our us. Simply because “We Buy Homes”, “We Buy Scottsdale and Phoenix Homes Cash in 10 days”.

As always be sure to contact us if you have any questions about this report or about how the market is performing.  If you are asking yourself “how to sell my Scottsdale or Phoenix home” or “What is my Phoenix or Scottsdale home worth” or ” who buys Scottsdale or Phoenix homes fast with cash ” please call us at 602.696.4570″.

Expired & Cancelled Listing Analysis:

Sellers need to pay close attention to this number.  April saw another dramatic increase in the number of homes that DID NOT sell while they were on the market.  2,655 homes left the market without selling.  This is the highest number we have seen in one month since June of 2011.  The higher number of expired listings, the fewer sellers experienced success in selling their homes.  This number shows how many sellers “gave up” on offering their homes for sale to potential buyers.  Sellers should remain very focused on monitoring their local market to ensure that they are pricing homes competitively and offering terms that are appealing to buyers.

Buyers:

For buyers, be aware that there are 2,655 fewer homes available for consideration.  At a time when buyers are still actively looking for homes to purchase, this statistic reveals the number of sellers that have not had success in finding a buyer.  Continue to watch this trend, along with price, days on market, and list to sales price ratio as important indicators of what buyers need to do in order to be successful in closing on the home of their dreams. Read More

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April Market Report – Maricopa County

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Here are your real estate statistics for last month.  As always be sure to contact us. If you have any questions about this report or about how the market is performing.  If you are asking yourself “how to sell my Scottsdale or Phoenix home” or “What is my Phoenix or Scottsdale home worth” or ” who buys Scottsdale or Phoenix homes fast with cash ” please call us at 602.696.4570″.  This report includes MLS data for the past 36 months for Maricopa County only as provided by the FlexMLS system.  Please note that MLS search results fluctuate as data is added to the system and the figures below were obtained on 5/2/2014.

Closed Sales Report Analysis

Sellers:
The month of April saw a 14.8 percent increase in the number of closed sales compared to the prior month.  This is somewhat normal for this time of the year.  The statistics show that we had 6,849 residential homes sell in April in Maricopa County compared to 5,966 in the month of March.  Although this is good news, sellers need to continue to be diligent in pricing and staging their homes, as we are no longer in a seller’s market.  The traditional/balance market means a level playing field for both buyers AND sellers.

Buyers:
For buyers, this is great news.  It means that buyers are very busy taking advantage of this amazing market due to low interest rates, increased inventory, and more traditional sales from which to choose.  The traditional market that we are in now means that there is balance from both the buyer and seller side.For more information you can visit here

 

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Paradise Valley Housing Market Update

April saw 68 homes enter the market which is down from the prior month number of 80 bringing the total inventory of homes for sale to 430. Home sales (46) were up from the prior month (37).

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In the $1 – $2 million sector there are currently 155 homes on the market. Sales (17) were same as the prior month number of 17. Home sales over $2 million were up from 10 homes to 13 homes and inventory remained pretty much the same.The current average sale price is $340/foot and annual appreciation is 10.2 % this month versus the same month prior year.

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