Is your home listed, but not selling? Of course you need the right price, but perhaps you also need to consider what else might accelerate the sale?
In today’s tough real-estate environment, sellers are looking for any advantage to sell their homes faster and for the highest possible price. With so many homes on the market, what causes a buyer to choose a particular home? What can be done to make a lasting impression? The answer is home staging! Studies have shown that on average, staged homes command a higher price and spend less time on the market. Home staging helps create an emotional bond with prospective buyers by appealing to the way they would like to live. A staged home feels warm and inviting and is more likely to leave a lasting impression. With vacant homes, staging brings added color and depth to the rooms with the addition of furniture and decor. The furnishings help define the rooms and allow potential buyers to see how the space can be used. In owner occupied homes, staging helps reduce personal items and clutter that may be distracting for potential buyers. Staging also maximizes furniture placement and lighting to best display the features of the home.
The White Orchid is a leading home staging company serving homeowners throughout Colorado, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Lauren Matthews, our friend and one time Frisco resident, founded the company with the aspiration to build a leading home staging and interior design firm. Her eye for style and unique ability to create an inviting interior atmosphere has resulted in highest accolades, including “Best Overall” in the Denver Parade of Homes. The White Orchid, www.home-staging-colorado.com, offers a variety of services including luxury home staging, vacant home staging, and occupied home staging. They truly go above and beyond, making every staged property feel warm and complete, creating an inviting interior atmosphere for prospective buyers. The goal is to provide an appealing and cost effective marketing tool to help sell homes as quickly as possible and for the highest possible price. Lauren and her partners have furnished and staged homes of all shapes, sizes, and interior styles, including an array of luxury homes in premier mountain, resort, and second home communities. Properties furnished by White Orchid Interiors have often been featured in the news media and on the cover of premier magazines.
White Orchid Staging Tip: See through the “eyes” of the camera! Take photos of the rooms in your home to see how prospective buyers see your home online. There can be a big difference between how a room feels in person and how it looks in a photograph. Many times a buyer will decide whether or not to tour a home based on the photos online. Examine the photos and notice what catches your eye. Do you notice features of the home or is your eye drawn to personal items and clutter? Simplify your personal items or rearrange furniture to make sure your photos reflect the highlights of your home. Get professional advice for assured success, and sell your home!
Paula B. Parkers is a broker at RE/MAX Properties of the Summit in Frisco, Colorado. She is a longtime local with extensive area knowledge and deep ties to the community. Paula always provides her real estate clients with award winning service. Find Paula online at summitcomountainhomes.com or on Google, Twitter or Facebook.