Shopping Online

January 2014.

95% of home buyers are introduced to a property online!

Imagine, potential buyers are looking at your property online BEFORE they even consider an actual showing. Wow, you can certainly see why your MLS photos are so important! No matter how good the quality of your photos, if what potential buyers are seeing is cluttered rooms, unusual paint colours, inappropriate art or just poor layout, they are not going to be making arrangements to visit your property.

Today’s buyer knows what they want; bright, spacious rooms and move-in ready, so I recommend you do whatever needs to be done to bring your property up to that basic standard. Although kitchen and bathroom renovations can certainly provide a great return on investment, deep cleaning, painting, up-dated lighting, decluttering, and depersonalizing can give you a huge return on investment.

Seeking the help of a professional home stager can help you decide which items need up-dating, what paint colours are best for selling, how many books to have in the bookcase, what to do with all the excess stuff you’ve collected over the years and help you develop a plan which keeps your goals and budget in mind.

Most professional stagers offer a written consultation option which is a great investment whether you are an avid DIYer or want someone else to do the work for you. A professional staging consultation gives you a road-map of what to do and can save you thousands of dollars in costly mistakes and carrying costs. Your stager works closely with you and your realtor to make sure that your property makes the best first impression possible.

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