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If it is on HGTV, it must be true!

April 25, 2008

 HGTV is THE source for all things home related

Well, maybe. They certainly have gone a long way towards helping home owners understand that they must prepare their home for sale.
Along those lines, HGTV has just published it list of top 25 Biggest Mistakes in Real Estate.
Here’s the number one thing to avoid…
1. Failing to Showcase Your Home and Make Small Cosmetic Changes

When you are selling your house, you have to really look at it objectively and think about it from the viewpoint of the house hunter. Make minor enhancements to the house and maybe hire a professional stager to come and arrange your furniture. Staging is about decorating your house for the buyers’ taste, not yours. A great place to start is with the front of the home and the main entryway. Home staging is designed to increase the potential selling price and reduce the amount of time the house stays on the market.

I could not have said it better myself…out of all the things home owners should avoid, not staging their home for sale is Number 1.

Take away…

Whether your clients use a professional or not, please share this information with them! A properly prepared home will dramatically increase the changes of a fast sale.
All the best.