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It’s no surprise that at least 90% of all home sellers and buyers research properties online prior to calling a local top real estate agent. While it brings transparency in pricing, provides real estate statistics and a ton of ideas, it can be information overload. One frequent question I get is, “will staging really make a difference?" The answer is that an "in home" evaluation early on is the best way to answer that before spending any time or money. Many times it's not really staging, rather it might just be the right color of paint which provide for that particular home. (there are more than 50 shades of gray out there!) Thanks to HGTV I think home buyers expect "great" and home sellers feel the pressure to one up their competition. With sound advice and just saying "no" to that channel for a while, I love making this stage of the home selling and buying process the easiest it can be.
To sell homes, my international marketing plan is really about my dollars spent coupled with the right technology. Twenty years ago buyers had to visit homes in person and an over priced listing might have been the only thing that kept them from seeing it. Today house hunters narrow their search online and typically visit fewer homes potentially missing what they might actually like with a visit.
My job then in representing sellers is initially one of an “advisor” for home preparation, to a “curator” of carefully selected information and photography to increase showings and once an offer comes in, a “negotiator” and finally a “project manager” to a successful closing. In representing buyers it’s knowledge of the local market encouraging my clients to see a home they may not have considered. These activities, "left brained" and "right brained" are where I offer something truly unique where I say “design meets real estate”.