Some Hudson Valley homes sit on the market for days, some for weeks, and some for a few months or even years in a not-so-good scenario. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re hoping that you’ll land a contract quickly because holding costs, maintenance, and taxes are adding up, especially in New York state.
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There is a way that you can make that happen so that your home moves off the market fast. It might surprise you to know that this strategy really doesn’t involve a total renovation, either.
You can sell your home fast by staging it. Some people aren’t aware of how their home appears to others because they have a sentimental value woven into the mix when they think about the value of their home. Staging helps you see through your prospect’s eyes.
There are people who are prepared to sell their home and it shows. These are people who have put the home’s best impression center stage. When prospective buyers walk into the house, they can imagine themselves living there.
Homeowners who don’t stage their homes often look at their house through their own eyes rather than the eyes of a buyer. They think that because they love the home, a buyer will, too – even with any quirky issues or crowded rooms.
They believe that others can look past the lived-in atmosphere to see the true gem underneath it all. It doesn’t work that way. If a buyer is turned off by what he or she sees when they walk into your house, they don’t look past that to see what the home could be like if they lived in it.
What they see is a homeowner who didn’t care enough to make the house as presentable as possible. When you stage a home, it makes it look inviting. Potential buyers walk into the house and they’re immediately comfortable.
The home looks like it would fit them rather than you. They look around the room that’s obviously been well prepared to show its best features and they don’t see your sofa in that space.
They picture theirs and how great it would look in the room when they invite guests over or host a family holiday. They feel like the home is one that’s been loved and taken care of – and this is what you want them to feel.
Buyers won’t balk at paying more to get your house if they feel like it’s been well taken care of, but if it looks too well worn, they might question its upkeep. When a buyer goes through a house that hasn’t been taken care of and isn’t presented nicely on the inside, they start deducting zeroes from your asking price.
Staging your home can help you enjoy faster-selling success because a home that’s been staged to look its best can come out on top among all the other homes that are listed in your area.
For truly best home staging services, it is essential to look for an expert home staging consultant who has experience in real estate sales, with an elevated sense of taste and a deep understanding of the real estate market and how a house can sell for top dollar. Alexander Maxwell Realty agents are the best real estate team in the Hudson Valley and have years of experience in real estate sales and interior design and know exactly how to approach the staging process. Our team will guide you and provide professional advice on how to stage your home based on the custom marketing strategy that we will create specifically for you and your home.
Hudson Valley is one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country and buying or selling a home here could be the biggest and most complex financial transaction you will make in your life. As Your Realtors® and trusted real estate professionals we will be your strong advocates who will help you to navigate the process and provide the emotional support that you need throughout the journey of finding and acquiring a home or selling it for a top dollar. We are not just experts in the local Hudson Valley real estate market, but also experienced real estate investors with a strategic global marketing approach and technological advantage, and we are ready to guide you through all the practical details and potential obstacles that may occur during the purchase process. So don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Jessica Hill, or any other AlmaxRealty agents at almaxrealty.com.