One of the keys to selling your home quickly and at or above asking price, involves good staging. Many seniors who are transitioning to a smaller house, retirement community, or assisted living not only have the challenge of downsizing, but the added pressure of selling their home.
At Harmony Relocation Services, we help seniors sort, declutter, and downsize as they move to a new home. As part of that process, we have learned the benefit of having a well-staged home ready to put on the market at the right time, and as a result, decided to take our services to the next level.
We are proud to announce that Nicky Corder, co-founder of Harmony Relocation Services, has recently completed her staging certification through the Home Staging Resource Certification Program. While packing up personal items, we also stage the rooms as we go, and have learned that choosing select furnishings and accessories provides each room with an updated and inviting look. Our staging services help the realtor get the residence on the market quicker.
The majority of today’s home buyers are relying on internet searches and photos to begin their decision-making process, which makes photos of a home’s interior a key factor in the selling process. When prospective buyers see photos of cluttered or crowded rooms, they will move away from your listing and on to the next one.
Staging a home to look clean, light, and spacious translates directly to appealing photographs and a listing that gets attention, and ultimately, showings with a purchase offer. Careful furniture placement and tasteful accessorizing gets much more attention than a cluttered home or one that is empty.
The National Association of Realtors statistics show that a decluttered, staged home can sell in four weeks or less and at asking price or above. Homes that are not staged stay on the market longer, and often sell at an average of 6.4% under the original asking price.
The current home-buying climate is hot. Showcasing your home in the best light possible means money in your pocket and an easier home selling process. Staging is important for highlighting the home’s features in a de-personalized way, making it appealing to a broader audience. We are happy to be a better resource for our realtor clients as well as providing value to the senior mover.
If you’re ready to see how Harmony Senior Relocation Services can help you make the move, visit us today at www.harmonymoves.com.