Staging Your Home
The Whit Harvey group knows that staged homes look better, sell faster and demand a higher asking price than those that are not. From the front curb to the furthest corner of the basement, getting a home market-ready is their first priority with every new listing.
90% of home-buyers begin their search online. As a result of the online search, 76% of them drive by and 62% walk through. This means that curb appeal is a MUST. First impressions might be the only impression you get if your home does not have a welcoming entrance.
Staging a home is not just about making it look good; it is about making it easy to sell by eliminating potential problems. The owner must immediately address anything that might come up in a home inspection. Water in the basement, peeling paint, cracked sidewalks; gutter repair and structural issues should all be fixed before the home goes on the market.
Of course, homeowners can do staging themselves. They can start de-cluttering immediately. Rent a storage unit and put extra furniture in it to open up rooms and make them look more spacious. Then, start to pack. The client is moving anyway, so why not start the process now?
The advantage of using the Whit Harvey team is their experience and their willingness to take on the responsibility of staging from beginning to end. The take the burden off the homeowner by:
- bringing an objective view to the home
- making a list of suggested improvements
- setting realistic expectations that the owner is comfortable with
- working with a professional stager
- having access to a huge network of people to help – organizers, packers, painters, electricians, landscapers and handyman services
- overseeing all improvements
The Whit Harvey Group will submit a prioritized list of suggested improvements, and the owner simply needs to decide what they want to do and how much they can spend, and they will take care of it. The owner never has to work directly with any of the contractors, they handle it all.
“There is nothing worse than having a contract withdrawn because the inspector found something that should have caught before listing a home. We make sure that doesn’t happen to our sellers.” – Whit Harvey