Saturday, July 21, 2012

Home Seller Tips

Home Staging Savings Calculator

What is the cost of not staging? Now it’s easy to calculate.

Here’s all you need to do…

1. Click this button.

2. Enter your current mortgage amount.

3. Enter all of your current monthly carrying costs (i.e.: taxes, insurance, utilities, HOA dues).

4. Enter the months on market when unstaged – This is the average number of months homes stay on the market in your area (check with your agent to learn that number).

5. Enter the reduction in months when staged – Based on RESA’s most recent study, staged homes sell 73% faster than unstaged. Therefore, multiply the number entered in step 4 by .73 and place that value here.

6. Enter the total staging fees (accessories, rental furniture, stager fee).

7. Click Calculate.

The Results:

Cost to List Unstaged:

This is the amount of money you will be spending – on average – if you do not stage.

Savings When Staged First:

According to the RESA study, if you stage your home before putting it on the market, it is likely to sell 73% faster. Staging first could equate to this amount in savings.

After learning which home repairs pay, reviewing RESA’s Consumer’s Guide to Real Estate Staging, and using the Home Staging Savings Calculator, it’s easy to conclude that it always pays to stage.  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Home Seller Tips

Consumer Guide to Home Staging

1. How home staging works

2. Staging benefits for sellers

3. Staging benefits for buyers

4. How home staging shortens the time your home spends on the market

5. How home staging increases your home’s resale value

6. Quick and easy tips to get your home ready for the market

7. Hiring a professional stager vs. doing it yourself

8. Key things to consider when hiring a professional stager

9. What to expect when working with a professional home stager

10. Helpful hints for showing your home

And much more…

Consumer Guide to Real Estate Staging from RESA

> Read and download the full report here.  

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Home Seller Tips

HomeGain Releases 2012 National Home Improvement Survey Results

Home Staging Remains in the Top 5 of Recommended DIY Home Improvement Projects

 From their blog……has released the results of its nationwide home improvement and home staging survey.

Past findings from the survey have been a guide for thousands of home sellers in preparing their homes for sale.

HomeGain recently surveyed nearly 500 real estate agents nationwide to determine the top 10 low-cost, do-it-yourself home improvements for people getting their home ready to sell.

The top five nationwide home improvements that real estate professionals recommend to home sellers, based on average cost and return on investment (ROI) to sellers, are:

1. Clean & declutter

2. Lighten & brighten

3. Repair electrical & plumbing

4. Landscaping

5. Staging

> To learn more, read the rest of this post at HomeGain’s blog.