Frequently Asked Questions About Home Market Readiness

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Market Readiness

When it comes to selling your home you need to make sure it shows well even before the sign goes up. Many sellers are familiar with the concept of staging, but are not quite sure how it works. Here are some common questions that I have been asked.   

When should I stage my home? First impressions are very important so make sure all of your improvements are done before the home is up and running on the MLS. Most to today's buyers start their search on the internet, so your home needs to have a distinct winning appeal to attract potential buyers to come view your home in person. Don't miss any opportunities to appeal to buyers. 

How long does staging take? It could take as little as just a couple of days to a week or more depending on the level of improvements required. Completing the staging items recommended by your RE/MAX agent will allow for your home to sell quickly and for the best price. 

How much does staging cost? The cost of staging is different for every home, depending on what is required to help you get your home market ready. We can help you decide what areas will get you the best return on your improvement budget.  

Does staging guarantee that my home will sell? Staging creates an exceptional opportunity to sell your home, but does not come with any guarantees. Once your home is listed, it becomes a product on the market. On average a well-staged home sells better than one that is needing upgrades and improvements. Making sure your home appeals to potential buyers will go a long way in getting your home sold.  

What are my top 3 priorities? Focus on completing all repairs. De-cluttering, de-personalizing, and furniture placement goes a long way and will allow buyers to envision themselves living in your home. Painting walls neutral colors will allow buyers to move in without needing to decide what color scheme they want to use for their new home. Neutral doesn't have to be boring. Mix it up with texture, layering, lighting, and nice accessories such as pillows.   

Utilizing all these tips will bring you closer to selling your home quickly and for top dollar. For more information about listing your home call the Schnepp Home Selling Team today, 765-778-3573. Visit for your free valuation.     

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Dated: January 27th 2014
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