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“My home has been on the market for months. Now what?!”

June 19, 2009

Living Room Before Home Staging

Living Room Before Home Staging

Before we answer this question, we need to address a few more scenarios about why your home hasn’t sold.

The first and foremost being: Are you listed with a Real Estate Agent?  Or are you trying to go it FSBO (For Sale By Owner)? If the later is your situation, you really need to suck it up and start interviewing Professional Realtors in your area (not your cousin’s-best friend’s-sister who is a Realtor located 45 miles away) The money you were trying to save by not paying the commission has already been lost in delaying the sale of your home and carrying costs. Bite the bullet! List with a Professional Realtor who knows your area, neighborhood, your target demographics and can market your home far better than you can and are.

The second part of this goes hand-in-hand with the first: Your asking price. Communicate with your Realtor, this is WHAT THEY DO. A Realtor will either a) Give you a reality check and adjust your price accordingly, or b) be able to market the home to the right demographics.

Living Room After Platinum Home Staging

Living Room After Platinum Home Staging

Lastly, take a HARD look at your home and ask yourself, “What can I do to make it better?” If you answered your own question with, “…nothing, my home is beautiful…”    Then it’s time to call in the additional services of a Professional Home Stager.

In today’s market, your home needs to be the the utmost, BEST condition, as it is likely to be competing with hundreds of other homes for the same price!
“Location, Location, Location” is not the selling mantra in today’s market. “Location, Price, Condition” is what is going to sell your home. Obviously, if your home has been on the market for months, it needs something you’re not willing, ready or able to do. For very little investment, most Professional Home Stagers offer a consultation service.
From curb appeal, de-cluttering to paint colors, flooring or misc. upgrades and repairs: a paid Consultation will give you the road map to ensure your home will show at its very best every day. If the 7-10 page typed report seems a bit over-whelming, ask the Stager to give you a bid to have them perform part or all of the suggested items. It’s a great place to start, and you have nothing to lose….except maybe another month of carrying costs.
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. has been recognized and grown into a tremendous success built on customer service, integrity and best of all, customer referrals. Specializing in Home Staging, Interior Decorating and Model Home Interiors; a home’s first impression is the most important one. Your home should be inviting and memorable; to stand out among the hundreds of homes that Buyer’s may be looking at.  Selling a home, is in fact, selling a product. Market the product, “package” it to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible.  After all, …How you live in your home, and how you sell your home, are two completely different things.
Call us today at (805) 553-9952
Serving the greater Los Angeles & Ventura County areas.
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