Nowadays it has become a gold standard of sorts for top real estate professionals and brokerages to offer home improvements and staging as enticing perks to sell. The reason this has become so popular is because it has proven again and again to lead to less days on the market and higher selling price for clients. As a realtor representing clients in the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Venice markets here are few current Real Estate Trends and helpful hints that I wanted to share as a resource for clients and neighbors.
We are offering home improvements, staging, prep to garner the best possible price for your home prior to listing. Repairs and decluttering can make a world of difference to a potential buyer. What we want to do is elevate your home's value - If you don’t want to pay out of pocket you can put the cost into escrow and it will be paid when your home sells. Most real estate companies are offering this now, so don’t be fooled to think it is an exclusive service.
Upgrade your home with new paint, flooring, granite countertops. Fix mandatory repair items like roof leaks and mold abatement. All with no cash out of pocket.
Create an unforgettable first impression for prospective buyers. Elicit emotional responses that result in multiple offers. Sell your home for more money, faster.
Elicit prospective buyers' emotions with tasteful furnishings that convey an aspirational lifestyle.
According to NAR, professionally staged homes sell for 3% more than nonstaged homes, representing up to a 10X return on staging investment.
Professionally staged homes typically sell 76% faster than nonstaged homes. Reduce days on market.