Many home sellers get discouraged just thinking about putting their home on the market. Moving requires a lot of time. Not only do they have to keep up with daily life - work, grocery shop, organize the kids, etc - but they still have to pack, declutter, schedule time to vacate for showings, and prepare the new home! Overwhelmed before beginning, they tackle what they can and take the best offer they can get. What they don’t realize is with a team like ours and the concierge service we provide, they can get top dollar without lifting a finger. All the gears are in place to improve, repair and stage your home, offering a turn-key product the high-end market demands.
Homesellers are sitting on potential thousands by not making small repairs and opting for a lower resale value. A lot of times it is the Realtor who hasn’t stepped up to the plate. We are professionals and as such, should advise our clients— the non-experts— on what their options are. Something as simple as painting your front door could bring more people into your home with more offers.
The better your house looks the faster it will sell and that’s what concierge real estate means to us. With free consultations and free staging services for our listings, we go the extra mile. We pride ourselves in the many connections we have made with quality contractors, repairmen, plumbers, electricians, and stagers. All of our people are well trusted, have fair pricing, and we've used them personally. Many agents would not take on this ‘liability,’ but we see it as our responsibility.
Not only will taking the time to get your home ready for the market get you top dollar and your home sold quickly - it helps the neighborhood as well! If a house stays on the market too long or sells undervalue because of a repair that could have been made - it lowers your neighbor's home values as well.
Our most recent listing on Comanche Drive only took about 5 weeks to get market ready and features a new roof, new windows, new appliances, updated kitchen and bathrooms and will now sell quickly and for top dollar in the prestigious Stratford Hills neighborhood and it’s worth every penny!
Staging a Home:
- According to the National Association of Realtors, “81% of homebuyers find it easier to visualize a staged property as their future home.
- Keeps home values up in your neighborhood! The longer a listing sits on the market, the lower your home value gets and your neighbors’, too.
- Can get you a better asking price than a home that is not staged according to the National Association of Realtors.
- Sets you apart from neighborhood competitors.
- A staged home is easier to market and therefore will be seen by more potential buyers.
Don’t underestimate the true value of your home. Small repairs can have big returns when it comes to getting your house sold. By overseeing repairs and updates, we make the process as easy as possible while you continue through your daily life. Make your transition a happy one by having an expert in your corner!
WandaFears, Realtor ABR CRS GRI WCR
Richmond, Va. Long and Foster Realtors