How many times have you been on the computer looking at houses and you click on a listing that has checked off all your criteria boxes….you are super stoked, then you click on the pictures and BLAH!!!! You without hesitation move onto the next property and cross the one you just looked at off your list.
When advertising your property STAGING & PROFESSIONAL pictures are essential! When interviewing your potential Realtor you MUST ask them the question. Will you be hiring a professional photographer to take pictures of my home and will you give me suggestions on how to stage my home? Staging your home is as important as hiring the professional photographer…make sure your Realtor walks you through your home and take notes as to what they are telling you. Don’t get offended because he or she tells you to put something away or asks you to move a piece of furniture. Remember you are hiring this professional to help you sell your largest asset. You want to list it for top dollar and expect to get top dollar. In order to do this you need to put your feelings aside and do what they ask of you so that when that professional photographer comes to take photos of your house, it looks like a million bucks! If your home is vacant, it is worth getting a quote from a professional stager. I have seen vacant home sit for months on the market costing the home owner thousands of dollars. Once they are convinced to hire a staging company, it sells within 2 weeks.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, the way we live in our house is not the way we would present it when we list it. This is so true for us who have kids and pets and full time jobs.
Your Realtors job is to advertise your property to its fullest potential. Hire a Realtor who takes this seriously and who isn’t just about getting their sign up in your front yard. Ask the questions and make sure they are willing to spend the money and take the time to make sure your property isn’t the one that you will scratch off your list.
Reagan Yablonski is a licensed Realtor® with RE/MAX First in Calgary, Alberta. You can get more information about the services she offers by visitingwww.reaganyablonski.com, or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reaganyablonskirealty
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