Category Archives: Staging

3 Benefits of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

As the holidays are quickly approaching, many people are busy decorating their homes, lighting the tree, and marking their calendars to visit friends and family.

With all the busyness of the season, you might be wondering if now you should even attempt to sell your home. Any potential home buyers are also busy attending get-togethers or traveling out of town, right?

After all, that is how it has been in the past.

Yes, You Can Sell Your Home During the Holidays

The reality is that home buyers today are always looking at properties, including during the holidays.

Smartphones and other mobile devices have made it easier and quicker to search for homes on the go, and home buyers can search anywhere — including at a holiday party. So in light of this modern development, here are three main benefits of selling your home during the holidays.

3. You Have Less Competition

Many home sellers believe that the holidays are not the best time to sell, so they would rather wait until spring when the weather is nicer for home viewings.

This means that there is less competition for sellers who do list their home, so you don’t have to compete with other sellers for a buyer’s attention.

Buyers also have fewer properties to choose from, so you’re less likely to receive multiple offers on your home. For buyers who do find their dream home — your home — they may end up purchasing your property at or above market value.

2. Buyers are Serious

Unlike springtime, when many home sellers decide to put their property on the market, the weather is not as pleasant during the winter holiday season.

That means that potential buyers who are not serious about buying a home will opt for the comforts of their own home over viewing properties in cooler weather. They may also opt to attend a holiday party rather than view a home for sale.

Home buyers who are actively searching and viewing properties are generally more motivated, and may even want to buy their new home before Christmas or the new year rolls around. If a buyer for your home wants to get moving quickly, this can often translate into a quicker home sale.

christmas wreath in a frame on a red wall1. You Can Really Appeal to a Buyers’ Emotions

One of the most important tips about staging your home is that you need to appeal to the buyer’s emotions, and what better time to do that than during the holidays?

Selling your home means that you can leave the heat on, have cookies baking in the oven, and leave your holiday decorations up.

The holidays bring joy and warm feelings, and this seasonal atmosphere is perfect for setting the stage for your property with minimal work on your part.

We Can Help You Sell Your Home

Bottom line, selling your home during the holidays gives you the perfect opportunity to sell your home quickly and for more money. And we can help you make sure that your home sale goes smoothly, even during your busy holiday season. From offering you a free home evaluation to advising you on further home staging tips, we have all the resources you need to make sure you home sells for more money in less time. Contact us and we can talk about a strategy to sell your property during the holidays.

Home Staging Tips

In a report released by the National Association of Realtors, the 2015 Profile of Home Staging, the Association revealed some important information regarding staging a home, including the most important rooms for you to stage when selling your home. As the spring real estate market heats up, we thought it’d be helpful to share some interesting and useful tips regarding home staging. 36 Cannon Street Charleston SC-small-006-DSC04851-666x444-72dpi

According to the report, for 81% of buyers it is easier to visualize the property as a future home for them when the home is properly staged. Furthermore, almost half of  buyers are more willing to walk through a home they viewed online. Getting a buyer off the internet and actually into the home is a big hurdle and staging a home clearly shows that it can help get the buyer in your door.  And some buyers are more willing to overlook other property faults when a seller has taken the time to have the home staged. Continue reading

10 Winter Home Improvements That Are Worth The Investment

We hope everyone had a happy holiday and are looking forward to a happy and healthy new year!

Temperatures are starting to dip as we move into the New Year. So today, we wanted to share with you some relatively easy home improvements that you can make that will save you money during the winter months.

Home Tips for Saving Yourself Money This Winter

Here are 10 home improvements that you can make this winter that will save you both money and energy:

Caulk around windows and doors, making sure that all cracks and holes are sealed. This will keep the cold air out of your house, which will keep your heater from working overtime. If necessary, you might also consider adding or replacing weather stripping.

Add area rugs to your tile and wood floors. This creates an extra layer of insulation in your home and also makes it easier to walk around your home in bare feet during the winter time.

Install glass doors that close off your fireplace. This will not only keep cold air from coming down and through your house but it will also prevent warm air from escaping through the chimney. Also, if you use your fireplace, make sure to close the flue when you’re finished. Continue reading

Home Improvements That Pay Off

Home RemodelingNot all home remodeling projects are created equal – especially when you’re trying to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to sell your property.

So before you spend thousands of dollars on that home remodeling project you’ve been dreaming about, make sure that you’re armed with the facts first.

Today, we’re going to tell you which of the most common home renovation projects are worth the investment, and which ones you’re better off doing without. The answers may surprise you. Continue reading

Condition of Your Mount Pleasant Home – Critical to a Successful Sale!!

Price and Condition – Two Most Important Factors in Selling Your Mount Pleasant Home…

There are so many factors that come into play when selling your Mount Pleasant home, but the two most important elements in any home sale are PRICE and CONDITION.  Pricing your home correctly is critical to getting your home sold in a reasonable time frame (60-90 days).  A bad pricing strategy at the beginning can have a devastating impact on how much you ultimately receive for the home.  I will focus on pricing strategies in an upcoming post.  But today, I want to address CONDITION…. Continue reading

10 Ways to Enhance the Curb Appeal of Your Mt. Pleasant Home

With all of the choices that buyers have in today’s Mt. Pleasant real estate market, it is imperative for sellers to create a good first impression by having the exterior of the home in impeccable condition.  Over the years, I have seen buyers refuse to follow through with an appointment to see a home after they drove up and saw the poor condition of the exterior. This is not a good recipe for success in any market, particularly this one!

Below are 10 tips that can help Mt. Pleasant sellers boost the curb appeal of their home:

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