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Featured Properties

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Home Valuation

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5 Golf Home Staging Tips

Golf home staging helps to sell a property for more money and in a shorter time. In fact, it's time and effort that's spent worthwhile because it does so much to make a home appealing to potential buyers. Staging is a great way to make a home stand out from its competition. After all, there will be comparable properties in the top golf course communities in the area. Your house needs to be on buyers' must-see lists and the right staging will accomplish that goal.

Why Home Staging is Important

Everyone knows the majority (about 90 percent) of house hunts begins online. That means having to make a positive, actionable impression right away. Part of this can be done by including the amenities and best features of your golf home community. But more powerful are great listing pictures. To get the best, it's critical to stage your house first. But why stage your home? After all, it looks just fine. Well, staged properties, on average, sell in only 23 days, about 87 percent faster than non-staged properties.

Appearance is everything when selling a home. That's where home staging comes in. And we all want to make our houses look like they are “Designed to Sell”-worthy. But hiring a professional stager to prepare the home for prospective buyers can cost anywhere from $50 to $150 per hour, according to Jessica Page, a Realtor with Innovative Real Estate near Denver. Fortunately, homeowners can take matters into their own hands, many times for less than the $2,000 budget of the HGTV show. --Bankrate.com

Additionally, 81 percent of homebuyers state it's easier to visualize the property as a future home when it's staged. Staging also makes 46 percent of buyer more willing to see a house in-person after being viewed online. And, 45 percent of homebuyers say staging positively impacts the value of a home decorated to their general tastes. Moreover, investing 1 percent to 3 percent of your house's value in staging can make 8 percent to 10 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors.

5 Golf Home Staging Tips

These statistics show the power of home staging. It's simply one of the easiest ways to make your property showable. It also solves two big problems home sellers often face: buyers' first impressions and limited buyer imagination. It takes just 7 to 10 seconds for a buyer to form an impression about a home. Since 9 out of 10 buyers see a home online first, if it's staged, it will make a positive impression. And because only 1 in 10 buyers are able to imagine a home in another way than presented, staging helps them to see it as their home. To take advantage of these many benefits, here are some golf home staging tips you can use to sell your house quicker and for a larger return-on-investment:

  1. Make the golf course the focus. There's a reason you choose to live in your particular golf community and it's the same reason a buyer would also. The golf course is one of the biggest selling features, so be sure to make it the focus so it's readily visible when buyers come touring. It's should also be a powerful part of your listing description.
  2. Highlight the house's best features. Your home must also boast its own features. For instance, this could be a newly remodeled kitchen, an outdoor living space, or other features which really attract buyers. Speak with your listing agent to learn which features in your home are most appealing to buyers.
  3. Arrange furniture to maximize flow. Instead of pushing furniture against the walls, float in instead. This means grouping the furniture, leaving space around groups to enhance traffic flow and to maximize visual appeal. This will create a more open look and feel, something buyers will certainly notice.
  4. Declutter, depersonalize, and disinfect. When you decide to sell your house, you'll need to declutter every room and storage space, depersonalize the entire house, and deep clean and disinfect every surface. It's completely necessary because it creates more visual space, shows buyers how much storage the house actually has, and makes it pleasant to walk through.
  5. Give each room a specific purpose. There are two big objects buyers have about rooms: they are used for a purpose other than originally intended (a makeshift home gym rather than a bedroom) and a stuffed junk room. Give each room a purpose that fits with its layout and don't make the mistake of distracting buyers with a room full of junk.

Oh, don't forget about the curb appeal. While your golf community might offer a lot of beauty, your property should be a complement. With some colorful flowering plants, mulch, and a well manicured lawn, it will be more appealing. If you are considering selling your golf home, contact me for more advice about how to stage it so it spends fewer days on the market and you get the biggest return on your investment.

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