Stage Your Manhattan Beach Home to Sell for a Higher Price

Staged Manhattan Beach Homes Sell for Higher Prices

Realtors won't always share this with you but basically when you decide to list, you have control over some things and not over others. Whether interest rates go up or down and the general state of the economy is out of your control. Buyer's or Seller's market? Out of your control. Competition, likewise. Time of the year, maybe we're getting warmer. So here's what you can control: Price and Presentation.

If you've been following my blogs, you should know that in most instances, I recommend pricing properties just at or slightly below the market in order to get multiple offers quickly. But that's not what this post is about. What I want to discuss is presentation. And for the sake of discussion let's assume that you have hired a local Manhattan Beach Realtor who will spend the money on professional hi resolution photos, videos and 3 D home tours.

That leaves us with how does your home look when someone initially walks in and there's no doubt about it: professionally staged homes sell for higher prices and usually faster as well.

Here's why.
  • Your listing must look inviting and be presented in the best possible manner. Many buyers have toured new construction homes that have been staged, well maybe not in Manhattan Beach, but other areas and associate staged with new. And we all know everyone would prefer new.
  • Staging, when properly done, evokes an emotional response. Your stuff, or mine for that matter may also get an emotional response but maybe not the one we want!
  • The home will photograph better as well as appear more inviting in videos, 3D Tours, and other promotional material. 
  • Staged homes appeal to the widest range of buyers.

Think about it. Have you ever purchased new clothes for a job interview, first date, or other important event? Had you hair cut? Gone on a diet? Sure you have. And you did that because you had one chance to make a first impression. Same with your house.

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