How to Sell for More Than You Thought Possible
When it comes to putting your home on the market, there is no doubt you want to sell for more than you thought possible. After all, this is a home you’ve cherished and loved, and you want to ensure it gets every penny it is worth.
The reality is, while this is possible, most likely your home will need some, or a lot of, updates to make sure it appeals to a majority of house hunters. To do so, you have to think beyond the grey paint. These days, taking a roller to the walls and covering it in the “Chip & Jo” traditional grey just isn’t going to cut it.
So how do you maximize your sale price while getting a great ROI? Well, there are a few options. At our DWR happy hour event on July 25th, we learned from experts in the field on the steps necessary to do so. In short, you have two options. First is a renovation, and the other is expert staging (we’re talking more than fancy pillows here). Take a look below to learn more.
Renovations: Designs that work and getting the money to do it
One of the guest speakers at the happy hour was Grey May with Agents’ Capital. What Agents’ Capital does, is provides loans for easy house flips. He works with contractors and realtors to ensure the realtor and owners are getting the absolute most out of their home.
Renovations are expensive, but usually, they are imperative to sell a home for top-dollar. Agents Capital offers loans to contractors who then work with homeowners to finish the home. Once the home is finished and ready for market, the realtor sets the price, and the house sells. Quickly.
The first step for May is to visit the home and provide an evaluation of the home. Next, he will discuss the projected renovation costs and work with the owner to get the correct loan amount necessary secured.
“Our fund was started by a team of seasoned real estate investors at the time when foreclosures, short sales, and house flipping were booming,” said May. “After inventory started to decline and there were fewer flipping opportunities, Agents’ Capital was created as an effort to get the momentum going again.”
The proof is in the pudding here, as you can see from the Agents’ Capital website the case studies prove this is an incredible investment to ensure you’re getting the most out of your house’s potential.
Take a look at the Agents’ Capital website to learn more
Get in touch with Grey May with Agents’ Captial to obtain a quote for your property.
Staged Today, Sold Tomorrow
When you think of staging, your mind probably goes straight to fluffy pillows, nice paintings on the walls and some fancy china on the dining table. However, in this market homebuyers demand more than that. They want fresh paint and unique light fixtures.
That’s where Staged Today, Sold Tomorrow comes into play. Lisa Vasey is the owner of the company that goes completely above and beyond your normal scope of staging.
They work with the seller to create cost-effective strategies to increase their home’s value. She and her team have helped spruce up homes in prices ranges from the $200,000’s up to $17,000,000.
She works with homes that are both occupied and vacant and will work with any budget. No matter the situation, her end-goal is to achieve the desired look and feel that appeals to a majority of people.
Here’s an example of how it works for vacant properties
- Pre Staging: Before preparing a proposal, the team visits the house to photograph, space plan, measure and diagram each room to develop a staging design plan.
- Design: Once approval is obtained, a design is created that is tailored to each unique house. This is based on the architectural features, buyer demographics, and price point. Furniture, art, and accessories are selected to enhance and showcase the property to its fullest potential.
- Staging: Their crew completes the transformation and the inventory is delivered.
- De-staging: Once an offer has been accepted, and the contingencies have been removed, they ensure a smooth pick up and load-out of the furnishings prior to closing.
Staged Today, Sold Tomorrow!, has an abundance of incredible before and after images on their website to scroll through so you can see just how amazing her work is.
Get in touch with Lisa Vasey and the Staged Today, Sold Tomorrow! team to obtain a quote for your property.