Dallas Realtor Debbie Murray recommends staging your home prior to listing it on the real estate market. Statistics show that “88% of staged houses sell at or above list price, and SELL on average in 10.3 days versus 84.6 for non-staged houses” ( per StagedHomes.com).
Home staging includes many activities such as yard cleanup and upgraded landscaping, home repairs inside and out, neutralizing color, decluttering, de-personalizing belongings, and furniture placement. “I have seen first hand home staging make a dramatic difference prior to listing”, says Debbie. “Once I sold an expired listing that had not been staged, and I noticed that the den furniture was misplaced in the original listing. It disrupted the flow into the master bedroom, and the den area furniture placement did not make sense. We moved the furniture around and created the flow in the space, and the home sold. Another time I recommended a luxury high rise condo owner stage their condo by renting furniture. The seller did, and the condo sold in four months, and this particular condo unit was competing with new construction condo units in the building”.
Debbie is an Accredited Staging Professional, and she has connections with home staging professionals who are ready to serve you. Staging takes time as it may involve painting, costly repairs, and moving furnishings into your home. Now is a great time to get your home ready for the spring real estate market so that professional photos may be taken, and your home is first on the market. If you don’t plan to sell your home, Debbie has resources for award-winning interior decorators as well.
Contact Debbie today at 214-558-1004 for more information on getting your Dallas luxury home sold. These before and after photos depict the striking difference that home staging made in this non-updated Preston Hollow home which sold for a great price.