Attract Traffic • Attract Buyers • Attract Sales
That doesn’t happen by simply pulling out the vacuum, snapping some photos and throwing a property on MLS.
Creating home for buyers is a process.
Home Improvement • Home Staging • Small Details
Only a few of the necessities involved in preparing your home for the market. I’m strict and picky; but it pays off.
What's Involved In Pre-List Home Improvements?
New light fixtures, new kitchen hardware, fresh neutral paint – the list goes on. Every property has different requirements to make it ‘list ready.’ I always conduct a pre-list inspection and walk through after which I provide a home improvement suggestion list.
It’s ultimately up to you what you want to complete on the list. The more you’re able to do, the better the property will present both online and for in person showings.
With a background in the construction industry and a family HVAC business, I’m well connected in home improvement and repair specialists if you’re in need of recommendations!
Does Home Staging Really Make A Difference?
How your property looks online is half the battle. Very few buyers look in newspapers or leave the search entirely up to their agents anymore. Buyers spend A LOT of time looking up properties online. Whether or not your space catches their eye makes a world of difference.
The other half of the battle is how it makes them feel once they come to see it. Sure, online staging is an option that’s gaining traction. But it doesn’t help create the feeling of home when buyers walk into an empty condo.
Home staging is a huge component of my listing process.
The Home Staging Process
C The Difference - Staged Interiors By Christina
Interior design is a passion. I have no credentials but a whole lot of love for it.
When it comes to leases and small stages, usually I ride solo. For full property listings there is no one I trust more than C The Difference – Staged Interiors by Christina!
- full warehouse of supplies (a.k.a my happy place)
- rotating inventory with seasons and trends
- decor based on the property itself, not just inventory
- she stages to create HOME, not just a house with furniture
I’m hoping you can guess which is which…
With me, you don’t pay out of pocket to stage or showcase your home!
Both are always included in my listing packages. The extent of staging varies based on what listing package you choose and your home’s requirements.
I even include a showcase leases for my repeat clients!
I will put together a list of suggestions at our initial listing meeting. Once I see a property, I gauge the work that needs to be done.
Depending on your listing package, a full detailed staging report may be provided by C-The Difference Staged Interiors.
It varies based on the property. Vacant properties can be staged in a few days – subject to availability. Full homes can take months to properly prepare for sale.
If you’re considering selling, it’s never too early to inquire about what’s ahead for you!
I go over the details of my listing packages in my listing presentation.
Home staging components can vary from a few decor items to a full stage including rental furniture and decor.
It’s not easy living in a space you’re trying to sell. Vacant properties are always the preference. If there’s somewhere else you’re able to stay, even for the first few days your property is on the market, do it.
This isn’t always possible. It’s not even the norm – but it’s definitely the preference for everyone.
We want your property to be in top shape for showings. Void of the smells of cooking or condensation from showers… We want to approve all showing requests on a whim if we have to.
Everyday life won’t be easy – but it’ll be worth it!
The extent of listing preparation will unfortunately be up to your tenants. Sometimes tenants are happy and excited for a change in decor and a few updates; they even ask for tips.
Other times, tenants don’t want to even clean their cat’s litter for showings and there’s not much we can do.
In an ideal world, listings would be vacant.
Creating home doesn’t end here. Preparing to list is only the first step.