Best Practices for Selling Your HouseHiring someone to stage your house can help to sell it faster. It also increases the value of the house on the market.

Texas House Buyers: Staging a house that will be put on the market is a great way to speed up the sale process. Just like any other product that people buy, a house is no different. Imagine buying a new vehicle. Though you want to buy a slightly used one instead of buying one brand new off the showroom floor, you will most likely choose one that is in good shape and is as close to new looking as possible. You wouldn’t be excited about the used car that’s dusty, has a flaw in the upholstery on the back seat, and has dirty windows. Though those flaws aren’t going to affect the performance of the vehicle, per se, they do reflect the general care that the previous owner treated the care with.

Though you want to buy a slightly used one instead of buying one brand new off the showroom floor, you will most likely choose one that is in good shape and is as close to new looking as possible. You wouldn’t be excited about the used car that’s dusty, has a flaw in the upholstery on the back seat, and has dirty windows.

The other factor that affects the car you buy is how it is presented to you. Is it sitting on a nice, clean car lot where everything is organized and clean? Is it sitting under an old oak tree in somebody’s messy front yard? The presentation is as important as the quality and price of the vehicle itself. This is the same premise by which you should approach the sale of your house. The presentation is the staging and is quite important to how quickly you can sell. It might also help you to get a bit more for the house if it is staged to look like a great place to live. Just as you would be more likely to pay thousands more for the car on the shiny clean car lot, home buyers are more likely to pay more for a house that presents well.

Hiring a professional stager will depend on your budget and on the type of house you are trying to sell. If you are selling a small bungalow for $40k you won’t likely spend $2k on a professional stager. Selling an upscale house might be different as it will be worth your while to spend the money on staging help.

  • The other factor that affects the car you buy is how it is presented to you.
  • This is the same premise by which you should approach the sale of your house.
  •  Just as you would be more likely to pay thousands more for the car on the shiny clean car lot, home buyers are more likely to pay more for a house that presents well.

Even if you don’t use a professional to help you stage, read up on the staging process and try to do it yourself. If selling fast is your aim, call a real estate investor to get an offer. They buy houses all the time and don’t require you to impress them with the looks, the cleanliness, or the great repair the house is in. They are simply looking for investment property.