Why staging still matters : Maximize the sale value of your Albuquerque home

Why staging still matters : Maximize the sale value of your Albuquerque home

(Transcript Snippet): “Tego:

Can we talk about home staging? How’s that for a transition? So we had a Nicole Rorem with Sookasa home staging in our office last week. Nicole is great. She’s been tops one of the top stagers in Albuquerque for, for a long time. And so first off, Tracy, what stage w when we say staging?

Tracy:

So staging is, you know, part of the process of prepping the home for showings, right? And it can mean a lot of things it can mean going in and having yourself go in purge, put half your things away and staging your house. But we’re talking about a professional stager, right? We’re talking about a seller, hiring somebody to do one of many things. A stager can come in and just kind of walk through the house and give you things to do, change that paint, move that chair out of the room, get rid of that rug, whatever carpet and say, kind of give the seller a bullet point list of things they should do to maximize the sale value of their home. Right. And to appeal to most buyers. But some stagers, you know, like Nicole does almost anything. She can add a piece of furniture that you might not have to supplement. She has, she can stage a vacant house. She can stage a backyard, but or give advice on how to do it, or even, you know, take some of your furniture away and help you get it in storage if you need to. Right. So,

Tego:

Okay. I’m going to,

Tego:

Especially in this market where we know it’s a extreme sellers market, it’s been an extreme sellers market. It’s going to continue to be an extreme sellers market, at least for the distant future. So the home’s going to sell why stage, why spend that extra, you know, thousands of dollars to stage

Tracy:

It, right. Well, there’s a lot of reasons, right? So one is you should net more right. We’ve seen. And Nicole shared a couple of examples, and I know of a few others too, where the home was on the market, didn’t sell and came off the market. They staged it, put it back on the market, sold with multiple offers. And we don’t see a lot of that these days. We saw one where the house was under contract fell through, got staged in the interim, went back on market, then got multiple offers, 10,000 higher than where they were under contract before when the one fell through and the staging more than paid for itself. Right?

Tego:

Aging Tracy. When we talk about a lot of times, when we think of staging, we think of a vacant home and putting furniture in there to make it feel comfortable. It’s just like a model home that you would see at a, at a builders example. And I think in those cases, it’s pretty obvious, you know, somebody touring a vacant home, it’s cold. It doesn’t feel

Tego:

There’s not a whole lot of energy in the room and you can’t visualize

Tego:

The space. Sometimes you’ll go in a room and you go, how do we put furniture in here? I don’t understand it so that the staging takes away a bunch of those objections for potential buyers or

Tego:

Buyers that maybe just can’t, can’t see it, right.

Tracy:

It’s really hard to know a vacant an empty room feels small compared to a staged room or a room with furnishings in it. It really changes the perception and the feel greatly for people. And a lot of people, I mean, I’ve seen it over and over the, over the years, people can’t visualize their things in a house or how to arrange furniture, groupings, and things. And the stager can really make it to the maximum of how the house could look. And so, yes, we think of an empty house and having someone bring furniture in, but it’s somebody that already has a fully furnished house, a stager can come in and make suggestions. Stager can, you know, sometimes half the family’s already moved and you need extra furniture just to finalize what’s left. Right? Yeah. There’s just lots of things or just advice, help picking things, help choosing colors. I know a stager recently helped a client that bought an, a house that didn’t have any furniture just help them shop for furniture because they’re so good

Tego:

At yeah. Well, they’re, they’re interior designers

Tego:

Is what they are and they’re, you know, they’re taking that skill and putting it into merchandising the property to, to sell. Right. Yeah. What else did you have on your list, Tracy?

Tracy:

I was thinking about some of the homes we have coming and we have quite a few homes that are going to be on the market here in the next week from two twenty two hundred and twenty 5,000 in Rio Rancho to an amazing house in the far Northeast Heights for 995,000 fabulous newer construction, just a gorgeous I think it’s somewhere in the 3000 range. I can’t remember, but a variety of homes coming on the market with our team, as well as others. It seems like it’s going to be a really good time. If you’re looking for a house we CA we can help you. You know, we have solutions Tego. When we meet with people who want to buy and sell at the same time, we can do the whole guaranteed that their house will sell so they can move forward and buy a house, not contingent on their house selling. So when your house is in the median range or below for price, we can guarantee we would buy it if it weren’t to sell in time for you to close on your new home. So we would be happy to talk with you about that or any other options that we have.