How is staging homes like hanging out on the beach. OK, it’s a trick question. Because they’re not alike at all. But I CAN sort of connect them. And I’ll show you how.
Before I launched my RondaReady System, I enjoyed a successful stint in the home staging and home construction business. It’s true. I’m sure you can’t picture me at a table saw. And that’s OK. Because I didn’t actually do the craftsman part.
But I did get hands-on when it came to staging homes for sale.
And there’s actually a lot to it.
But if you’ve never hired someone to stage a home, you might wonder why you’d ever need one. Well, it’s because they can help you make your house stand out from other real estate listings. And you definitely need to stand out. Because too many of them have pictures that look like the owner just got up from the sofa to go get another beer during the commercial. Yikes.
And when I staged a home, I made an extensive to do list. And I made sure to control my schedule for the best way to prioritize the list. Because when you stage a home, you get the best results (a faster sell) when you can make it look like nobody even lives there.
So, we removed the clutter, took out family photos and other personal items, got rid of pet evidence, and deep cleaned the whole place. And, trust me, there’s nothing like a clean house to show those potential buyers you took care of the home.
And there are so many other details most homeowners don’t think about when it comes to getting a house ready to show. That’s why I had my system down to a science. Because, especially in the world of real estate, time is money. And sometimes WAY more money.
So, my team added ample lighting everywhere. And we rearranged furniture to give it a more stylish appeal. Plus, we paid close attention to details like neutral paint and wall treatments, clean grout, and good-working hardware throughout the house.
And there’s tons more to staging homes. Like…
- pillows on furniture,
- setting the table for dinner,
- making sure the exterior’s painted and the lawn mowed,
- fresh towels in the bathrooms,
- pictures in key places on the walls,
- making sure there are no empty rooms, and
- everything dusted before every showing.
And all that basically just scratches the surface. But the main point is how much work is involved. That’s something a lot of home sellers neglect or overlook. So, naturally, being the stickler for a system that I am, I certainly had one then, too. Because I valued my time. And I do even more, now.
If you’re a business owner or wannabe, I’ll bet you value your time, too.
If so, you should enroll in my monthly RondaReady UNversity classes. The next one is in just a couple of weeks on the first Thursday of January. But the deadline to enroll, and be in time for January’s lesson, will be December 31st. After that, you’ll be too late for January. You could still enroll, but you’d have to wait for the next class in February.
I’ll be sharing how to set up some things in your CRM (customer/contact relationship management). And you’ll see how much time (and money) you could be losing by not doing these things. So, enroll right now while you’re thinking about it. And get in on the $15 monthly rate before it goes up next year. The link is below.
Enroll in UNversity here: https://bit.ly/3sjscAd