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Friday, January 20, 2017   /   by Cindy Crutcher

Home Staging

Are you thinking about selling your home, but you are not for sure where to start? Let us help you! Before listing, get your home ready. Stage it to maximize its living potential.  In a survey, properties that are staged sell 50-80% faster than homes that are not. According to the National Association of Realtors, homes that are professional staged spend up to 81% less time on the market. The asking price for homes staged are 7-10% higher than non-staged homes.
Kitchen and baths are critical in the home staging process. Stats show that 41% of buyers are willing to pay more for stainless steel appliances, and up to 48% more for the kitchen to have an island. With home staging, be prepared to spend up to 25% of the home’s value on updating the kitchen, and up to 15% on updating baths. Most buyers want an updated, ready to move into the home. The kitchen and bathroom are the two biggest and sought after renovations desired by buyers.
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  listings, real estate, real estate agent, realtor, home staging

Friday, December 16, 2016   /   by Cindy Crutcher

Why Use a Realtor?

When listing your home, many factors come into play, so why not hire a professional? Would you try to fix a plumbing leak or gas leak by yourself? No! You would hire a professional. So why would you treat the home selling process as something that anyone could do? Is it because you feel no one knows your house better than you, or you simply just want to save money on commission? Have a lack of faith in a realtor and will cutting corners in the home selling process cost you not only dollars but time on the market as well.


According to the 2016 National Association of Realtors, 8% of homes in the year 2015 were a FSBO. For that 8%, there came many struggles that most home sellers do not think about when putting their home on the market without an agent. These efforts include: getting the right price, having the correct marketing strategy, preparing the home market, and having the time devoted to selling the home.


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  for sale by owner, fsbo, listings, real estate, real estate agent, realtor