The Good Luk Team have decades of experience staging homes to sell for top dollar. More than just professional advice, we also provide rental furnishing and décor when needed to help ensure the best possible selling conditions for your property.
PROFESSIONAL HOME STAGING AND DESIGN
STAGING A HOME PROPERLY IS THE KEY TO ATTRACTING MORE BUYERS
Properly staged homes show better than other listings, which creates the impression that the home will sell quickly. This creates a heightened sense of urgency that encourages buyers to place higher bids in order to not lose the property. On the other hand, poor staging costs the seller thousands of dollars because they lack that urgency and often end up going stale on the market. Today’s savvy buyers will use the extended time on market against the seller to rationalize significantly lower ‘bully’ offers.
TOP 10 PROFESSIONAL STAGING TIPS TO GENERATE HIGHER OFFERS
1) START BY DECLUTTERING
Every house looks larger with less in it… it’s truly amazing how spacious a home is once about half of the furniture and belongings are removed. The Good Luk Team’s professional stagers can recommend local storage facilities – and will even provide rental furnishings and décor to help sell your home.
2) DEPERSONALIZE, ROOM BY ROOM
Properties that display too many trophies and pictures of the home owner’s family simply reminds buyers that they are in someone else’s home. You want buyers to picture their family living in the home, not yours. So be sure to go through every room and eliminate anything that is too personal. Instead, opt for more neutral décor, like paintings that help create a warm and inviting atmosphere that buyers can envision as their own living space. To assist in creating that ideal selling environment, The Good Luk Team can provide rental pieces to help stage your home in neutral elegance.
3) PUT AWAY YOUR PETS
The truth is that not everyone likes pets. Listings appeal to more buyers when they appear to be a pet-free property. Try to arrange for your furry friends to stay with friends or family while you’re showing your property, and be sure to put away all pet toys, food stations and beds until you sell. Your pets will forgive you, and your bank account will thank you.
4) CLEAN EVERY DAY
Buyers are drawn to pristine properties that are clean, tidy and smell fresh – they sell faster and for more money. Make sure that everything in your house is cleaned daily and put away during showings. One of the best strategies is to arrange to have the entire family use only one bathroom and fewer rooms until the property sells, which can greatly reduce the amount of daily cleaning required.
5) LANDSCAPING INCREASES CURB APPEAL
In order to make the best first impression possible, keep your yards (front and back) swept clean, wash all windows and exterior and remove any children’s toys or tools from view. Make sure your lawns are well kept (mow and weed regularly), and be sure to water frequently and deeply before listing to ensure a lush green lawn during showings. Make sure front lights have working bulbs and don’t neglect to clean out the shed and garage… buyers believe that a well-kept, tidy exterior is a sign that the home owners have diligently maintained the property, which can lead to higher offers.
6) CREATE ATMOSPHERE WITH FURNITURE PLACEMENT
When showing your home, consider conversational groupings for furniture, and try to avoid having all of the furniture against walls. It’s common for home stagers to move select items of furniture to other rooms to open up your space, which can help increase your listing’s appeal to more buyers.
7) BRIGHTER LIGHTING CAN HELP YOU SELL FASTER
Low or dim lighting decreases the attractiveness of your listing and creates a gloomy feel that turns buyers away. Be sure to brighten each room with additional lighting (including higher wattage in existing fixtures when safe and possible) to make it look brighter and more welcoming.
8) NEW PAINT FRESHENS UP ANY LISTING
Remember, this isn’t your home anymore… potential buyers want to feel like it’s their next home. You might have enjoyed some vibrant hues or dark tones to create your perfect atmosphere while you lived in the property, but repainting in neutral colours is an extremely affordable way to help appeal to more buyers. Another top tip that professional stagers apply is to use the same paint colour on connecting rooms to make them feel like one much larger space, even matching the colour on the walls to the drapes to make rooms appear larger still.
9) ADDING THAT ‘WOW FACTOR’
Any professional stager will tell you that a few key renovations or visible upgrades in key areas go a long way to increasing property value before you sell your home. Installing new hardwood floors always make a great first impression on buyers, as do new fixtures, cabinets and counters in kitchens and baths. Staging your home is about making the space memorable, and these finishing touches get noticed… and increase your chances of drawing higher offers.
10) GET HELP TO SELL HIGHER
Staging a home should never be a DIY activity. The Good Luk Team offers free professional staging that is proven to dramatically increase your listing price and help you get thousands of dollars more for your property. Honestly, why wouldn’t you let our professionals stage your home so that you get top dollar when you sell your property?
THE BENEFITS OF HOME STAGING ARE CLEAR
Once The Good Luk Team is finished, your newly staged property will look better than ever and be ready to go on the market and attract top dollar. The next step would be to make sure that you get the best possible photography and video to showcase your newly staged home. Only then will your Good Luk Team real estate agent be ready to advertise and promote your listing most effectively.
Call us at 416-456-3810 or 1-833-300-0983 for a FREE home staging consultation today.
I was absolutely amazed at how little time it took to sell my unit! Your team was amazing – my condo looked so good in the photos and videos after your professional home staging that it’s no wonder there were so many strong offers so quickly. Thank you!
WE ARE SPECIALISTS
The Good Luk Team is a highly motivated group of real estate marketing experts, skilled negotiators, home staging specialists and listing strategists that know when and how to list your home or property to encourage multiple bids and help you sell well over asking price. Discover the advantage of harnessing the full power of a team to help you sell your home faster and at a higher price.
HOME STAGING: YOUR BEST CHANCE TO SELL YOUR HOME OVER ASKING
People are visual by nature. We covet what we see. We buy with our eyes. Professional home staging experts understand this, and use these insights into our psychology to help buyers visualize their life in the new space.
And that’s the key. Visualizing their life, not yours. Their kids. Their trophies. Their furniture. Their artwork. Their friends gathered around their kitchen using their stemware after eating at their table on their dishes.
Staging is about helping the buyer to immediately envision living in the home. It creates a distinct emotional attachment to the property and creates a compelling need to own the property. And strong emotional attachments result in stronger offers, which, in a situation where multiple offers are being considered, often leads to the property selling over asking.
Talk to us today – The Good Luk Team has professional home stagers that can transform your home into high demand real estate to attract multiple offers.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
Buyers demand beautiful photography, and professional video of your property before they’ll book a home viewing
FREE ADVERTISING & PROMOTION
Personalized web pages, social media, radio, online and print advertising attract more buyers to encourage multiple offers
PREMIUM OPEN HOUSES & EVENTS
Your listing will stand out with dedicated sales events and open houses that include refreshments and giveaways for potential buyers