Gayle Harris Reveals The Top Five Home Staging Mistakes People Make

Gayle Harris Reveals The Top Five
Home Staging Mistakes People Make

Written by Gayle Harris, Licensed Real Estate Agent

During my time as a a real estate agent, I have seen some pretty terrible home staging mistakes. The worst part is that these slip-ups can cost the seller dearly, but could easily have been avoided with the consultation of a professional. Here are the most common staging mistakes to avoid when inviting buyers into your open home.

 

1. Personalised items on display

You may have a mantle of photos proudly showing off your children, grandchildren and extended family. While this is an integral part of your home, it can be a major turn-off for potential buyers. Personalised items such as photos, collections and decorative objects of specific taste (taxidermy animals don’t bode well with many people!) make it difficult for buyers to envision how the house may look as their home.

2. Clutter

Simple is best. Clutter can be charming in a home, but not in a house that you’re hoping to sell. Clutter looks messy and will make certain people feel claustrophobic. Pack everything away neatly and leave surfaces clean and bare. You want your home to be full of light, space and fresh air, not stuffy and difficult to navigate.

3. Distracting decor

You might absolutely adore that hot pink feature wall, but it could be an assault on buyers’ eyes. Similarly, you may have spent an absolute fortune on a unique piece of artwork, but if it commands the attention of a room, you don’t want it at your open home inspection. This kind of decor distracts from a buyers’ ability to envision their own things in the house and focus on its structural features.

4. Blocking views or features

Choose pieces that will accentuate your property’s features, not hide them. You’d be surprised by the number of sellers who hide decorative elements such as antique plastering or original fireplaces behind furniture and completely forget that they’re there. These are the features that make a property unique! Likewise, ensure your furniture is positioned looking out towards any views, not towards the television!

5. Neglecting the front yard or entryway

The front yard or entryway of your property is a buyer’s first impression of it. Many sellers spend so long ensuring that the interior of their house is in ship-shape, that they forget about its kerb appeal. You don’t want to put off buyers from the offset, as this will overshadow their entire open home experience. Ensure your lawns are mowed, your garden beds are free of weeds and that the front of your house looks fresh and inviting. If you live in an apartment complex, it’s worth tidying up the entrance, lift and corridor to your unit if it’s been a while since the cleaners last visited.

Consulting a Professional

A real estate agent will have enough experience to know what buyers expect at an open home. Contact Gayle Harris today who will make your real estate selling experience a positive one.

If you want to sell your Fig Tree Pocket property quickly, for the best possible price, contact Gayle Harris today for genuine, personalised service! 0412 279 721.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of RE/MAX Profile Real Estate, the Global RE/MAX network or it’s agents.

How to Sell Your Fig Tree Pocket Home Faster to Relocate for Work

How to Sell Your Fig Tree Pocket Home Faster to Relocate for Work.

Written by Gayle Harris, Licensed Real Estate Agent

Selling your home can be a tedious and time-consuming task. A task that can become quite a hassle if you’re a busy professional who needs to move often for work. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

 

Gayle Harris can help.

If you’re looking for an agent who will assist you with everything from providing a pool of potential buyers, to finding the right plumber to fix the kitchen pipes in preparation for selling, look no further. Gayle will help you in every regard, while also ensuring that your Fig Tree Pocket property gets on the market, and sold, quicker.

 

No more lengthy waiting periods.

Sick and tired of real estate agents who take on too much work, fail to call you back swiftly, and who are constantly preoccupied?

With 17 years of experience in the industry, Gayle has her time efficiency down pat. Gayle takes on a very limited number of clients simultaneously so that she can provide 100% personalised service. She is organised with all her paperwork and admin so that she can focus on your needs and commit her full attention to selling your Fig Tree Pocket home.

 

How does this accelerate the sale?

  • Property fixes are organised and carried out immediately to get your house on the market sooner.
  • More time is spent contacting potential buyers, and leads are always followed up promptly.
  • Detailed home staging attracts more people to open home appointments, increasing competition amongst buyers and urging them to act quickly.

 

Everything is taken care of.

Need your lawn mowed and garden spruced? Are there small exterior fixes that require attention for your home to look ship shape? Is the lighting in your living room not quite right? Gayle will help you take care of all these small tasks, which, combined, can result in days of running around and organising on your behalf. And you can rest assured that they’ll be fixed ASAP.

Gayle has an eye for design that will present your Fig Tree Pocket home in its most luxurious light for buyers. The best part? You don’t have to lift a finger. Concentrate on your move and your new job, and entrust Gayle with all of the tasks that will get your house sold quicker.

 

Personal service, always.

There’s nothing more frustrating than wasting time chasing down your real estate agent when all you need is a quick answer. Gayle will always be your point of contact concerning the sale of your property and constantly send you updates by your preferred method of communication. You can also rest assured that she will create a friendly and professional rapport with buyers.

Gayle will always be there to show people through your home; a task she would entrust with no one else. Your privacy is paramount, and Gayle sees confidentiality as a vital part of her services.

 

If you want to sell your Fig Tree Pocket property quickly, for the best possible price, contact Gayle Harris today for genuine, personalised service! 0412 279 721.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of RE/MAX Profile Real Estate, the Global RE/MAX network or it’s agents.

Written by Gayle Harris, Licensed Real Estate Agent

If you want to sell your Fig Tree Pocket property quickly, for the best possible price, contact Gayle Harris today for genuine, personalised service! 0412 279 721.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of RE/MAX Profile Real Estate, the Global RE/MAX network or it’s agents.