Property Finds Asia|How to Promote Your Home Without Spending Thousands of Dollars for Staging?|If you have decided to sell your home individually, you’ve got a long process ahead of you. Lots of planning to do along with acquiring all the documentation. On top of that, you need to think about the most important prospect when selling a home – how to promote it. It seems nearly impossible and unless you are an organizational freak, there are high chances you won’t be able to pull this off. Well, that’s bad thinking. Of course, you can sell your home and represent it in the best way possible. Moreover, you will be able to sell it fast. How? Read on.
Neat Documentation and Lawyer’s Number Ready
Consult a solicitor about all the documentation you need. Or, if you have a tight budget, you can do the research yourself, by googling about necessary documentation for selling the house in your country. Then, check an authoritative site and make a list. To confirm the info, call the respective government department and make sure you’ve collected the right documentation.
Also, make a deal with a solicitor you know /trust or someone has recommended to you to use their services for the buying/selling process. It will be a great advantage if you have a solicitor ready to officialize the sale as you won’t lose time after you find someone who will buy your home. In addition, the buyer will also appreciate the consistency in the process. Plus, when a solicitor is right there, there will be a limited possibility of changing minds and not buying the house.
Fix Your House and Get It Ready
The next step is getting the property ready. Will it be emptied, or sold with furniture it is your choice, anyways, it should be spotless. If there are parts that need to be fixed, fix them promptly; if there is clutter – get rid of it instantly. Repaint the walls, take care of the curb appeal and get ready to make it official.
When it comes to the promotion, if you follow the steps of real estate agents, you would need a couple of thousand dollars to do it the old-fashioned way. Usually, real estate agents hire a staging company that stages the home they are selling and this costs a lot. Plus, they sign a contract that is usually time-binding which means that even if the house is sold in the first month, if it was a 3-month contract, the agent would have to pay for the remaining two.
Traditional staging is quite impressionable, however, you would have to plan to hire a professional photographer or pay for extra service like this to the staging company if you want to have digital photos of the staged space.
A great alternative that will save you from spending that much money is skipping the traditional way of staging all the way and hiring a virtual stager that will stage the home virtually.
This is the “virtual staging” technique which transforms your empty space in a fully furnished home in order to show the whole potential of the property online. The virtual stagers usually finish the staging of a home in a day or two and send you the photos ready to use.
The benefits are huge. First of all, you save time and energy. All you need to do is take quality pictures of the rooms you want to be staged and send them via mail to the virtual stager. Secondly, it is a lot cheaper than traditional staging. The price per photo varies according to different virtual staging agencies, but even the most expensive rates are not more than $100 per photo.
Thirdly, it is realistic and attractive. Virtual stagers use special software and effects to make the home visually attractive by enhancing its best features and shadowing the not so great features. However, it doesn’t mean that these photos are deceptive and are lying about the true condition of the home. If you use virtually staged photos to promote your home you need to put a disclaimer and make sure people understand that the furniture and decorative details inside are just digitally added. So, in no way, this is playing tricks with the potential buyers.
In case you are not completely convinced about the use of virtually staged photos, just think of the following facts. Over 95% of the potential buyers will start their buying process online. Of this 95%, the majority will click the advertisements for houses that have attractive interior designs because they will be able to imagine their future life between these walls. Moreover, the luxurious view might even make them willing to reach out and check out the property in person. Look at it like they are halfway to making a decision.
The Bottom Line
When it comes to selling a house fast, you need only good and fast promotion. In this hectic world of today, with virtual staging, you can decide to sell the house today and after a couple of days to advertise it in the best possible light online. And the best part is, it won’t cost you a small fortune.