Monday, August 17, 2009

Top Ten Reasons Home Staging Pays Off for Savvy Pittsburgh PA Real Estate Agents--Reason #2: Staging Increases Traffic for Your Listings

Welcome to the second installment in my series of Top Ten Reasons Home Staging Pays Off for Savvy Real Estate Agents. The first post covered how professional home staging saves you precious time. Now for Staging Benefit #2.

Staging Benefit #2: Professional Home Staging Increases Traffic To Your Listings

Home Staging Drives Traffic to Your Listings

While traffic on the freeway is literally a pain in the rear, traffic through your listings is absolutely crucial to your selling success. So how do you drive traffic to your listings and get prospective buyers walking through the door?

You start by making the best of your online presentation. These days approximately 90% of buyers start their home search online. And you have only a few short seconds to pique their interest or your chance to sell to them will pass with the simple click of their mouse.

  • Cluttered house-CLICK!

Cluttered House--Kitchen Photo

  • Outdated house-CLICK!

Outdated House--Foyer Before Photo

  • Confusing house-CLICK!

Outdated House--Dining Room Photo

In order to avoid the "click" and make a potential buyer's "must see" list, you need to make sure your listings look terrific in both MLS photos and virtual tours. What is the best way to ensure your listings look as good as possible online so they will drive traffic to your listings?

Professional Home Staging will be crucial to your selling success.

Cluttered Kitchen after Staging

Uncluttered and Staged Kitchen--Schedule a Showing!

Updated and Staged Entry

Updated and Staged Entry--Schedule a Showing!

Updated and Staged Dining Room

Clearly Defined Dining and Sun Rooms--Schedule a Showing!

Effective home staging will address issues like flow, function, space, clutter, cleanliness, style, odor and animal issues, and curb appeal. A professional home stager will make sure the property appeals to the broadest range of buyers and that its best features are clearly highlighted while minimizing any challenges.

Real estate selling is one time when traffic is a very good thing. The more traffic, the more likely the listing will sell, and sell quickly. It's like the line from the movie Field of Dreams, "Build it and they will come." With professional home staging, Stage it and they will come--and they will buy!


Stay tuned for the next installment in Top Ten Reasons Home Staging Pays Off for Savvy Real Estate Agents-Staging Benefit #3: Professional Home Staging Makes You Money.


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