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Want the best offers for your home? Stage it!

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Staging is one of the best ways to get the highest offer possible when selling your home.

What is Home Staging?

Home staging is the process of making your home look picture perfect prior to listing.

Staging generally entails:

  • decluttering
  • removing pets during showings and in photos
  • cleaning the home
  • basic repairs
  • increasing curb appeal
  • depersonalizing the home

Basic staging can be done without the assistance of a staging company (rearranging furniture, removing clutter, etc.) however, hiring one can be beneficial in getting the best possible result. If your home is empty, staging companies can even bring in furniture and decoration.

What are the benefits?

The National Association of Realtors has collected and published data on the benefits of home staging. According to their data, 47% of agents stated that staging has an impact on most buyers’ opinions of a home. 82% of agents stated that staging has made it easier for buyers to visualize the property as a future home.

Staging resulted in a higher dollar value offer in 49% of cases, while it resulted in no change in 26% of cases. The agent was unsure 25% of the time.

The length of time prior to home sale was affected the most. Over 50% of agents said they saw a decrease in time on the market in a home that has been staged.

At the bottom line, buyers are most likely to purchase a home that they can imagine themselves living in.

What are the next steps?

Data suggests that now is an advantageous time to sell your home in Florida! Staging your home has a high probability of getting you higher offers and/or a quicker sale for your home. If you do choose to stage your home, there are many companies located in Ellenton, FL and the surrounding area that can get you the results you’re looking for. Talk to your agent and let them know you’re thinking about home staging. Don’t have an agent? Check out our list of helpful and professional agents at Integrity!

2022 is the year to sell your mobile home!

Are you thinking about selling your mobile home? If so, you need to read this article!

Here at Integrity, we know that the decision you make to sell your mobile home isn’t always easy. If you’ve owned your home for a long time, you may be thinking about an upgrade, but apprehensive to leave the home you’ve become accustomed to over the years. Now’s the time to think seriously about selling your home.

As you may have heard, due to investors buying property in the Tampa Bay area, home prices have risen significantly over the past year. As a result, those looking for more affordable homes are choosing to purchase mobile homes. The demand for your home may be at its highest right now!

Just like single-family homes, mobile homes have the capability to appreciate in value. It’s a common myth that manufactured homes can only depreciate, however, the data tells us that is not true. Home values as a whole have gone up dramatically in the past year. This is a great time to take advantage of an increase in the value of your mobile home!

The demand for mobile homes is so high that we have been experiencing a shortage of homes to sell! More people have come to Integrity looking for a home than homes we have for sale. If you’re looking to sell your mobile home quickly and hoping for a buyer to pay the highest price for your home, now is the time to list. You have the potential to be able to sell your home for what you paid for it, or more!

Contact any of our helpful and professional agents for more information on how to sell your mobile home.

Considering a switch to a brick-and-mortar home? Contact our real estate specialists at the Red Door Real Estate Group!