But FIRST, a bit about STAGING:
Even in a hot real estate market, staging is important. Of course, with all the demand, homes in the Berkeley area and beyond will sell, but if you want overbids and competitive offers, staging makes a difference.
Why? Because many of us don’t have the imagination to see beyond a seller’s personal decorating. If they can’t find a place for their stuff, they can’t imagine themselves living there.
Staging also presents the dream life that we all want to live, with that clutter-free everything-in-its-place beauty staged homes exemplify. It looks turn-key and trouble free, all problems solved.
So, my advice to my sellers is “Move OUT and let the stagers move the dream in!”
“Where will we go?”, they ask me, if they haven’t found a home to move into yet. I’ve found the answer in a new website. HomeSuite finds short term, furnished rentals and pairs them with renters. This is site whose time has come, and it just might be the answer to a listing agent’s prayer.
If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market, check out my Super Site and discover properties on the market neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!
Give me a call if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, and for all your other real estate needs. Just phone 510-527-0174 . I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make you glad you called.
Whatever your real estate need, I’m happy to help!
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley