Spring buying season will be here soon and Charles River Park condo sellers will need to make some big decisions. Picking a Boston downtown condo real estate agent is first. After that, it would be a good idea to start thinking about who will help you stage and photograph your Boston West End condo

How Important is staging?

Is staging really that important? It depends. If you have a big vacant one or two bedroom Charles River Park condo. I think it is. If you have a studio typically the buyer’s imagination is enough. If you are currently living in your Boston condo for sale, think an interior designer with a focus not on what you want, but what sells (what the market wants). My recommended staging a Charles River Park condo is not expensive. Consider this. According to the Real Estate Stagers’ Association, homes that are staged before they’re sold spend on average 73% less time on the market, and they typically sell for more money. When you think about it, you really can’t afford not to have a professional come in and help your home look its very best before you put it on the market.

Staging Can Be Fun

I actually think that staging and getting photographs taken is one of the most fun parts of selling a Charles River Park condo. Much more fun than signing paperwork, anyway! Staging your home is like remodeling, but way less work. A professional home stager comes in with an outsider’s perspective, and sees the areas of your home that are likely to get buyers excited, and where they might need a little help seeing the potential.

Remove Unwanted Items

If your home has been lived in, the first thing you’ll probably need to do is organize and downsize a bit, or at least move some things out. The buyers will want to see what closet space is available, and they can’t if it’s already full of stuff!

Once your home is cleared out a little, your home stager can recommend how to use the furnishings and accessories you already have to display each room in the most appealing way. Or, your home stager can take the reins for maximum effect — maybe adding a little paint, changing up some rooms, or adding strategic lighting to make a room feel bigger or cozier. I’m always stunned by how the professional home stagers I work with here in downtown Boston transform my clients’ homes from ho-hum to WOW.

Professional Photography

Professional photography is an important companion to expert home staging. You know what your home looks like in person, but most buyers will be just glancing at photos online before they decide to view it themselves. Those photos should sell! Maybe not surprisingly, buyers surveyed by NAR (National Association of Realtors) voted photos as more important than price, location, or description.

I’m such a big believer in professional photography I include it as part of my comprehensive listing package Well staged and photographed homes get more views online, more shares on social media, and more offers!

Give your home the glamour treatment with tasteful staging and eye-grabbing photos. Contact me to get some great referrals to professionals I work with in the Boston downtown condo area.

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