Why hire a professional designer - to avoid costly and time consuming mistakes, for one. Secondly, to save on your time – a professional knows where to go and who to talk with. Your time is valuable and a designer can save you time, money and headaches, especially when it comes to knowing where to go. Thirdly, to obtain the desired result/outcome of the project. Many people think that watching HGTV gives them liberty to do everything themselves. This is a mistake. When you do not really know what you are doing – only think you do – that is the result a potential buyer sees, a “do it yourself job”. Not the result you should be going for.
In this economy, time is money and selling a house takes time – why waste it. Hire a professional – if only for a few hours. Perhaps you need help with picking out a new paint color, ideas on staging your home, what to take & what to keep, etc. The point is to sell your home as quickly as possible – this is not the time to be frugal. The term “spend money to make money” applies here more than you may realize. If you need to spend $20,000 to fix up your home to sell it, then do so if you are able to. You can increase the price of your home by $30,000 - $50,000 with these improvements and then the house can be listed in a higher category bringing in a new range of potential buyers. I know for a fact this works – I’ve done just that for clients. Good luck and stay positive!
And for help selling your home once it's perfectly staged, please call Linda at the eTeam Real Estate Group. I'm here to help with ideas, a complimentary market analysis and research tools to help you get started!