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Staging Your Victoria Real Estate

Image is Everything: Creating a Positive First Impression is Key to Selling Your Home

Victoria real estate looks good all year around. What I mean by that it is the lawn is green and lush most of the year.  What about the inside of the home. That’s where we need your help.

Did you know men (41%) are more likely to put a premium on decor than women (30%).

The old adage that you only get one chance to make a first impression rings true for sellers showing their homes in today’s competitive market.  With the spring market quickly approaching, many homeowners are wondering what they can do to help get their homes ready to sell. A poll of potential buyers released today by Royal LePage Real Estate Services, found that sellers ought to do more than just look after required renovations before showing their home. In fact, décor improvements help make a strong impact on buyers and can ultimately affect a home’s market value.

The 2006 Royal LePage House Staging Poll (conducted by Maritz Research) revealed that renovations can often boost a home’s value but sometimes too much of a unique style can be detrimental when it’s time to sell.  Thirty-six percent of potential buyers said that they would be willing to pay a premium for a home with updated décor. Surprisingly, more men than women viewed décor as a necessity with 41 per cent of men versus 30 per cent of women claiming they were willing to pay a premium for this feature.

“First impressions are key in real estate as buyers often make up their minds about a home within the first few minutes of entering the front door,

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