When it Comes to Selling Your Home ROI is King

by Team Broady on Sunday, January 12, 2020
ROI is King

When listing your home for sale, you’re most likely hoping to get top dollar. Did you know home staging is one way to maximize your home’s value and give you the most return on your investment (ROI)?
Many people are hesitant to spend a substantial amount of money in order to potentially obtain a higher selling price… but guess what? Statistics prove that home staging is really worth it - and you don’t always have to spend that much.


According to the National Association of Realtors, 83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. While 40% of buyers’ agents cited that home staging affected most buyers’ view of a house.


At Team Broady, we couldn’t agree more. If your home is empty, it’s a perfect candidate for home staging. But what if you are still living in your home? We don’t expect you to pack up and move out. Instead we try to use your existing furniture while incorporating a few new pieces that will help showcase your home to its fullest potential.


Making small changes such as hanging new curtains, adding area rugs, switching out old bedding and towels for new white linens, adding some new throw pillows, installing new light fixtures, and a fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference. 


When it comes to curtains we suggest white. Remember to always hang them as close to the ceiling as possible and make sure they hit the floor. It’s the best way to make any room appear larger. 
Area rugs ground a room. They should be big enough that at least the front legs of each piece of furniture in the room are on it. In the bedroom, your area rug should extend at least two feet beyond the bed as well as on each side. If you skimp on size, your room will look smaller.


Artwork can also make a difference when it comes to home staging. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should always be hung at eye-level to ensure that it’s admired comfortably. 


New, white towels and linens give your bedrooms and bathroom that fresh, hotel-feel, which buyers love. Upgrading your light fixtures, and a fresh coat of paint are also excellent ways to transform your home without spending too much money. Investing a few thousand dollars on these upgrades will surely pay off and help you get a maximum return on your investment.


In some instances if it’s possible for you to move out entirely (maybe you have a country home or you’ve already bought a property) then renting home-staging furniture may be the way to go. Check out these before and after photos from one of our clients that did just that. They followed our recommendation and emptied the house before hitting the market. They had it freshly painted and then hired our home stager, Joanne Vroom of Unique Home Solutions. We absolutely love working with her and her team because they know exactly what’s needed to make a home even more appealing to prospective buyers. Check out these before and after photos:


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It’s our mission to make sure every client gets maximum ROI with the smoothest and best possible client experience. Our customized Team Broady Marketing Gameplan, ensures every single one of our clients gets the best results. To schedule an appointment with Team Broady today, call 514-612-1127 or email info@teambroady.ca