Antonia Banewicz of Weichert Realtors States What Can Make or Break a Deal When It Comes to Selling Your Home
Ms. Banewicz, Realtor and Certified Home Stager recommends home staging. Even in this economy, homes in Maplewood and South Orange are flying off the market but only if they are "show ready." Homes that don't show well just sit and sit on the market. According to Weichert, Maplewood, NJ has an absorption rate of 4.1 which indicates a buyer's market, but that won't help much if your house looks tired and worn out.
Maplewood, NJ, October 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Antonia Banewicz got her real estate license and was certified by the Home Staging Resource and the Staging Diva. According to Banewicz, when an agent gets a listing it's easy to know how quickly a house will sell depending on how it looks. Even in this day and age, with staging being well known out of the field, buyers still don't bother to clean up their kitchens or their living rooms. Even closets need to look roomy and neat. Antonia states, "All it may take is a fresh coat of paint at the very least. Going and getting your hard woods done helps tremendously as well as updating your kitchens and bathrooms. You don't have to do a full fledge renovation; you can take shortcuts that will still make a home look 'show ready.' Outdated window drapes are another pet peeve that shows a home's age. Take them down and let that light in." Take a look at your curb appeal and buy a few flowers and plants, or remove that dead tree that's blocking your home. And de-cluttering is first and foremost--it's amazing how many people do not de-clutter their home. And that also means cleaning up your walls full of family photos. Simplicity is key. Ask yourself, "Would I move into this home if it weren't mine?" And there may lay your answer. Go to Antonia's site www.njhousestohomes.com
to get a link on home staging and other real estate info.