Does Remodeling and Staging Matter in a Hot Market?

    We recently helped a client remodel and stage a house that had been a long-term rental property. While it wasn’t in bad shape, it had always lacked charm, had little curb appeal, and we were worried that even in a strong seller’s market that it might not sell for top dollar. Here are the results. Exterior and interior paint, a few new lighting fixtures, replacing carpet and adding a deck. The total for all items was less than $10,000 and we raised the price by $25,000 for a net profit of $15,000.

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    Was it worth it to stage even in a hot seller’s market? I think you’ll agree that the answer is yes. Even when it’s a hot market, homes that look great, always sell for more. For professional staging advice or to get an idea of what your home might sell for, contact The Papasan Real Estate Team @ Keller Williams Realty. (512) 330-1004 or Wendy Papasan at wpapasan@kw.com. To search for Austin Homes for Sale visit: www.AustinsBestHomeSearch.com

     

     

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