How Home Staging can help with Home Foreclosure

Having your home foreclosed is an unpleasant topic but one that some of us have to deal with. According to fellow home staging expert, Debra Gould, ‘ the key to avoiding foreclosure is to be proactive.’

Always, always approach your mortgage company and ask if you can negotiate a new mortgage payment plan which will mean you stay in your current home.  But if the prospect of foreclosure is still looming often the best solution is to sell your home and you have a particularly strong incentive to sell it as quickly as possible and for as higher price a possible.

You will need to prep your home for sale and the best way of doing this is with the help of a professional stager.  It might seem counterintuitive to hire someone when you have just tightened your budget and are facing having to sell probably your largest asset to avoid foreclosure; however, it has been proven time and time again that staged homes sell quicker and often for more money than unstated properties.

A professional home stager can advise you on improvements that will give you the greatest return on investment and all the essential items you need to appeal to the largest number of buyers possible.  Most stagers also offer a photography service and can take some superb interior and exterior shots for you and your realtor to use.

Your real estate agent will help you with pricing your home correctly and marketing it effectively.  The real estate market has  a large number of homes going on the market daily, your home needs to stand out from the rest – you want your home to be the one that people fall in love with the moment they enter – your home stager can help make that happen.

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