Until recently, it was always true that what a homebuyer saw when they first drove up a property could either make or break its sale. For if the home was appealing, from the gutter, it was said to have "Curb Appeal". Which was a good thing.
But times have quickly changed, and while "Curb Appeal" still matters... today it matters in a different place and way.
Below is a 30 second "Curb Appeal Quiz Show" I created to show just where Curb Appeal ACTUALLY now begins... the final conclusion might challenge your way of thinking. (In fact I hope it does.)
CURB APPEAL QUIZ SHOW 30 Seconds Long
(If you can not see the show above... Click Here.)
Realtors, you and your sellers need to know that with the vast amount of inventory in the market today, home buyers are now first prescreening homes online to help them decide just what they want you to set up to tour in person.
Since online prescreening/pre-shopping is now so prevelent, it is my opinion that with today's easy to use digital technology, Realtors have the obligation to capture and present the absolute best images and comprehensive visual experience of a property for buyers to shop and consider. Doing anything less is NOT doing one of the basics of your job.
SOME home stagers have the "eye" to help you prepare a home's look and then decide how to best visually capture the home for online presentation. (NOTE: Not all stagers can visually size up a room and then capture it... that is why I say some "SOME".) So If your listing is languising in the market you might want to work with an expirienced home stager who can not only help you re-examine but also update your listing's "Web Appeal"... because if you don't, your seller's home's sale could remain in the gutter.
Stage It Forward...