We live in an ever changing world that is becoming more global every day. All you have to do is look around you; whether on vacation, at the grocery store or anywhere else, and you will see and hear more people than ever before from other countries. This is particularly evident in upscale areas; i.e. Hilton Head Island.
The NAR (National Association of Realtors) has conducted a survey every year since 2009 that consists of approximately 200,000 Realtors in an attempt to analyze foreign purchasers. Some of their findings may surprise you.
For sellers this is good news, if you can capitalize on a larger global reach. This is where me and my team at Dunes Real Estate come in. Through partnerships with entities such as Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio international (for homes listed at or above $1M) my clients property has a global reach. This reach encompasses over 50 countries, millions of buyers and in multiple currencies and languages. If you're looking to sell your home or property I have you covered locally, domestically and around the globe.
As you can see my research and marketing goes far beyond just 'local' and it has to in today's world. It's a good thing to have and enjoy 'local' but it's much better if you have 'global' as well.
For anyone considering listing their home one of the elements you strive for is WOW Factor. What is WOW Factor? It's that jaw dropping feeling buyers get when they walk through your home. They are so captivated and enamored by your home that the emotion of them owning such a beautiful home is overwhelming and it immediately moves yours to the top of their list. However, achieving WOW Factor can be difficult for some which is why Pete Popovich and his real estate team do all we can do help you in every aspect of selling your property. Below is from a recent QnA with Leslie Devine, from 'House of Design', on some simple things you can do to get that oh so precious WOW Factor with your home.
PNP: What is 'staging' your home?
LD: Utilizing the existing space so the potential lbuyer can imagine themselves living there. Making them feel warm and comfortable in the space. You know, the WOW Factor.
PNP: What are the top 3 things a seller can do to spruce up their home prior to putting it on the market?
LD: 1) A fresh coat of paint - keep it light and bright. 2) Allow natural light to come in by removing outdated and heavy window treatments. 3) Have proper vignettes: i.e. furniture placement.
PNP: What is the difference between staging and updating?
LD: Staging utilizes what is in the home and maximizing space. This could be as simple as rearranging furniture or adding pillows. Updating is changing or modifying what is there. It can be as small as new hardware on cabinets - refinishing cabinets and replacing appliances - remodeling a kitchen or bathroom.
PNP: What are the top 3 things someone can do when preparing their home for sale?
LD: 1) De-clutter - clear items off counter tops, put personal belongings away. You would be surprised at the difference this makes. 2) Depersonalize - remove family photos or anything that makes a potential buyer think they are in someone else's home. Remember you want them to feel warm and comfortable as if they are in their home. 3) Clean and straighten up - There is nothing like a first impression. If a potential buyer walks into your home and the first thing they see is a mess that might become a hurdle they cannot get over. If someone can't keep their home clean buyers question how well the home was maintained.
PNP: What is the easiest thing someone wanting to make their home look more appealing can do?
LD: Don't be afraid to ask a professional for help. It could be the difference in the home selling now or a year from now.
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