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4 of the Best Ways to Stage a Triangle Home

ID-100410510As the old adage goes, “First impressions are everything!” This is very true when it comes to the Triangle NC real estate market! In this hot market, it is incredibly important to give a great first impression. The first minutes, as potential buyers walk from the car and through the front door, are very important. Many Triangle home sellers stage their houses and many do it well. Staging a house properly has a variety of important benefits and it can be done in a number of ways.

From the Flat Fee Realty team, here are the top four best ways to stage a Triangle home:

  • Remove clutter: This is a very simple and big first step. Removing any excessive furniture and decorations can go a long way towards opening up the home and making potential Triangle homebuyers more at ease.
  • Eliminate the personal stuff: While potential home buyers understand that this is indeed not their home yet, they also really want to be able to envision themselves living in the space. So it might be wise to pack up the family heirlooms in favor of a more open and modern appearance throughout the home.
  • Rearrange the rooms: Open up the rooms with proper furniture and table placement. Use flowers and fresh and appealing plants to draw the potential home buyer’s eyes to the positives.
  • Ask for friendly advice: There is usually a good neighbor or friend that can give advice on how the house looks before the sign goes up or when there is that first open house. This strategy can really help adjust the overall picture. Sometimes important details are overlooked and potential buyers might catch any negatives.

Flat Fee Realty is the best way to buy and sell a home in the Triangle and Raleigh. Our team has all the tools needed, and with an advanced and affordable suite of options that will help the Triangle homeowner get the greatest value for their Triangle property, it is critical to give us a call. Contact Flat Fee Realty at 888-646-9488 or visit our website.

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4 Ways Sellers Can Improve the Value of Triangle Homes

FFR- Jan 19 Pic- Stuart MilesThe busy spring season of buying and selling homes in Raleigh and throughout the Triangle is almost upon us. In order for Triangle home sellers to get the most value out of selling their local homes, Flat Fee Realty wants sellers to focus on the tried and true ways to improve area homes.

While each home for sale in the Triangle is a little bit different, homeowners have consistently found these strategies to be simple yet effective ways to truly improve the value of almost any Triangle home before it goes on the market.

Here are the four most important lower-cost improvements that Flat Fee Realty has seen homeowners make; they can often have a high return on investment:

  • New front door: First impressions are everything, and the entry way of the home, for potential buyers, is the first differentiator they see. Adding a new steel front door has topped the National Association of REALTORS Cost vs. Value report. Homeowners often recoup almost 100% of the cost of this improvement. 
  • Adding backup power: In the same report, installing a backup power generator brings back almost 70% of its cost, and is trending upwards in value. Here in North Carolina, this could be an excellent selling point with our bad weather often associated with ice storms and hurricanes.
  • New fixtures: It’s an easy replacement strategy. Old fixtures (such as brass or gold) are a turnoff for many buyers. Changing them out with popular styles can appeal to Triangle home buyers. 
  • Adding square footage: Although this one is more optional than a requirement, any added living space without increasing a home’s footprint (such as finishing a basement, creating an attic bedroom, or adding a rear deck addition) brings high average returns.

All of these improvements will appeal to the widest range of Triangle homebuyers and put more money into a seller’s pocket. Another great way for Triangle homeowners and homebuyers to save money is using Flat Fee Realty. Learn more about Flat Fee Realty today and how it is the best way for Triangle homeowners to list their home. Visit our website or call us toll-free at 888-646-9488 to begin saving on selling homes in the Triangle.

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This post on selling and buying a home in the Triangle is brought to you by the team at Flat Fee Realty and is intended for informational purposes only.

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