Prepare Your Home For the Highest Sales Price

Beware what you read on the web.  Recently an Internet based real estate company examined their sales and concluded that vacant homes sold for less, and conversely occupied homes sold for more.  Wait a minute!  Could it be that the vacant homeowners were more motivated and therefore sold for less?  Or was it because they were using an on-line discount brokerage and shortcutting the preparation and marketing?  Were they too cheap to stage the vacant home so it looked like a model home?  We find that vacant and staged homes definitely sell for the most money – as they are easy for agents to show and show nicely to potential buyers.

Jeff Stricker