Top 5 Home Staging Tips

Top 5 Home Staging Tips

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Upholding the lap of luxury can be a daunting task when it becomes your everyday living space, but when Northern Virginia luxury homes hit the real estate market, they have a certain reputation they must uphold. Effective home staging is estimated to sell luxury real estate 80% faster and for prices 20% above the market. Boasting an impressive sale velocity of 30-60 days, Gene Mock and the Premier Team works to transform spaces and maximize buying and selling potential. While they may cater to an affluent clientele, Premier Team offers some everyday tips to sell any home faster and more profitably! Contact Gene Mock & The Premier Team 703-342-8100 to get more information about how we work to find the right buyers for your home.

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  1. Neutral Wall Color, period. When home staging in the Hamptons or Northern Virginia, always minimize color in favor of neutral, freshly painted walls. White makes every space appear larger and new.
  2. Remove all personal photographs before showing your home. Potential buyers want to envision their family in your space so minimize your personal touch when the “For Sale” sign hits your front yard.
  3. Make it easy for buyers to envision themselves in your home – the more obvious, the better. Open a cook book on the counter, set out a carafe of water, and lay a novel on the bedside table. These simple home staging concepts can trigger just the right amount of excitement in the mind of a potential buyer.
  4. Unclutter 50% of your personal belongings. Often potential buyers are concerned with storage capacity in a living space so clearing out your clutter will allow them to experience the true storage space of your home.
  5. Make your bathroom look like a hotel. Deep clean your entire bathroom space down to the grout in the tiles and be certain countertops are free of clutter. When home staging in the Hamptons or anywhere, bathrooms should appear as if the maid just dropped in with freshly rolled white towels.

Beautiful Bedroom with View of City Lights Below

 

Luxury Home Buyers Demand a Posh Showing Experience

When buyers and sellers have the financial ability to participate in the luxury home space, they demand a posh showing experience. Every home has issues that get ignored, but whether the listing price is $250,000 or $2.5 million, the bottom line for any property on the market is – get it fixed! Affluent buyers demand affluent spaces and even if unloading a luxury property is burning a hole in your pocket, you still must invest heavily on buyers’ first impressions. The statistics prove over and over that staging a home to be its most appealing can, and will, sell a home faster and for a higher price.

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Contact Premier Team @ 703-342-8100

Gene Mock, Associate Broker, Premier Team, Keller Williams Realty

Monica Mock, Sales Consultant & Home Stager, Premier Team Keller Williams Realty

Gene Mock Realtor http://northernvirginiarealty.com/

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International Investment in Washington DC

International Investment in Washington DC

What You Should Know About Washington DC Real Estate Investments

Living in the nation’s capital means living in one of the top international real estate markets. International investors from countries like Korea, China, and Saudi Arabia are vying for the next big commercial real estate investment. This situation has been driving prices and returns higher and higher each year since 2011. 2015 is poised to be another banner year for Washington DC’s international real estate investor interest. So why is Washington DC so appealing to foreign investors and who are these foreign investors?

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  • Washington D.C. is home to 176 embassies making it an entry point for foreign interest to not only capitalize on commercial real estate investment returns but also to take up residency. High-end downtown condos and Georgetown single family homes have increasingly come under foreign ownership. Foreign investors seek to take advantage of Washington D.C.’s real estate market strength while gaining access to some of the best global banking networks and far-reaching nonprofits.
  • Foreign investors are also attracted to Washington D.C.’s small businesses. With 2015 international focus on tech related start-ups and established real estate firms, D.C.’s economic development is thriving. The D.C. business and development authorities are catering to this international investment demand by forming strategic partnerships with China and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds.
  • International investors favor established real estate investments. Not only are foreign investors taking part in new construction, they are also seeking fully leased spaces that turn consistent profits. Downtown office buildings are especially appealing whether new construction or existing properties.

XXXL Modern Blue Glass Office Building, Rosslyn, Virginia

Washington DC Has Had a 200% Increase in Commercial Transactions

While Washington D.C. has always been a melting pot of cultures given its geopolitical reach, this renewed international real estate demand creates interesting contrasts between downtown Washington D.C. and the suburbs. While the downtown commercial real estate deals are turning the highest profits ever, D.C. suburb returns remain stagnant with high vacancy rates. The overall effect of this shift has pushed average commercial transactions up over 200% in the last decade while suburban vacancy rates have increased by 10%. Real estate insiders are hopeful that the trickle-down economics of large sums of money from foreign investors will make Washington D.C.’s real estate market more and more attractive overall.

Too Many Global Dollars Are Chasing Too Few Appealing Opportunities Worldwide

From Asia to the Middle East, depressed D.C. commercial and residential real estate prices offer excellent chances for big returns. While foreign investment is not at the same level it was before the economic down turn of 2008, international investors continue to be enticed by real estate for its higher yield versus perceived lower risk. There are many theories on why foreign dollars are being injected into the Washington D.C. real estate market, but one thing remains certain after The Great Recession – there are too many global dollars chasing too few appealing international investment opportunities.

Contact us @ Premier Team, Keller Williams Realty 703-342-8100 for more information, at no obligation.

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