Vacant Home Staging in Dallas – Does it make sense?
As some of you who follow my posts Know, I keep track of all the vacant homes that hit the market in the East Dallas, Oaklawn/Uptown and N. Dallas MLS areas.
Today for example I looked at all the vacant homes that listed in the month of November – 17 of them – in East Dallas. Of the 17 vacant homes that listed for sale in East Dallas in November 2013, as of today, 3 sold, 1 delisted – most likely due to lack of activity and interest, 1 is under contract and the remaining 12 are still on the market.
Statistically speaking, 70% of the vacant homes in East Dallas that hit the market in November 2013 have not sold yet and have at least gone thru one price reduction.
In addition think of how much the lack of a sale has cost these sellers in mortgage payments, taxes, HOA dues, utility and any other maintenance cost associated with owning a house.
The takeaway from this exercise in Home Selling? Don’t list your home vacant. You are reducing your chances of selling within 60 days by at least 70%. You are also reducing your chances of getting an offer at asking price when your house does not sell within a curtain timeframe. Instead follow the example of these two brilliant sellers in East Dallas who brought in Home Staging Dallas – Design by KETI to help sell their home in record time.
The house on top of the photo went under contract after two weeks of being marketed as a staged home (it had already sat on the market vacant for 6 months), and the one on the bottom sold within one week of being listed as a staged home at asking price.
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Keti Abazi, MBA, ASP, IAHSP
Owner and Creative Director of Design by KETI
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