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HGTV is Affecting the Sale of Your Home

February 26, 2014 - Updated: February 26, 2014

Today’s home buyers have higher expectations than ever, looking to be dazzled by chic model homes, rather than “lived-in” homes, thanks to the advent of HGTV (Home and Garden Television).

A young couple in their early thirties are looking to buy their first home. During their buyer’s consultation they tell us their list of must-haves.  “Move-in ready” is the first thing on the list. After inquiring about what this means to them, we realize this couple is looking for a showcase home.

We find a well-priced property with a premium lot and great layout, but we’re concerned it doesn’t have that model-home “wow” factor, and we are right. This fantastic home is dismissed by our buyers, because it’s a bit cluttered, not as clean as it could be, and has light green walls in the living and dining room. They tell us, “it doesn’t feel like home.”   Today’s generations of buyers are highly influenced by the types of homes showcased on
HGTV.  In SouthFields Village, with active builders still selling in the community, sellers also have to compete with the builder’s model homes, designed and decorated by professionals.

To get top dollar in today’s market, Staging and Interior Design Consultations have become essential services when preparing your home for sale.  If you’re thinking of selling, you cannot afford to be the house that gets overlooked, so be sure to choose a realtor who offers these services as part of their listing package.
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