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4 Ways to Increase Home Appraisal Value in San Antonio and Austin

When selling their homes, sellers obviously want to get as much money as they can. While sellers set the price, they aren’t in charge of how much their homes are worth. A home appraisal determines the value of a home, which depends on the market, quality, and size of the house, and other factors. However, there are several ways that sellers can increase home appraisal value in San Antonio and Austin.

Since home sales typically involve banks and loans, lenders are often the party that requires the appraisal. Home Appraising Group says “commonly, appraisers are hired by mortgage lenders to estimate the value of a home involved in a loan transaction.”

In order to get the highest value for a home, sellers need to make it appealing to both the potential buyer and the appraiser. Here are four steps to take to maximize a home’s appraisal value in San Antonio and Austin.

1. Invest in Staging

Both the interior and exterior of a home play a very...

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Trends to Get Rid of When Selling a Home in San Antonio or Austin

Did you know that millennials account for 25-40% of homebuyers in today's market (NAR)? These buyers have grown up with HGTV, Pinterest, Instagram, and IKEA. They are very style-conscious—even on their often limited budgets.

When staging in the trendy, millennial-friendly neighborhoods in San Antonio and Austin, BY Design Home Staging uses furniture and accessories that reflect popular styles. Read on to learn which trends to get rid of when selling a home in San Antonio or Austin. 

Don’t use ficus trees or English ivy. 

Everyone loves a good houseplant and the current trends are all about eco-friendly, healthy living. But those old ficus trees and English ivy pots are only collecting dust and reminding younger buyers of their grandma's house.

Ditch them for fresher alternatives. You can replace ivy with orchids and succulents, and ficus trees with olive and fiddle leaf fig trees. BY Design Home Staging's inventory features beautiful,...

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How COVID-19 Is Influencing Real Estate Trends in San Antonio and Austin

COVID-19 has had a large influence on real estate trends in San Antonio, Austin, and the surrounding areas. Since the pandemic began, people have spent more time than ever before inside their homes. As you can imagine, homeowners are starting to realize that their current home does not suit their new lifestyle and needs.

As a Realtor or Builder, it is imperative that your listings meet all the current design trends so they will sell quickly and for high profits. With wish lists shifting, home staging is a must. BY Design Home Staging will transform your listing to have exactly what your target buyer is looking for! Here are some of the trends buyers are looking for due to the impact of COVID-19.

Stage Defined Spaces Inside the Home

Modern, open concept floor plans are scaling back while traditional designs are making a comeback. With the entire family working, playing, learning, and living under one roof, people are realizing that a clear...

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Did They Teach You This? What Every Realtor Needs To Know


We interviewed HGTV star Abby Vasek and asked her what one of the biggest difficulties that realtors have. She shared with us that she feels that realtors don't really know how to prepare a home for sale and how to get the most money. 

Abby has good news! You don't need to know it all! You just need to know who to go to for help. When you bring us into the process as your secret superpower, BY Design Home Staging makes YOU look like the superhero to your clients. 

Give us a call today to get your listing sold for top dollar-- making YOU the Real Estate Rockstar! 210-722-1633

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