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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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Objections to Staging - How to Get Your Clients On Board

why stage? Dec 02, 2020

You know that BY Design staging sells your listings for more money and faster. But, your clients don't sell houses every day and might not be familiar with home staging. Here is your script to get them on board.

Zig Ziglar taught that every sale has 5 basic obstacles: 

  • No Need
  • No Money
  • No Hurry
  • No Desire
  • No Trust

Let's take a look at each of those and explore some appropriate responses. This is your script for handling each situation.

No Need

The seller may say something along the lines of "I didn't stage my last house and it sold fine," or "My home was professionally decorated," or "It looks clean and open since it is vacant."

The market has changed and, thanks to HGTV, Pinterest, Houzz, etc, buyers now expect more. They want to be 'wow'ed.

Buyers stay in a vacant home an average of 5 minutes but will linger in a furnished home an average of 40 minutes. This is important because the National Association of Realtors says that the longer a buyer remains in a home, the...

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How to Get Faster and Higher Offers on San Antonio Real Estate Listings

why stage? Nov 09, 2020

By Michele English - Lead Vacant Stager, BY Design Home Staging

As a stager, I think I get as excited about an offer on BY Design staged properties as the Realtors. Sometimes I literally jump up and down when a ‘challenging’ house is sold quickly due to artful staging.

This past month I had one of those staging experiences that made me wish I could do cartwheels! A staged home with at least 11 offers in less than 2 days and in a bidding war. What?

And it gets better… we staged the same property several years before and had 4 offers in the first 24 hours back then.

Read on to learn how YOU can get faster and higher offers on San Antonio real estate listings, just like this one!

About 5 years ago, BY Design Home Staging had the opportunity to ‘flip’ this house. After about six weeks of removing the floor and replacing it, sanding, scraping, painting (click here to find the BEST white paint color for your listing), and remodeling...

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Episode 3 -- The Painful Wait for Your Commission Payout at Closing

why stage? Jul 03, 2019

Real Estate agents have a lot of costs up front and you don't get paid until the home closes. That wait for the commission payout at closing can be so painful! But, it doesn't have to be that way!

When the home is prepared for sale RIGHT the first time, it doesn't sit on the market. It SELLS!

So what does it mean to prepare a listing for sale?  We have created a step by step video (below) for you to share with your clients so that their home looks its very best for the MLS photos and for every showing. 

Need a specific custom consultation for your occupied listing or FREE bid for your vacant listing?  Call us today to get results for your clients!  210-722-1633  www.bydesignsa.com


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Free Downloadable Infographic

Download our latest tool to educate your clients and get them on board with the benefits of staging. The PDF can be printed front and back and is full of compelling statistics on staging.