In today’s competitive real estate market, it is more important than ever to make a great first impression online. Did you know that 93% of home buyers go online to search for homes? And of those individuals, 87% found photos to be the most useful feature when shopping online (NAR 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers). At Castle Hills Real Estate, we are dedicated to making your home shine and stand out with professional photography, staging and virtual video tours that we include in our marketing strategy!
Another important part of presenting your home for the online buyer is staging! We include our staging services with all listings. The purpose of staging is to enhance the desirability of your home to appeal to more potential buyers. We help guide sellers by recommending items and pieces that should be packed away and often help reorganize furniture as well as supplement with our own décor pieces! By staging a home, we make the home ready for professional photography, making sure each room will show better in photos and in person! We also provide light staging touches for vacant properties, as viewing photos of room after empty room can be boring. We use décor items to help buyers differentiate between rooms and provide warmth to an otherwise empty house. See more examples of our staging here!
Lastly, with the pandemic and many buyers shopping from home, virtual tours have become an essential part of real estate. In 2019, 42% home buyers found virtual tours very valuable in their home search. A virtual tour gives potential buyers an opportunity to “walk-through” the home online and get a feel for the property’s layout and floorplan, beyond what can be seen in photos. We have always provided virtual video tours with all of our listings to help our sellers appeal to online and out-of-town buyers. Here is one of our latest virtual video tours!
If you are looking to sell your home, let us help you make your listing stand out with beautiful staging, professional photography and video tours. Give us a call today at (214) 449-1022 for any questions about our services.
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