Property Preparation by Talbot Team
One common question we get from sellers is: Can I live in my house while selling it? Our Answer: Yes! Of course you can! BUT, your home should still look as close to “prepped and staged” as possible. In order to achieve the highest sale price possible when living in your home, we give the following advice:
1) Declutter and depersonalize
2) Remove large furniture
3) Upgrade your lighting
4) Step up your curb appeal
5) Make showings EASY
Andrew and Katie, the sellers of 247 Oakes Blvd, needed the proceeds of their home sale to qualify and purchase their second home. Instead of having them move out to prep and stage the property, we gave them an extensive home staging checklist, and they got to work. They spent less than $500 on items that they will get to take to their new home (and a few light fixtures that will stay behind). We helped arrange furniture and added in our own staging decor and accessories. The results were incredible! Andrew and Katie left town for two weekends to accommodate over 60 showings! They received 14 offers. The winning offer landed 40% (!) over asking price and a 59-day FREE rent-back period, so they could search for their new home without having to do an extra move.
We are extremely communicative, tech-savvy, and knowledgeable of the latest market and design trends. In addition, we are one of the few Green Certified real estate teams in the Bay Area.