Presentation of Your Mission Viejo House is Crucial!

Presentation is one of the three most important aspects which will determine how quickly your Mission Viejo house will sell in any real estate market.Staged Bedroom 2  Much like the organic produce that is piled neatly in handy bins at the grocery store, and the way the makeup is displayed on the mirrored counters at the department store, you must be just as thoughtful and creative regarding the presentation of your house when it comes time to sell it.   Here are three examples of the choices you can make to improve the presentation of your Mission Viejo house.

Make sure you are presenting a clean Mission Viejo house.  The grocery store doesn’t let rotten tomatoes leave streaks of ooze and seeds trail down the display cases.  The department store doesn’t allow broken chunks of lipstick to linger on the mirrored counters.  No way!  They are both cleaned daily, if not more frequently.  “Clean up on aisle 12” can be heard occasionally over the intercom system for those emergency situations.  You must have the same approach to the presentation of your house when it comes time to put it on the market.  Clean everything!  Clean the counters, carpets, cabinets, closets, doors, drawers, mirrors, windows, drapes, blinds, and everything else.  And once you’re through cleaning, you may need to repair, replace, remove wall paper, repaint, and re-carpet.  Noticeable stains, scratches, chips, tears, and gaping holes in the dry wall are mental triggers to a buyer that you’re presenting damaged goods.  If you have the budget, replace the stained carpet, repaint the chipped and stained walls and cabinets, and patch the holes in the dry wall.  Today’s buyers expect perfection, and when the presentation is something less than that, they begin to deduct from their opinion of the value of your Mission Viejo house for sale and create resistance to even making an offer.

Staged Kitchen Brown Green WhiteMake sure your Mission Viejo house is staged to show off what you have to offer to buyers.  De-clutter and de-personalize are the first steps in this approach to the presentation of your house.  Then you have to arrange and accent.  Some sellers these days choose to store much of their own furniture and hire a staging firm to re-decorate their house.  Don’t sell or give away your furniture leaving your house empty – that presents a sense of abandonment and sadness, which are not the ideal emotions to conjure up among your pool of prospective buyers.  You’re job in the presentation of your house is to make it as emotional as possible to the largest pool of buyers as possible.

And lastly, the photos of your Mission Viejo house need to be in perfect focus, with the appropriate lighting for the setting and the time of day, taken from the best angles and with the correct color saturation.  If you and your agent are not capable of producing such photos, hire a professional immediately.  A professional photographer, one who specializes in shooting homes for sale, is essential to the presentation of your Mission Viejo house.  These pros have wide angle lenses, special flash attachments, and those special lighting umbrellas. They know how to shoot the bathrooms without getting blinding glare from the mirrors and how to diffuse the blazing sun coming into your kitchen window.  And consider a drone.  A video of your sparkling clean, strategically staged house will boost the presentation of your Mission Viejo house to the next level.

I’m Leslie Eskildsen, your local Realtor.  Helping you make the right move.

Call me or text me anytime.  949-678-3373.

Or email me.  Leslie@LeslieEskildsen.com

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