The Gamache Team is pleased to have represented the sellers at 2023 Linden St., Livermore. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,058 sq foot home sold in early November for $700,000.
A turnkey home with updated flooring, an open kitchen with storage, fire sprinkler system and solar, this prime piece of property in a great location has so much potential.
We advertised it as a possible rental, ADU unit, or possibly converting it to a duplex.
In a market that is slower due to rising interest rates, a slowed economy, instability in the stock market, and some people returning to work in an office, not to mention entering into a traditionally slower market due to holidays, it’s important to make your home stand out.
We felt this home really popped with color and showed its best use of space by staging it. Without an eye for design or knowing what is “in” and out design, color, and print wise, many people make the mistake of not using staging and actually lose money on the sale of their house when they have to reduce it. Believe it or not, staging is actually cheaper than having to reduce the sale of your home.
To Stage or Not to Stage? That is the Question
A home that is staged always appears less cluttered, more put together, is more attractive, and allows the buyers to picture themselves in that home. It showcases the home’s functionality and use of space while creating an emotional connection with the buyer.
A home that is staged makes a great first impression and some buyers may overlook some of the property’s faults if the home is staged verse not staged (source).
According the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), “Staging is an investment that helps maximize the rate of return on the sale of the property—and usually costs less than the first price reduction. With an average investment of 1% of the sale price into staging, about 75% of sellers saw an ROI of 5% to 15% over asking price.”
Further, “A survey from the International Association of Home Staging Professionals shows that staging helps sell homes three to 30 times faster than the non-staged competition. Further, staging can help increase the sale price by up to 20% on average” (source).
Selling Your Home with The Gamache Team
If you are thinking about selling your Livermore, Pleasanton, or Dublin home, The Gamache Team will discuss with you our marketing which includes staging. In this market where the inventory is low, you still want your home to stand out.
Professional photographs, professionally written descriptions, staging, marketing, and advertising are all important strategies to use to get your home seen and sold.
We would be happy to talk to you about selling your Tri-Valley home. Please contact Dan by phone (925) 918-0332 or by email Dan@gamacheteam.com.