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Use "Mini-Staging" to Sell Your Home Faster

by Jeremy Larkin

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Hi. I’m Jeremy Larkin and you’re watching Go St. George TV.

Hey everybody. Jeremy Larkin here, CEO of the Larkin Group, Director of Home Sales. I’m in a vacant home. You’re saying, “What is this?” Please forgive the poor quality video. One of the conversations we have often is about the idea of staging.

We know from statistics that a staged home sells on average across the country four percent faster – excuse me, up to four percent more money and significantly faster. This is a home in Hurricane City that we sold in four days, full price, cash offer.

Now it’s in a price point that’s fairly competitive. But I want to tell you what we did. We did what’s called a mini stage. A mini stage is where we come in and we take a vacant home and our home stager comes in and places some of these cute, colorful staging items on all countertops, kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room, just to give it a little bit of flavor and help the home stand out. We have other real estate agents who are showing their buyers tell us it makes a big difference.

The other option, you could fully stage your home. A typical home stage is $1500 to $2000 in the front end and then $500 a month thereafter.

So part of listing your home with the Larkin Group so we can get it sold is we include a two-hour consultation with our home staging consultant and that costs us money out of pocket. But if your home is vacant, she’s going to come in here and do a mini stage. I will show you the …

So here we are in the master bathroom. Again, some clean, fresh, white towels on there, plant there on the countertop and a couple of soap dispensers and what it really does is it causes the area to pop. It gives a little bit of character and we sold this home again in four days full price cash and the agent who brought the buyer said very helpful.

So again one of the ideas that you might want to consider especially with a vacant home if you’re getting ready to sell it is a mini stage like we’ve talked about out here in Fox Hollow at Hurricane. It could make a huge difference in your home looking like just another vanilla box and maybe something kind of cool.

Until next time, I’m Jeremy Larkin. If you have any questions, reach out to us online 24/7. We will be happy to answer them, saying we know this town.

Santa Clara Heights Foreclosure Auction

by Jeremy Larkin

Foreclosure Auction. It’s tough to not click on the title like that, right?

This cute little Fannie Mae property will soon be sold via online Foreclosure Auction (www.Auction.com) in coming weeks. Located in popular and scenic Santa Clara Heights, it will be a phenomenal Investment opportunity with BRAND NEW Carpet & Paint! The hillside location is awkward for some, but just what the Doctor ordered for others as it offers great views and cul-de-sac setting - ideal for families looking for peace, quiet and little to no traffic!

2602 Peach Circle Foreclosure Auction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Clara Heights, affectionately known by locals as “the Heights”, is an incredibly popular and well-established area. Originally it was populated almost entirely by younger families, but over time has evolved into a location for all ages. Santa Clara Elementary is situation right in the heart of the heights, Lava Flow Intermediate to the Northwest, and Snow Canyon Middle / High Schools just East.

While in Santa Clara for the Foreclosure Auction, be sure to take a leisurely drive down good ol’ fashioned Santa Clara Drive, a tree-lined, idyllic strip winds through old Santa Clara City. And make sure to stop by Frei’s Fruit Market for some fresh peaches or even their home-made chips n’ salsa!

Flooring, foundation and flat work in this home show visible signs of cracking, settling or other structural issues. Buyer should be aware of these issues and do the proper research prior to submitting an online bid.

Pre Foreclosure Auction Public Open House Dates:

November 19th: 11-4 PM

November 20th: 11-4 PM

November 26th: 11-4 PM

Auction Date: ​12/9/11. To register and bid, click here: ​Santa Clara Heights Foreclosure Auction Registration

Obviously Buyers can take a run at any Foreclosure Auction with, or without a licensed Real Estate Professional on their team. Of course I’m going to tell you “with” – I’m a Realtor, right? But from a logical perspective, I wouldn’t make wild investments in companies or industries I didn’t’ know anything about. Why would a Buyer want to put $50, $100k or MORE into a piece of property without the representation of someone who does this Professionally...FULL TIME!?!?

Here’s a piece we wrote last year about the “what, where, when, and how” of these auctions: St. George Bank Foreclosure Auctions

That said, contact Michelle Evans of the Larkin Groupmichelle@gostgeorge.com / (435) 862-2320, for more details or information on Santa Clara Real Estate, or this Foreclosure Auction.

 

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