Small Fixes, Big Impact.

If you need to sell your Tulsa homeBroken Arrow homeBixby homeOwasso home or Skiatook home fast and for good money, you can be sure that staging is the key to your success.

Today, we will focus on the small things, you know, these things that we don’t even pay attention to because we are so used to them! Staging doesn’t have to be a big expense. When people hear ‘staging’, they think ‘furniture, accessories, art, colors’. Yes, it’s true, these things are essential but before all this; small fixes and little touch ups can make a big difference for prospective buyers. Most of them are looking for a Tulsa home in move-in condition. They certainly don’t want to tackle one project after another and I am sure you’re not going to let these small details ruin your sale.

Here are a few examples:

  • Make sure that your shower curtain in 100% clean. If Tulsa buyers see a dirty shower curtain, they might think that it reflects the entire house. A nice white curtain makes a bathroom look impeccable. This is a very inexpensive staging tip.
  • One weekend you started putting up chair rail and molding in a room but didn’t finish. Well, it happens to everyone, but make sure you have no unfinished projects on open house day.
  • Your door bell doesn’t work? Remember, buyers will make up their mind very quickly so everything must be perfect! Installing a new door bell is really quick and inexpensive. (I recommend a wireless door bell). This, along with a freshly painted mailbox (if needed), will make a great first impression.
  • Don’t forget to fix any dripping faucet, replace broken doorknobs and clean dirty spots on carpeted areas. These little tricks will make your house do-it-yourself projects free for potential Tulsa buyers, and that’s just what they like!

Plus, you won’t have to worry about those little things anymore because they no longer exist!

Remember, staging is not about hiding the flaws of your Tulsa home but to showcase its best features.
Staging tip of the week: This is a DO NOT. Never put a rug on top of carpet when you stage your Tulsa homes for sale. Buyers could think that you are trying to hide something!

Good luck!
Virginie Gill, Certified Staging Expert
Owner of Voila Design

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Paul Wheeler’s Tulsa, OK Real Estate Update

Tulsa Real Estate Update- I’m getting a lot of questions about what’s happening in the market and wanted to give a brief overview of what I’m seeing out there. Currently, our pool of Tulsa home buyers is much smaller than it has been in the past and our listing inventory is fairly high. Five years ago, we had about 4000 homes on the market and this last winter we topped 8000. It’s the old law of supply and demand and we are in a strong buyers market which means theTulsa home buyers have more choices and this will tend to put a little downward pressure on prices. I still believe we not in a terrible selling market, just different and changing monthly. Everything is relative though and we are so much better off than the rest of the country. As far as the buyer market goes, I’ve never seen a better buyers market in my 17 years in the business.

So, is it a good time to put your Tulsa home on the market? I still think the answer is yes if you need to move.  This isn’t the market where you will make a million dollars on your Tulsa home sale, but you won’t need to give it away either. Our average market time is still only 28 days on the market for everything we are selling and our list to sales price ratio is right at 98%. If you do the right things, which are marketing aggressively, staging aggressively and pricing competitively, then you will still sell and sell quickly. Call me if you have any questions, we would love to help you in selling your Tulsa homesBroken Arrow homesBixby homesOwasso homes and Skiatook homes.

Warmest Wishes!

Paul Wheeler
Owner/ Broker
The Paul Wheeler Team at Accent Realtors
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Tulsa, OK 74135
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