You may have heard about buying or selling a home ‘off-market,’ but what does that actually mean? An off-market home is a property that is for sale but not made available to the general public through the multiple listing services (MLS). It may also be referred to as a “pocket listing”.
As agents, we run into buyers that believe they will have an advantage over competing buyers if they chose to work directly with the listing agent. On one level it makes sense, but is it really in the best interest of the buyer?
If you’ve been to an open house in the last decade, you’ve definitely heard someone ask “Is this home staged?” Or maybe it’s just the definitive “This must be staged!” But how well do you really understand what home staging is and why it may make a difference in the sale of your home?
What is Staging?
Quite simply, staging is preparing a home to go on the market. When you stage, you want to make the home as appealing as possible to as many prospective buyers as possible. This helps a Seller to garner the highest possible price on their sale.Read More