Staging Your Home
The Whit Harvey group knows that staged homes look better, sell faster and demand a higher asking price than those that are not. From the front curb to the furthest corner of the basement, getting a home market-ready is their first priority with every new listing.
90% of home-buyers begin their search online. As a result of the online search, 76% of them drive by and 62% walk through. This means that curb appeal is a MUST. First impressions might be the only impression you get if your home does not have a welcoming entrance.
Staging a home is not just about making it look good; it is about making it easy to sell by eliminating potential problems. The owner must immediately address anything that might come up in a home inspection. Water in the basement, peeling paint, cracked sidewalks; gutter repair and structural issues should all be fixed before the home goes on the market.
Of course, homeowners can do staging themselves. They can start de-cluttering immediately. Rent a storage unit and put extra furniture in it to open up rooms and make them look more spacious. Then, start to pack. The client is moving anyway, so why not start the process now?
The advantage of using the Whit Harvey team is their experience and their willingness to take on the responsibility of staging from beginning to end. They take the burden off the homeowner by:
bringing an objective view to the home
making a list of suggested improvements
setting realistic expectations that the owner is comfortable with
working with a professional stager
having access to a huge network of people to help – organizers, packers, painters, electricians, landscapers and handyman services
overseeing all improvements
The Whit Harvey Group will submit a prioritized list of suggested improvements, and the owner simply needs to decide what they want to do and how much they can spend, and they will take care of it. The owner never has to work directly with any of the contractors, they handle it all.
“There is nothing worse than having a contract withdrawn because the inspector found something that should have caught before listing a home. We make sure that doesn’t happen to our sellers.” – Whit Harvey
Marketing Your Home
The Whit Harvey Group has over 80 years of combined experience in Baltimore area real estate. We know how to use today’s technologies and social media marketing to ensure high visibility for your property in the following ways.
Staging advice on how to make the best of your home’s assets
Full-color, professionally printed marketing brochure for your home
Featured listings on our website with large photos of all aspects of the property
Print advertising in appropriate publications
Broker open houses
Advertising on Social Media sites
For a senior and their family, the move to a new home can be challenging. The Whit Harvey Group has a caring, considerate and supportive process for managing this process. It starts with an evaluation of our client’s needs and ends at their new home. Between those two points are a thousand little details—and we take care of all of them, because it’s our job, and it saves your time.
“Our years of experience helping our clients prepare and sell their homes can make the difference between a potentially stressful experience and a smooth transition to a new life.” – Whit Harvey
The Whit Harvey Group has good relationships with local retirement communities and assistant living facilities. They understand that timing is essential. A senior homeowner may be waiting for the “perfect” living arrangement to become available, and the team is always ready to work within their schedule – whether it is a year or two in the future, or immediately – they will make sure that things go according to plan and stress is kept to a minimum.
“When it came time to move my parents to a senior community, my sister and I were overwhelmed with the amount of work that needed to be done in order to get their house market-ready. My mother was beginning to panic over how to get everything done until The Whit Harvey Group took over. From organizing my parents’ possessions and hiring contractors to paint the exterior, to mulching the front garden, their help was invaluable, and everything went smoothly.”