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What do you do differently to sell the property compared to other agents?
Besides being a national brand and having our listings go to more than 500 websites, we have our own website that captures buyers. We are able to show the seller the number of buyers who are looking for homes matching theirs.

Unlike other agents, we pay for professional staging and photography. Many agents don’t have this option, but statistics show homes that have been professionally staged sell faster.

How much does a professional stager cost?

When we bring in a professional stager, initially they will walk through the home which costs $100-$200. If more extensive actions are needed, such as painting or refurnishing, the stager will discuss with the seller what they would like to do.

A professional photographer costs around $200-$400.

How is the sellers’ market?
There are a lot of buyers on the market because of the low interest rates, but there is a low inventory of homes as well. The limited choices buyers have allow sellers to price their homes higher.