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Reasons for Professional Staging Consultation from a Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Reasons for Professional Staging Consultation from a Licensed Real Estate Broker
by Dino Alexander, Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Dino Alexander, CEO, Duncan Avenue Group
Dino Alexander, CEO, Duncan Avenue Group

Home staging is a crucial marketing tool when you are planning to sell your home and to acquire the real worth of your property. It also increases the rate at which your house will sell and even attract multiple bidders with higher offers.

For quality and satisfying home staging services, it is essential to look for professional home staging consultation from an experienced and licensed real estate broker who not only has a great taste but also knows and understands why your house sells for a top dollar.

Dino Alexander, the principal broker at Alexander Maxwell Realty has years of experience in real estate sales and interior design and he knows exactly what you need to do to stage your Hudson Valley home in a way that will help you to sell it on top of the market. He will guide you and provide with priceless advice on how to stage your home right.

Reasons to choose staging consultation from a licensed real estate broker.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Improves Appeal and Marketability

The real estate broker will offer you with a plan for preparing and staging your home. In addition to that, there will provide recommendations on how a house should look online and advice on making your house more appealing. Staging captures the interest of the buyer and attracts online views that lead to more private showings.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Bar Area // Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Increase in objectivity

The perception of the homeowner and the buyer is different in terms how the house looks. Most owners believe their clients will love the house the way they see or perceive. However, that is not true sometimes, considering that with the help of a professional stager, you will get advice on how to prepare and showcase your house before the sale.

New Windsor, NY Interior Design and Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Living Room // New Windsor, NY Interior Design and Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Getting property-specific style and design advice

In many cases, homeowners can get overwhelmed with the home selling process or confused on the interior design/decor items that they need to work on to better appeal to potential buyers. Homeowners sometimes lack the knowledge of performing a task, and they may end up doing nothing and lose thousands of dollars of their home value at the end of the sale transaction.

On that note, the consultation of a licensed real estate broker will enable the homeowner to get the appropriate recommendations on the home staging based on the market research and not a blunt “this looks nice” approach.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Living Room // Granite Wall // Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Smart Costs

With consultation from a professional real estate broker, you will get to understand the actual costs of staging, what you need for staging and finally come up with a plan that will suit your budget. Plus, licensed real estate broker will not recommend you to spend any more on staging than the market dictates – this will ensure that your staging fee will be an investment, rather than a loss.

Infographic - Home Staging in Hudson Valley, New York.
Infographic – Home Staging in Hudson Valley, New York.
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Having Your Hudson Valley Home Professionally Photographed? What to Do Before the Photographer Arrives

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Having Your Hudson Valley Home Professionally Photographed? What to Do Before the Photographer Arrives.

by Maxwell Alexander, President, Chief Design Officer, Duncan Avenue Group

The real estate market in the Hudson Valley and around the Globe has been changing rapidly, and that has created some challenges for home sellers. It was not that long ago that searching for a home meant driving from New York City all the way to beautiful Hudson Valley neighborhoods, picking up flyers and sales packets and maybe stumbling upon an open house or two.

Cornwall / Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Studio
Cornwall / Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Studio

In the 21st century, home searches are more likely to start online while at lunch break in the office than in the family car. The ease of browsing real estate listings online is hard to beat, and potential buyers can scour dozens of listings in the time it would take to visit just one in person.

The shift to online home shopping has created both challenges and opportunities. If you understand how home buyers shop and what they are looking for, then you can make your listing stand out and rise above the rest. If you fail to put your home in its best light, would-be buyers could pass your home by as they do their online shopping.

Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography - Townsend Avenue - Newburgh NY 12550
Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography – Townsend Avenue – Newburgh NY 12550

Hiring a local Hudson Valley professional photographer is one of the best ways to make your home stand out. Duncan Avenue Real Estate  Photography Studio is your premier professional photography provider in the Hudson Valley area including Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester, Greene, Rensselaer, Columbia, Saratoga and Albany Counties. We’ll take care of making your online photographs stand out, but there are certain things you should do before the pro arrives. Here are the steps you should take while you wait for the photographer.

Secure Your Pets

If you have a dog that is aggressive, territorial or just protective, be sure to secure the animal long before the photographer is scheduled to arrive. We love dogs, and in fact, we’ve got two super hyper Jack Russell Terriers at home, however, they could definitely get in a way of making your home look good in the pictures, especially if they are so cute that it’s just way too distracting.

Even if your pets are not too aggressive, they could get in the way during the photo shoot. Placing your cats and dogs in the basement or garage is a courtesy you should extend to the professional who will be photographing your home.

Start a Fire

If your home has a fireplace, we would want to show it off. Be sure you have a roaring fire going in each of your fireplaces before the photographer arrives.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

A lit fireplace will not only make your home look inviting, but it also serves as proof that it’s working correctly. A fireplace can be a big selling point, so do not sell yourself short.

Light Some Candles

You can create a homey and inviting environment even if your home does not have a fireplace. Just pick your favorite candles, scatter them around the house and light them up when the photographer arrives.

A set of tapers on the table will create a romantic setting and make your finished photographs look great. A large pillar candle in the living room will create an inviting atmosphere and encourage browsers to take a look. Use your imagination, and ask your Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography Pro for other lighting ideas when he arrives.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Kitchen // Quartz Countertops // Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Light It Up

Speaking of lighting, turn all the lights on before the photographer’s scheduled arrival. If any light bulbs are burned out, take the time to replace them. Set the dimmers to full power so that your home looks as bright and airy as possible.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

You can let even more light in by rolling up the blinds and opening up the curtains. You want the space to be as bright and inviting as possible, and that brightness will come through in the finished photographs.

We will bring supplemental lighting with us to make sure all areas of your home look the best they can.

Clear Out the Driveway

We would want shots of the driveway, so remove any cars, trucks or other vehicles before the scheduled photo shoot. Be sure to park them well down the street, keeping the road in front of your home open as possible. Duncan Avenue Photography Studio is the only Real Estate Photography Studio that offers complementary FAA-licensed aerial/drone photography with every property or listing package.

Stay at the Designer Gem in the Beautiful Hudson Valley with Duncan Avenue Homes
Stay at the Designer Gem in the Beautiful Hudson Valley with Duncan Avenue Homes

Staging your Hudson Valley home for open houses and private showings is important, but making your home look great in the listing photographs may be even more important. You can think of your property listing photographs as a special kind of staging, one designed to draw the eyes of would-be buyers and get them to schedule a private appointment.

Make your appointment today at DuncanAvenue.com