Spring makes me happy! I have never known anyone to say that they wish Spring would hold off for a few more weeks! I found a quote from Virgil A. Kraft that sums it up for me… “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”

Spring in the real estate world is our busiest time of the year. I’m sure every Realtor tells you that Spring is the optimum time to put homes on the market. All of us here at The DeLois Smith All Star Team are geared up and ready for the busy days ahead, but our stagers and marketing specialists are living up to our motto… “The All Star Difference” with new and exciting inspiration.

We have just purchased a new cutting-edge product that sets us apart from other agencies in our area. Our new 3D Walkthrough Camera is truly awesome and has the ability to do virtual tours of our listings with high-definition images in 3D. You must check out these amazing tours on our website, www.allstarteam.com/3DWalkthrough.

Another All Star difference is our staging service in which a free consultation from one of our professional stagers, Vickie Iverson and Kim Moore, is offered at the time of listing. As a matter of fact, the two have just returned from the International Real Estate Staging Convention in Las Vegas and are full of new knowledge and creative ways to make your home sell FAST!! Statistics prove that a staged home sells 50% faster and at a 6% higher selling price than one not staged. Believe it or not I have had many agents from other agencies tell me that they love to show a DeLois Smith listing because they know they will walk into a beautifully staged and clean home. As I was talking to one of my listing referrals while standing in line at Corner Market recently, I asked him what he thought about how fast his home sold. He said that he just did everything DeLois and Vickie told him to do and it sold in 3 weeks! Oh how we love sellers like him!

Another interesting fact for sellers is that for every dollar one spends for improving the condition of their home, they can expect to get $3 back! Improvements could be simple things like renting a storage unit to declutter your home while it is on the market or neutralizing some walls. Paint is cheap and makes a huge difference in the way your home shows. I know sellers are crunching numbers so maybe these statistics will ease your mind a bit when having to pay for improvements.

Remember, we want your home to sell just as much as you do, and that is why The DeLois Smith All Star Team thinks these investments are worthwhile and do make the “All Star Difference!”

Happy Spring!