Did you know Austin home buyers spend, on average, 5 minutes in a vacant home and 40 minutes in a furnished home? When you’re being relocated and need to take your furniture with you, often your home sits vacant while its on the market. Though professional staging is the ideal way to go, it can get pretty expensive. If professional staging is out of your budget, you have another option. The live-in home manager.
What’s a Live in Home Manager?
A live-in home manager is someone who moves into your home with their furniture while your home is on the market. They are screened by a professional staging company and trained to be ready at the drop of a hat to make your home show ready. The staging company ensures the home manager’s furniture is of an appropriate quality for your home’s price range.
Low or No Cost Home Staging
The best part about having a live-in home manager is it costs you little or nothing. Home managers bring their own furniture and pay the utilities and basic yard maintenance while they live in your home. They must not smoke or have pets and they must be willing to be ready to show your home in 15 minutes or less. On top of all this, you’ll also have the piece of mind knowing someone is looking after your home while you’re away.
Which Homes Do Home Managers Work Best For?
Most home managers put up with the inconvenience of living in a house that’s for sale because they can live in a bigger house in a nicer neighborhood than they’d be able to afford otherwise. Thus, homes in the higher price ranges tend to attract more home managers.
Vacant Home Staging
If you have a vacant home you are trying to sell, why not give a live-in home manager a try? It costs you nothing and you’re home will be more attractive to potential buyers. Its really a win-win for sellers.
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