Many buyers can't envision a home's potential and/or they want their next home to be 100% turnkey. The Brydon & Ives will expose your property’s hidden potential which will drive in more buyers and a higher sales price.
In today’s environment, buyers are looking online for their next home. Your home’s first impression needs to make a statement. If they don’t like what they see, they will move their cursor to the next property. We want them to stop at yours!
Lisa has a unique eye for design and space. Our team has earned a stellar reputation for being able to:
We are committed to excellence in execution from concept to completion. The Brydon & Ives team manages the entire process with remarkable results at no additional cost to you. Proven results: Our listings consistently sell quickly and for top dollar.
Lisa Brydon and Kristi Ives are two of the most professional and skillful real estate agents we have worked with in over 30 years and 7 moves. We recently successfully sold our house for an amount higher than we expected. We attributed this to their recommendations as to what changes we should make to our home to update it. Their recommendations were reasonable and when requiring contractor services, they managed every step of the process removing that stress from our plates. Their marketing of our property was also top-notch. The best part, they did it all with a smile and positive attitudes that were infectious.
Your home might be beautiful. Maybe it is immaculate, stylishly appointed to suit your tastes or highly upgraded with the finest materials and features. Perhaps it is all of these things. But, unless you are one in a thousand, it is not “staged.”
Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that has gained steam as Agents and Sellers have discovered the many benefits. The reality is that the moment you commit to marketing your home for sale, you need to commit to transforming your home into a place that potential buyers can easily picture as their home. This means that you need to be prepared to emotionally detach.
Your home speaks to you, but what is it saying to your potential buyer? Our homes are personal, yet how we live is not how we sell. Our homes represent who we are and showcase all the stuff we have accumulated over time that speaks to us. The goal of staging is to make the home speak to everyone else, in a compelling and positive way.
True, clutter is just another perpetrator of distraction. More importantly, your clutter may be sending a message that you don’t have enough space. Most kitchen counters are the home to a toaster, a toaster oven, a coffee pot, a butcher block of knives, a canister of utensils and a bowl of random items of fruit. This arrangement is functional, but to a buyer it might suggest a lack of cabinet space to properly store these items.
Too often the tendency is take the process personally, but you shouldn’t. The Stagers job is to make sure your appointments don’t upstage the home itself. Make no mistake… professional staging is an inconvenience and your daily routine may be turned, at least temporarily, upside down. It can be unsettling as you watch your life rearranged to suit the tastes of others, but if selling your home in the shortest amount of time and for the most money is your goal, it is precisely those "others” who should be your focus.
This experienced team prides itself on their unparalleled levels of service combined with a unique and informed perspective of the market, specifically the East Bay cities: Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda.