Home Managers Improve Buyer Experience in Houston
Finding the perfect home is just the first step for people looking to move out of their old space. Selling a home in Houston may not only be a stressful process, but it can take an emotional toll on the owners. Sellers who have already moved out of their property have to worry about pipes breaking in the winter, the heat going out before a showing, vandals, and animal infestation, to name a few. The homeowners, having started a life in their new home, may not have the time or ability to travel back and ensure their old property is in the right shape to catch the eye of a potential buyer. Showhomes Houston is working to match high-end vacant homes with Home Managers to ensure that these homes remain full of life and are taken care of.
Statistically, empty houses take much longer to sell and grab lower offers than furnished homes. An empty home tends to draw the eye immediately to its flaws, and there is something about seeing food in the pantry that really tugs on the emotions of potential home buyers. In a staged home, buyers can actually picture themselves living in the space as is. Home Managers in the Houston area are recruited, vetted and trained by Showhomes professionals to add a personalized touch, making a home look immaculate yet feel lived in for each showing (and for a fraction of normal staging costs!). They bring with them their own beautiful furniture, artwork and accessories, which Showhomes Houston Home Designers will use to redesign the entire house to make it appeal to all types of buyers.
Home Managers are:
Executives who have moved jobs
Families who are building their new home or exploring an area before committing to a move
Retirees ready to start their lives in a new, fantastic place
Someone going through family changes, such as a divorce
Anyone in a transitional phase of life looking for flexibility in living situation
With Home Managers, there are no lease requirements, Home Managers just have to agree to be ready for a showing between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM. During these hours, the house must be kept in show condition, and the manager must be prepared to disappear from the home at anytime, as a showing could occur with no warning. In return, Home Managers pay one-third to half the value of traditional rent in the home’s market plus utilities. The homeowners pay all taxes and take care of all landscaping and maintenance costs.
Home managers especially make a difference when high price homes sit on the market for long periods of time, but can help out homeowners at all price points. Showhomes has placed Home Managers in homes ranging from a price point of $200,000 to $12 million. Home Managers must be prepared to move out of a residence when a home is sold, but Showhomes may help offset moving costs if the manager is moving to another home in the franchise’s care.
Showhomes Houston specializes in consulting with homeowners, advising them how to sell their home for the best price in the shortest amount of time. In addition to providing Home Managers, Showhomes can offer advice on minor ways to fix up a home, such as paint color or other aesthetic details, and will also aid in decluttering and staging a home. If you are interested in learning about how a Home Manager can help you sell your home in Houston, or if you’re interested in becoming a home manager personally, call us today to hear about how the program can benefit you! 832-289-7513