Staging Tips To Get Your Home Sold

By Dina Sosa: Broker Ivester Jackson / Christie’s International Real Estate



Get a head start on packing and begin boxing up extras that are taking up space on your mantel, table surfaces, etc. Open spaces make a home seem roomier.



Many potential buyers are distracted by portraits of the sellers and miss out on key selling points of the home.


Keep soft and lyric free music playing in the background. We want buyers to concentrate on the home’s features.



Less is usually more in home staging. Keep decor simple, and definitely dismantle theme rooms. We want buyers to imagine their belongings in this space.

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Charlotte Market Update

Written by: Matthew Paul Brown

Matthew Brown
Matthew Paul Brown Real Estate Agent Christie’s International

As a leader in the luxury real estate market, we like to keep a pulse on the local area.

Monthly we run a report showing the active, pending, sales over the last 60 days, and sales over the last 60 days the prior year. We too report on the average showings in the major metropolitan areas.

On August 20, 2015, we ran the latest report.

In Dilworth there was an increase in active listing inventory in August of 27 homes over 500k, to a slight drop in home closings from 8 in August over 500k, to 17 closings in May over 500k.

It really indicates what a hot summer season we had in real estate.

The market is hot in Charlotte, NC. Beautiful Myers Park home located at 215 Ridgewood Dr.
The market is hot in Charlotte, NC. Beautiful Myers Park home located at 215 Ridgewood Dr.
Myers Park Charlotte Home Real Estate
Traditional Elegance on Beverly

In Myers Park the active inventory has tapered off to 50 homes over 500k from over 61 homes over 500k in May 2015.

Closings in the Myers Park community remain strong with 27 closings over 500k in August, and 29 closings in May over 500k.

These closings are all based on a 60 day period.

Montrose Court in Eastover
Montrose Court in Eastover

Eastover has remained consistent over the last several months. In August there were 18 homes on the market over 500k, with 7 homes that closed over 500k in the last 60 days.

In May, there were 20 homes on the market over 500k and 6 closings over 500k.


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Moving South into Ballantyne area, we found that the market actually has spiked in closings of homes over 500k.

In August there were 16 closings over 500k versus May there were only 6 closings over 500k.

Currently, there are only 36 active homes on the market over 500k.

In May 2015 there were 42 homes on the market over 500k.

Charlotte August Market Update 2015
Stats provided by Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc

Overall, we have experienced a big drop in showing activity across the entire region. However, we believe that the market will continue to perform in a positive direction with controlled growth.