Terence Jochum

License#: SA665675000

Preparing Your Home for Sale

When listing your property it is crucial to follow a proven method that works. The better you prepare your home, the more quickly it will sell and for top dollar among comparable properties. Next comes photography and it needs to be amazing. We use experienced professional photographers and stagers for all of our listings. We are highly involved with both steps to make sure every room and every photo looks fabulous. More than ever buyers choose homes they love online then go tour the home to verify they want to make an offer.

Additional staging is not always necassary if your home is occupied and furnished. In some cases we use light staging to enhace existing furniture. When that is the case we still make proven recommendations on how to prepare the house for showings. Much of it is common sense but surprisingly some is not! 

Below are examples of staging and photography managed by Terence for some of his recently sold listings in 2019 and 2020. Our best advice when choosing a Realtor is to interview them and ask how involved they are with the ground level property preparation and photography. Even with luxury listings we see poor decisions in these areas. Is it possible for a Realtor to have too much business for your own good? It definitely is. Our phlosophy is to provide quality work by focusing on the properties we have instead of getting as many listings as possible. Quality over quantity.

All of the properties below sold sooner than the average DOM (days on market) in their respective price points and zip codes. Most sold at or above asking price attributable to good planning and preparation. When you list a property and the buyer showings begin, you are already in the final two minutes of the game. Do it right and you will have a strong finish!


This Paradise Valley Home sold in 38 days! We used existing furniture combined with quite a bit of staging.



This North Scottsdale Home sold in 4 days and $6,000 over asking price! We used existing client furniture combined with a lot of rearrangement and added light staging.


This McCormick Ranch Scottsdale Home sold in 30 days for full asking price! This entire home was staged. 


This Phoenix Condo sold in 17 days for $12,000 over any other one bedroom condo in the history of the complex! 




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