"A solid partnership between a real estate agent and an interior designer is primordial, especially in the luxury market, and is an aspect that sets top agents apart from the rest." - Michael Perez
As an interior designer, I have close relationships with many real estate agents, as well as my clients.
When some of my clients have decided to sell their homes, they have asked me to consult with them regarding what must be done in order to get their home ready to be put on the market.
We make a plan and coordinate the work, so they can quickly get their home market ready.
Others have taken me with them when they had narrowed their search down to advise them on which home would be the better choice for their lifestyle.
I can offer suggestions to them about how we can turn a house into their home - tailor-made for them.
Real estate and interior design go hand-in-hand.
Whether a homeowner or developer is selling his or her property, the value of an interior designer can never be understated.
The same can be said about someone who is looking to purchase a property as well.
Interior Designers can visualize the space in ways that clients don't typically have the ability on their own.
We can see the hidden potential in an existing home and provide ways to covert the space or enhance it within the given footprint.
With an interior designer as part of your real estate team, we can help you maximize the potential of a home and help real estate agents increase their sales.
We sat down with real estate expert, Michael Perez from The Agency in Beverly Hills to discuss the role that interior designers can facilitate in helping real estate agents sell more luxury homes and how to set yourself apart from the competion in this market.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SELL YOU HOME, HOW CAN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER HELP YOUR REAL ESTATE CLIENT?
A homeowner who has decided to sell their home will need to make it presentable, and could even go so far as to make it spectacular.
Whether the property is a multi-million dollar estate or a modest home, a great real estate agent understands that the house should look its best.
The house should be de-cluttered and then edited after having been lived in for so many years.
An interior designer could be called upon to refresh the space, and have it stand out from the rest of the homes on the market.
IF YOU ARE A DEVELOPER, HOW CAN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER BE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE SALE OF YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT OR REMODEL?
Developers of a new construction house or remodel, after having spent so much time and effort on their creation, understand that they only has one chance to make a grand first impression and entrance on the open market stage.
A savvy real estate agent would propose to call upon the services of a reputable interior designer.
The designer could elevate the space by proposing how the house should be staged, which in turn would further raise to an impressive level the photographs and promotion of the property.
The new project would achieve a level of bespoke design inside and out.
IF YOU ARE A BUYER, HOW CAN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER HELP YOU WITH THE PURCHASE OF A NEW HOME?
The involvement of an interior designer when one is buying their home has its own advantages, which cannot be denied.
If a home buyer has narrowed his or her search down to two or three homes, including a designer in that process helps the homebuyer envision themselves living there.
The designer would advise how each home could answer the homebuyer’s need and lifestyle.
A designer could walk into a home that is a complete tragedy and re-imagine what it could be.
Remember, a collaborative partnership between a real estate agent and an interior designer is a key component, especially in the luxury market, and is an aspect that sets top agents apart from the rest.