Listing Preparation

From recommending repairs and updates to styling your home, The Markel Group guides you on the most effective strategy to align with your budget and goals.

Listing Prep

Your home is one of your most important assets. When preparing to sell, some homes just need a spring-cleaning or a fresh coat of paint, and others benefit from design updates and repairs. When The Markel Group lists your home, you will receive guidance on the most effective updates to invest in that will align with your budget and goals.

Your home will stand out above the rest!


In our experience, performing a “Pre-Inspection” during the Listing-Prep phase (and then making the necessary repairs) will help to remove any surprises that my present themselves during Inspection while Under Contract.

The Markel Group Experience

Top ROI Projects

Refinished wood floors (147%)
New wood floors (118%)
Insulation upgrade (100%)
Basement conversion (86%)
Attic conversion (75%)
Kitchen remodel (67-75%)
Bathroom remodel (71%)

National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2022

Why Prepare?

In our experience, when Sellers take the time to make repairs and perform updates prior to Listing, the impression given to Buyers is that the home has been well-maintained and will likely not have as much in the way of deferred maintenance.

The Markel Group Experience
For out-of-town Sellers, we project managed a landscaping overhaul and numerous updates including new carpet, interior/exterior paint, a few repairs, and design elements.

Importance of Staging

Staging a home not only attracts more buyers, but it also has the potential of increasing your profits and decreasing the time your home will spend on the market. When The Markel Group lists your home, you will receive staging and styling advice that will accommodate your needs.

We showcase your home to look its best!

Time is Money

Buyers form an opinion about a home in about 7-10 seconds. Our job is to make it a good one.

54% of Listing Agents say staging a home decreases the time a home spends on the market.

National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2019

Agent Input

47% of Buyers’ Agents cited that home staging had an effect on most buyers’ view of the home.

23% of Agents reported a ~1-5% increase in sales price -vs- comparable non-staged homes.

National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2021

Why Stage?

82% of Buyers said staging made it easier to visualize a home as their future home.

Staging has the most impact on: living room, primary bedroom, and the kitchen/dining room. 

National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2022
Staging the home capitalized on the already stunning woodwork and expansive space in preparation for professional photos.