Real Estate White-Boxing

If you’ve kept up with the latest trends in real estate you may already be familiar with a strategy known as “white-boxing.” Under usual home buying/selling circumstances both parties are familiar with the staging of homes listed on the market–fully furnished, complete with a fresh coat of paint, and/or updated fixtures and flooring. White-boxing means everything is completely removed from the home to appeal to the buyer’s imagination, a blank canvas if you will. The strategy allows prospective home buyers to start from scratch–dreaming up numerous layout possibilities and floor designs.

White-boxing may not be for all properties and buyers. There must be something enviable about the property that will get buyers to overlook the current condition of the home–whether it’d be a wonderful location, the views, or even the Blue Ribbon school district. Another thing to consider: if a home is white-boxed, buyers will not be able to move in immediately. Depending on how much work needs to be done it could take up to 1 to 2 years, so a buyer who plans to gut their house and put their customizing touches on it will more than likely benefit from