What is professional staging?
Home Staging is using limited funds, practical creativity and extraordinary expertise to professionally prepare a home to sell so that it becomes infinitely more attractive to potential buyers, sells quickly and for more money. A professional home stager has the knowledge, talent and resources to objectively view the home as a product and highlight its assets while downplaying its flaws. The home seller has difficulty in viewing their home objectively, while many successful Realtors do not have the time or trade resources to properly stage a home. Visit my Services page for more details: Services Page
How much does it cost?
For as little as a $250 investment you will have all of the guidance you need to stage your home with the Detailed Staging Report and photos. The cost of having your home professionally staged is just a small fraction of what it would cost to keep your home on the market for more than a month, or for a typical agent-suggested price drop. Click here to see my Pricing.
The housing market is good, so why do I need to stage?
According to the National Association of Realtor's 2017 Staging Report, 58% of Seller's Agents believe that having a home professionally staged increased the value of the home from 1% - 20% while almost a third believe the staging increased the value of the home from 6% - 20%! For a small investment, even in a good market, why wouldn't you want to get the BEST PRICE for your most valuable asset?
Why can't I just stage my own home?
Home Owner's have styled their homes to best suit the needs and personalities of their family and are emotionally attached to the home. A professional Home Stager views the home as a valuable commodity that should be appealing to the highest number of potential buyers. My specialty is viewing the home objectively, enhancing the natural beauty of the home, downplaying less attractive areas and working with you and your Realtor to market the home effectively. Not to mention most home sellers don't "stage" homes everyday for a living. That’s what HSR Certified professionals are for and that is where the greatest returns come in. I also offer suggestions for those who feel that they can Stage their own home ~ See details here: DIY Plan
Can't home buyers use their imagination and look past my decor or empty rooms?
With so many homes on the market, Buyers are looking at photos on the internet before deciding which homes they want to tour. How many times have you flipped through a magazine, only stopping on a page to look at something attractive? Same goes with Buyers today. Of the 10% who can actually visualize the potential of a home that is not staged, most of them are "investors" who are looking for a good deal and will negotiate a lower purchase price. See my recommendations here: Furnishing Options
Putting your home on the Market to sell is stressful and can keep you tossing, turning and up all night. Over the years I have had the privilege of helping many home sellers calm their fears with simple solutions.
Here are my suggestions for the most common questions I am asked: