It can be difficult for us as homeowners to imagine our home looking any other way than it does now. It is finished according to our tastes with each room being personalized to meet our needs.
When it comes to selling your home quickly and profitably, home staging is a crucial piece of the puzzle.
Home staging consists of getting your home fully prepared for sale by making it as appealing as possible to the largest number of homebuyers. It involves professionals coming in and editing the décor so that it appears larger, brighter, warmer and more attractive overall. The idea is to make it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves living there.
It’s difficult for buyers to imagine themselves living in a home filled with someone else’s family photos and knick-knacks. What staging does is neutralize the home so that people can picture themselves living there. Professional home stagers are skilled in the art of getting homes ready to put on the market. They improve the flow, remove the clutter, and rearrange the furniture to maximize the size of each room and make it as appealing as possible. The goal is for your home to make the best possible first impression on everyone that sees it.
The first thing 92% of people looking to buy a home do is to go online and view listings, then they decide which homes to visit in person. This is why it’s so important that your home shows well in photographs, and why it needs to be staged.
Before every home I list for sale, I arrange for a staging consultation, preparation, and professional photography to ensure it is ready to list on the MLS, be marketed online, and shown in person.
Below are the steps to staging your home:
The consultation will start with our professional designer partner touring your home inside and out, followed by a candid conversation regarding the various options. Our designer will recommend what changes would need to be made for best results. Our professional designer will look at your home with fresh eyes and with years of experience to come up with a plan that will appeal most to potential buyers.
In all likelihood, it will cost you nothing to stage your home. We offer home staging consultation as a free service and our goal is to work with the furnishings and accessories already in your home. In some cases, you may want to update the paint colors in some rooms and/or buy new bedding. These would cost very little compared to the difference they could make in how fast the house sells and for what price.
Once your home is staged, our professional real estate photographer will arrange to take photos. This will be completed before your listing is posted online. It is vital that your home be fully prepared for the photo shoot so that any potential buyers looking online at the photos and video tour get the best possible impression.
Marketing your property means so much more than creating an MLS listing and putting a sign in the yard. Home staging is something that puts your best foot forward while also empowering the viewers to begin to envision themselves living there and making it their home.
Once your home is staged and photographed, it is creatively promoted through a variety of digital channels, collecting thousands of impressions from potential buyers.
Put your best foot forward and get in touch with me for a selling consultation today!