The Power of Home Staging
The power of home staging is strong and wonderful asset when listing a home. There are many reasons for
staging like marketing, selling faster and standing out from the competition. Staging allows for the home to be photographed beautifully. Professional photographers will capture the home and staging that will allow potential buyers to envision themselves in the home. Beautiful photos and staging will also help market your home more effectively and easier!
Homes that have been staged tend to sell faster and for more money. Staging will allow those buyers to see themselves in the home. The more people can see themselves in your home the better. Staging showcases and highlights the best parts of the home.
Hiring a professional stager can be helpful. Professional stagers will go through a series of courses and training as well as a certification process. Hiring a professional is easy and quick but the process can be daunting. Here are a few tips to hire the right stager for you!
+ Interview more than one
+ Make sure they have the experience to stage the home for your target market
+ Ask for references
+ Carefully review the contract for fees & rates
Most professional stagers go through classes, training and certifications. Stagers range in cost and may not be in the budget for everyone. If you can’t hire a professional, here are a few ideas and tips to stage your own home!
+ Focus on the main parts of the home — Master bed & bath, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room & Children or Guest Room.
+ Take off as many items off of the counters and sink areas
+ Remove colorful towels and replace with white or beige towels
+ Open blinds or curtains to let in natural light
+ Minimize items on shelves, tables and fireplace mantels
+ Move bulky furniture to allow for more walking space in rooms
+ Remove items from the walls — less is better when it comes to staging!
When in doubt, just pack up items. It is better to have a home with less items than too many and not allowing the home to shine!