Why Home Staging Sells

Why Home Staging Sells

What Is Home Staging? When you decide to list your home on the market, it becomes a product for sale. It has features, upgrades, some great benefits, and maybe even some things that need repair. To gain advantage over your competition, your home must be priced right and look better than all the other comparable homes that buyers will be viewing. Buyers today are purchasing based on the emotional connection they have with a property. The art of Home Staging emphasizes the positive features of your home, helps take the eye away from any negatives, and creates a space that reflects the lifestyle that the majority of buyers want to have.
Tempted To Leave A Home Vacant? Home Staging has been proven time and time again to add value to any real estate investment.
Potential buyers, and even renters too, have a difficult time imaging themselves living in an empty home. They are at a loss as to where the furniture should be placed, it can feel cold, and every flaw in the home will be magnified. In addition, most vacant rooms will seem smaller than they really are. For example, buyers may question if a king size bed and two end tables will fit in the master bedroom. Meanwhile, if the room was staged with these pieces already in place, there would be no hesitation. Why Hire a Professional Home Stager? Professional Home Stagers are certified, trained, and practiced in the art of preparing homes for sale. They will advise on current wall paint colours, flooring, and other small repairs that should be
considered. Home Stagers will work with the flow of the home, declutter, rearrange/add furniture, create attractive curb appeal – anything needed to create the best first impression for buyers! Finding A Professional. You can find and select a professional Home Stager in much the same way you would find any other service. Ask around and obtain referrals. Check with your Real Estate Agent. Many Agents and Real Estatecompanies have a listof professional Home Stagers that they use regularly in your area. These individuals and companies have often been pre screened, their business insurance has been verified, and their experience/success has been proven. Think Home Staging Is Expensive? The cost of hiring a professional Home Stager and using their services can accommodate many budgets. From a simple consultation providing recommendations and helpful tips, to full house staging with furniture and accessories. It has been proven time and time again that the cost of staging is usually significantly less than the cost of the first price reduction! Your home is one of your biggest assets. So why not maximize the equity you have invested in your property? You really do only get one chance to make a great first impression.

– Written by Karen Thompson, Certified Staging Professional Owner/Operator of Stage Appeal Limited