YOU DON'T HAVE TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL STAGER BUT...
"Not using a professional home stager in the current real estate market is like leaving money on the table in the sale of your home"
Home buyers today are more familiar with home staging due to it's popularity on HGTV. They no longer appreciate a seller fixing up their home for sale. Now when home buyers are looking at homes online they gravitate to those that look like model homes.
If you could get 10% more on the sale of your home, how much would that be?
HSR Certified Home Stagers average 10% more for their clients!
What is professional home staging?
According to Wikipedia; "Home Staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property's appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want. People usually use arts, painting, accessories, lights, greenery, and carpet to stage the home, to give potential buyers a more attractive first impression of the property."
How much does staging cost?
For as little as a $150.00 you can have a detailed staging plan from Constructive Consulting, LLC. That plan lists out what you can do to maximize the value of your home!
The housing market is good, so why do I need to stage?
Selling quickly in a good market can still mean dollars were left on the table. Professionally staged homes by HSR certified stagers, according to the Latest Home Staging Statistics, are shown to sell for at least 10% more even in a good market.
Why can't I just stage my own home?
It is much harder for home sellers to view their own homes objectively. We may have become so used to the way it looks we don't really see it's features or its flaws any longer. It also isn't something most home sellers are trained to do. Using a professionally certified stager is more apt to get you the best results.
Can't home buyers use their imagination and look past my decor or empty rooms?
Very few home buyers (only 10%) can visualize the potential of a home. If the home is filled with your decor, they are likely to focus on your things and not on the homes features. If the home is vacant, they cannot visualize what furniture will fit in the rooms. This is why staging is so important, it depersonalizes the space, yet displays how much furniture of what size will fit in each room in a pleasing way.
Anything that shows as a 'defect' or something that the buyer will have to fix is looked at as a price erroder. Professional stagers either recommend these items be fixed/changed or they trick the eye into looking at something else.