When it comes to selling your home, you need to make sure it shows well, even before the sign goes up. Most sellers understand the concept of home staging, but many aren’t completely sure how it works.
Here are the most common questions I’ve been asked:
When should I stage my home?
First impressions are very important. So make sure you prepare your home before it’s listed. I provides two to four hours of complimentary staging advice from a professional stager for free, but if more is needed, you can hire my stager or get your own estimates. Most of today’s buyers start their search on the internet. So your home needs to have a distinct winning appeal to attract potential buyers to come to view your home in person. That’s what a professional stager will provide, don’t miss this important opportunity to appeal to buyers.
How long does staging take?
The staging process can take as little as a couple of days, or as long as a week or more. This depends on the level of improvements required. If all we need to do is add a few accessories and move some of the furniture you already have, then it will only take a day or so. If, however, you need new paint, floors, etc, and a complete staging, you can count on several weeks. Completing the required staging job based on time and budget will help get your home sold quickly and for the best price and terms.
What Does Staging Cost?
The cost of staging is different for every home. It can range from $500 to $4,000 or more, depending on what is required to make your home market-ready. I can help you spend wisely by determining what upgrades and repairs will bring you the best return on investment.
Does staging guarantee that my home will sell?
Staging creates an exceptional opportunity to sell your home but does not guarantee it. Once you decide to sell your home, it then becomes a product on the market. On average, a well-staged home sells faster than a home requiring upgrades and improvements. Staging also allows buyers to see the full potential of a space. Making sure your home appeals to potential buyers will help it sell for the best possible price.
When it comes to selling your home, you should focus on completing all repairs and any necessary upgrades. Decluttering, depersonalizing, and furniture placement go a long way and will allow buyers to see themselves living in your home. Painting walls a neutral color will allow buyers to move in before deciding what color they want to paint their new home. Neutral doesn’t have to be boring. Include texture, layering, and lighting, and then add a pop of color to the room with either with inexpensive pictures, pillows, and accessories or some that you already own.
While selling your home can be extremely time-consuming and stressful, I offer my clients as much help as possible by providing exceptional vendors to aid in the readying of your home.