Why Stage Your Home?
Professional staging is a relatively new industry, but people have been "fixing up" their homes to sell for decades. Watching the ever popular programs such as "Love it or List it", "Fixer Upper" etc, leads home buyers to have an expectation and they are willing to pay quite a bit more for a home that is "model home" looking.
Never confuse staging with decorating. The purpose of staging a home is to appeal to the widest audience possible. It is important to remember- buyers form an opinion of your home in the first 15 seconds, so you need to make it count. They also tend to label a home, as do agents... Ex. ”The house with the red walls.” Don’t be that house!
Professional Stagers are paid to bring out the best in your home and while staging your home may be inconvenient in the short term, it truly helps to sell your home faster and for the best price.
In the 2018 Home Staging Resources Study of over 4200 homes, 85% surveyed sold for 6-25% more than un-staged neighbors and 68% sold for at least 9% more.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2017 study showed over 77% of buyers find it easier to visualize the property as their future home when it is staged and almost 1/3 of buyers are more willing to “overlook property faults.”
In today’s busy world, the hunt for a home can be exhausting. A staged home helps buyers “mentally move in” as many are looking for a “move in” ready home they need to do little to and can enjoy instantly.
Let me help you set the stage in your home... Let’s get that “Oh, I can see us living here” response! Give me a call today. I look forward to working with you.
Sarah J West
A quick word about Vacation Rentals. This Service I have just recently added based on my own frustration after trying to book my favorite beach condo. It was unavailable for our dates and all that were available were so....blah! Rather rent what was literally 2 doors away, we rescheduled to when “our condo” was open! We have rented this particular one, on the beach, twice a year for the past 15 years!! Think about that. Return business for 15 years all because it is a professionally decorated, beautiful condo. This is a PERFECT example of Return on Investment! Please, give me a call, text or E mail. We can come up with a DIY Plan or I can do a full makeover...whatever fits your needs.