There are SO many wonderful aspects and benefits to having your home professionally staged, but I’ll try to simplify the main reasons that realtors, and the National Association of Realtors recommend professional staging.
If you are like most buyers or sellers, you know the calendar is already filling with dates. On top of the many tasks you must juggle, you must also consider the current state of your home. Is it organized, space-efficient, clean, visually appealing? And most importantly, is it a home prospective buyers can envision living their own lives in?
So THE MOST important consideration becomes, making your home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers possible. The more buyers we can get involved, the more likely a faster, easier sale for you!
Professional Stagers carefully consider all of the important aspects of getting your home sold as easily and quickly as possible. Organization is key. We focus on pairing-down when necessary to enhance space issues in a positive way, while adding special touches to areas that should be highlighted. Placement enhances the nuances of each unique home. Proper de-cluttering, pairing-down, positioning of furniture, color, and lighting are critical in capturing the ‘Emotional Connection’ that is necessary to close the deal.
Take for instance depersonalization. In order for a new family to be able to concentrate on the home itself during their visit, and visualize their family and belongings there, all current family photos should be removed, and possibly replaced with one or two color-coordinating items that complement the surrounding space. We don’t decorate the way we live, the same as we do when we sell. You must remember this – it’s not personal. I would use the term generalized décor, nothing too specific. This reaches a wider audience and more possible offers!
Our Stagers have the gift of vision, from beginning to end they are able to conceptualize what colors, furnishings, and details work best in specific and even difficult spaces. Enhancing your home’s beauty with every detail is what we strive for. We create multiple spaces as a whole that flow smoothly throughout your home leading the buyers through a beautiful pleasant experience. The aim again is to visually please as many potential buyers as possible. This brings all the above listed steps in to play. Every detail is part of a whole that will sell your home faster, and possibly even at a higher value!
Staged homes photograph better; they just do. Realtors really do want to work with home owners who have chosen to have their home staged because it helps them to sell your home more quickly and efficiently. Listing agent’s photographers who come in to photograph your home are excited to get the photographs because, well let’s face it, photographers like pretty photos!
When your home is professionally staged, your online photos will completely stand out over other homes, and almost one third of buyers will be willing to overlook some other property faults they may not love.
The bottom line to any successfully staged home is to create this feeling: “I could live here.”
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