Simply stated, home staging isn’t about concealing flaws but about showing a property in its best possible light. According to a recent survey from the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), professionally staged homes spent 72% less time on the market. One reason as to why the property typically sells faster is that buyers can almost effortlessly imagine themselves at „home” rather than merely in a cold, empty space. Buyers can see what a room really looks like, how it lives, and for challenging floor plans, as to how furniture can be arranged.
Yet another reason as to why home staging is worth the investment is that fact that 95% of home buyers look online either independently or with a licensed Real Estate agent. Online is where you make your first impression and where buyers make the decision whether to view the property or simply give it a pass. Your home will photograph better and will stand out among the listings to generate more buyer interest.
But what exactly does a certified home stager do? The following is only part of what we at BlueGrape Staging do to get your property ready to market:
The stager will inspect your home from top to bottom and detail what needs to be done to get it ready to sell. After discussing the possibilities during an initial consultation, thereafter you will be presented with a proposal outlining these recommendations and associated costs in order to come up with a plan of action.
Point out distinct ways to highlight your home’s best features and to overcome any challenging architectural shortcomings (angled or curved walls, odd window placement, etc.)
Once the contract is approved, you will set a date with the stager to get the property ready for the move-in. Generally taking anywhere from approximately 4-6 hours, the staging team will bring in on-trend furniture, artwork, rug(s), greenery, pillows, beds and sumptuous bedding, along with appropriate accessories.
Once the job is completed, your home will have been transformed from merely another empty space into a fashionable, stylish space in which buyers can see themselves living.
Although your home may already be decorated beautifully, note that interior design and home staging are completely different fields. Undoubtedly you love the way your decorating has turned out, it may not be the taste of all buyers. It takes the experience and objectivity of a stager to prepare the property for mass appeal, no matter their personal style, to engage as many buyers as possible.
The ultimate decision is yours, yet when it comes down to helping your home sell faster and, quite often, at a higher price, then what do you have to lose?