Home Staging: Frequently Asked Questions2020-11-25T17:37:06+00:00
What is home staging?2021-05-18T13:05:53+00:00
Does home staging affect the sales price?2021-05-18T13:02:18+00:00

Home staging definitely affects the sales price! Staging not only increases the sales price but also decreases time spent on the market! National statistics show that 88% of staged properties sold at or above list price and the average days on market for a staged property is 10 days vs. 84 days for a non-staged property.

In addition, 83% of Agents say that staging makes it easier for Buyers to visualize the property as their future home. The investment in staging will always be less than a price reduction!

I’m on a budget, what room(s) should I focus on most?2021-05-18T13:02:49+00:00

The main living spaces are the most important when staging your home on a budget. These would include the living room, dining room, kitchen, family room and master bedroom and bath. Most prospective Buyers want to be able to envision themselves in these spaces so it’s critical that they can see how it would feel to live in these rooms!

How far in advance should I plan to stage my home for sale?2021-03-23T12:45:32+00:00

We recommend planning for 2 weeks for staging before the house goes on the market. The stager will need to preview the property, write a proposal that is agreed upon with the owner, make selections of inventory and then schedule the delivery and staging. After staging, there will need to be time for the photographer to take pictures and edit them before the house is listed.

What happens after the home staging consultation?2021-03-24T15:07:06+00:00

After the home staging consultation, the homeowner will make the decision to do the work on their own or with the help of a stager.  If the homeowner chooses to do the work on their own, then it will be up to them to get the work done in a timely fashion in order to list their home as soon as possible.

If the homeowner decides to hire a stager to professionally stage, then they will schedule a time for the stager to come out to the home and stage it in one day.  All these steps depend on availability and listing deadlines.

My home is small, is it worth staging?2021-05-18T13:02:03+00:00

The answer is yes! Small houses are some of the most critical properties to stage and photograph appropriately. Many small property sellers have too many furnishings / decor that are likely the wrong scale. Shown vacant, buyers are confused how they will make it work. Staging solves both issues and frequently under budget from what sellers are expecting to spend.

Is staging my home worth the investment?2021-05-18T13:01:43+00:00

YES! Home staging makes it easier for prospective buyers to visualize the property as a future home. Staged homes sell faster and for more money than those that are unstaged, according to industry analysis.

Why should I hire a home stager when I already hired a realtor?2021-05-18T13:01:11+00:00

Your home needs to make a great first impression. With so many people starting their home search online it’s more important than ever to work with a professional home stager before listing.

How much time should I plan for an initial home staging consultation?2021-05-18T13:00:52+00:00

Most consultations can be done in an hour or less. A Lead Designer will walk through your home with you and discuss finishes and furnishings to create the optimal sale price. We will then form a plan to create a finished product ready to list.

Will my home really sell for more by hiring a professional home stager?2021-03-31T13:43:04+00:00

Absolutely!  By staging a home and making sure every room shows as optimally as possible, both online and in person, a Seller can expect to receive an offer for the highest price the market will bear.  Even in a hot Seller’s market, staged homes often end up in multiple offers that are $5,000-$10,000 higher than asking price!

Will I need to stage every room?2021-05-18T12:59:52+00:00

Yes and no!  Every room needs to be staged to sell but not every room needs to be staged by a professional stager.  The whole house is what you are marketing therefore the entire house should be staged and ready for pictures and buyers!

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