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What is Staging?
Home Staging is the process of preparing and showcasing
your home for a successful sale! When it comes to staging occupied
properties, the process involves rearranging furniture, packing
up personal items, and coordinating décor accessories to
make your home feel warm and inviting.
It is important to highlight the unique and desirable features of
your home, to de-clutter and remove unnecessary personal items,
and to make the interior of your home appeal to a diverse audience.
A home that has been professionally staged will typically sell faster
and for more money than comparable homes that have not been staged.
Home staging helps your property stand out from the competition!
long ago I went on a weekend of Open Houses in my area. What I saw
were a lot of homes that were in disrepair; exteriors that were
unmowed, overgrown; with absolutely no curb appeal and interiors
that were dusty and dirty and quite honestly a mess. In my opinion,
if you have a home for sale, you’d better lead with your best
foot forward, and present your home in its best possible light —
think this sheds some light on the common pitfalls in preparing
a home for sale, particularly when it comes to home staging. I cannot
emphasize this point enough: You only have one shot to win your
prospect. A qualified buyer will make up his or her mind in seconds,
so make sure those seconds count.
HOME STAGING ESSENTIALS
Our goal at Elegant Home Transformations is to
provide home staging services that accentuate special features or
in some cases minimize awkward features or other functional concerns
within a home; to create an emotional bond with prospective buyers
and help the home appeal to a wide audience; to maximize the home’s
value and reduce the days the home spends on the market. With these
goals in mind, we emphasize that less is more as we depersonalize
and de-clutter; and make sure all spaces are clearly defined). The
last thing you want a prospective buyer to say is, “What’s
the deal with this room?” And “How will my style fit
These home staging essentials apply to each of
the various categories; resale home staging, vacant home staging.
Let’s talk briefly about avoiding common pitfalls in preparing
a home for sale. Think back to my open house experience.
SOLUTIONS TO GET IT SOLD
Elegant Home Transformations really stresses the
point that sellers need to prepare their home for sale once and
for all. Countless homeowners and real estate brokers are looking
desperately for a solution to get a property sold. Many listings
have been on the market for months; they’ve had (in some cases)
hundreds of showings, and not a single offer. While there may be
other factors, this scenario could be avoided if the homeowner and
broker fully prepared the home for sale prior to the first showing.
Finally, be realistic in the listing process. Make
an honest evaluation of the time, unique circumstances, and resources
that are available. If a home needs allot of help — suppose
paint colors are hectic, furniture is outdated, the lighting is
tough, the home is cluttered by personal items, and the seller doesn’t
have the time, money, or energy to tackle all of the looming issues
— take a step back and engage a home staging company like
Elegant Home Transformations. We will help you establish realistic
goals and objectives, to focus on highest priority action items.
In short, do the best you can to prepare your home for sale given
all available resources.
Remember, you only have one shot to win the prospective
buyer... so make it count!