We have learned a lot about effective home sales since the turn of the 21st century. So much so that selling a home these days is as much an art form as it is a science or legal exercise. Nowhere is the art of home selling more apparent than in the process of staging. A house that is properly staged is much more likely to sell quickly and close to its original asking price.
Home staging is one of the services we offer at My Divine Concierge. We can offer as little or as much assistance as you need – from advice only to complete assistance with staging, redecorating, and minor remodeling. We can do whatever is necessary to get your house ready for sale without requiring a tremendous financial investment on your part.
Are you getting ready to sell in the near future? If so, here are three reasons staging will make your home more attractive to buyers:
1. Addressing the Buyer’s Perspective
A professional stager has no emotional attachment to your home. That means the stager can view your property through the eyes of prospective buyers. And if that person is good at what he or she does, the little things that make buyers go crazy are easy to engage with a staging plan.
For example, real estate agents have been telling us for years that the kitchen is the most important room in the house when it comes time to sell. A house staging expert knows how to look at the kitchen and see it the same way a potential buyer would. Just a few changes here and there can mean the difference between presenting a blasé kitchen and giving potential buyers something to get truly excited about.
2. One Man’s Treasure Is Another’s Clutter
As potential buyers go through your home, they will try to imagine themselves living there. This is yet another reason to stage your home for sale. What you need to understand is that it may be difficult for buyers to really engage their imaginations if your home is filled with clutter. Consider excess furniture pieces and little knickknacks as just one example.
All that extra clutter creates the visual perception of a smaller room. A potential buyer with large furniture items may not be able to imagine that furniture in the room because it seems too small – even if the room would be plenty big enough once all of your belongings were removed. Simply put, what you consider treasures may be clutter to someone else. And clutter makes it more challenging for buyers to imagine themselves living in your home.
3. Presenting a Modern Look
The vast majority of home buyers are not looking to purchase properties that will require an unusually large investment of time and money just to update. Unfortunately, it is very easy to fall behind once you have lived in a house for an extended period of time. So the third reason for staging your home is to help you present a more modern look.
This does not necessarily mean investing in a complete remodeling job. But an inexpensive coat of paint here, combined with some new decorations there, can modernize your home just enough to give potential buyers a positive impression. And if you want to invest in things like new flooring and counter tops, a professional stager can help you pick out selections that will enhance the value of your home.
It doesn’t make sense these days to even consider selling your home without having it professionally staged. We can help. Our staging expertise is just what you need to create a home that buyers will want.