Why Stage Your Home in this Hot Market?
Your Home Will Sell for Top Dollar
Even in a hot market, you will get your return on investment in staging. All homes have a price range, even in a seller’s market. We stage to help you get the top of that price range.
You Will Get a Good Return on Your Investment
A National Association of Realtors found that a 1%-3% investment on Home Staging yields an 8-10% return! So essentially, there is no cost to Stage – only the benefit of selling more quickly and for more money.
Your Online Photos Will Stand Out
Over 90% of potential home – buyers conduct their property search on the internet. We stage so you have the most compelling listing photograps out there.
What is Staging?
Staging is NOT decorating – it is Marketing. Much like detailing your car, Staging is making your home shine and look as though it is “drive in” ready!
The purpose of staging is to accentuate the positive features of the house that is being sold. Our goal is to turn every house into a model home – like something they might see in a magazine – regardless of its age. When walking into the house, buyers need to feel like it could be theirs to move into tomorrow. They do NOT need to feel like they are intruding in your home. The house you are selling needs to become a house that will appeal to the majority of buyers out there!
Staging is taking the focus off of the furnishings and curtains and possible clutter that are in a house, and places the focus back on the actual house and it’s great features. Many times, great features are never noticed in a home that is not Staged. Curb appeal, inside and out, is what it’s all about. Your house needs to be displayed, so that it grabs the attention of someone that sees it online, someone that drives by, and everyone that walks in the door!
Staging will likely give you one of the best returns on investment of any change you can make to your home (according to 2003 Home Gain Survey).
To sell quickly and for MORE MONEY. Research proves that for every month a home is on the market, it decreases in value by 1 % due to lack of interest, perceived problems with the home and price drops. For a $200,000 home, that is the equivalent of a $2,000 loss every month. That does NOT include mortgage, utilities and taxes.
When to Stage?
Our own statistics prove that staging PRIOR TO EVER LISTING gives the best results for a QUICK sale. However, ALL homes can benefit from staging – it is the equivalent of detailing a car when trying to sell it.
VACANT HOMES benefit greatly by staging. Empty rooms appear smaller than furnished rooms and vacant homes do not give the “I’m home” feel.
HOMES WITH AWKWARDLY SIZED ROOMS benefit by showing how the rooms can be furnished. The fear factor is removed.
OWNER OCCUPIED HOMES benefit by enhancing the best features of the home and downplaying the worst features. Also the “personality” of the homeowner is removed by decluttering and removing unusual decor, personal pictures and out of date furnishings and accessories.
“After almost 10 months on the market, after the staging we got a full price offer within 2 weeks!”