Why Hire a Home Stager?
There are plenty of simple things homeowners can do when decorating their homes for a sale. They can take out clutter, do a repaint job, add some beautiful fresh flowers, etc. So you may ask, why even hire a home stager?
For one, homeowners are usually unsure what to do with the clutter or what paint colors to choose. As it is, selling a home can really be daunting. People typically lack knowledge about their local real estate markets and how homes in their price range are expected to look.
A home stager, on the other hand, can view a home with a brand new pair of eyes and, more importantly, with the mindset of a critical buyer. If you’re planning to sell your home and work with a professional home stager, the following could just prove that you’re facing the right direction:
1. A professional home stager knows exactly what should be done more quickly and cost-effectively than any amateur can.
2. A home stager has professional knowledge of what homes in varying price ranges look like and how they sell faster. They will make recommendations which your real estate agent may not offer simply because they are scared to lose the listing.
3. A home stager is emotionally detached from your home and its contents, allowing them to decide objectively on which items must go or stay. Based on their expert vision, they can propose the best ways to move things around as necessary, such as any existing furniture you have, art and any accessories.
4. A home stager can readily pick new tiles, paint colors, finishes or any other part of your home that could use a facelift. And they also have contacts with painters, tile installers, off-site storage facilities and other people or services that might be needed.
5. A home stager can quickly bring in new furniture, paintings and other decors that could fit your target better than what you currently have, or if your home is bare.
Home staging is not strictly for the rich and famous. Even for the humblest homes, staging can have a huge effect on selling price and how long they remain on the market. For instance, a home that has been for sale for months with the highest offer being $200,000 can easily be sold for at least $10,000 more with just around $400 worth of rearranged furniture, organized stuff and the entire house all cleaned up. Note that people, and this includes home buyers, are predominantly visual beings. That’s why we say first impressions last, and most of this first impression is without a doubt visual.