THE TRUTH ABOUT HOME STAGING
In today's housing market, the key to a top dollar, speedy sale is creating the best first impression so house hunters feel an emotional connection and can immediately envision living in the space. A professional home stager can assist with the process of making a home appealing to all types of buyers and is therefore a worthwhile investment.
However, some sellers may choose not to stage their homes because they have the following misconceptions and therefore ultimately learn the hard way that they won't get a "second chance to make a good first impression."
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It's Too Expensive
According to the Association of Staging Professionals (ASP), 95 percent of staged homes sell in 11 days or less and for 17 percent more than homes that are not staged. When compared with the carrying costs of a home that lags on the market (monthly mortgage, utilities, landscaping/snow removal, etc.), the cost of staging is far less.
Our Home Has Been Professionally Decorated
Decorating your home involves creating decor and style to suit personal taste and preferences. Home staging involves neutralizing a home's decor by removing the personality of the homeowner to attract and engage a broad buying audience no matter what their taste or style.
We Can Declutter and Stage Ourselves
Although it may seem like an easy task, depersonalizing involves a lot of emotion. An accredited stager has an objective perspective and will provide a detailed action plan to neutralize and remove any items that will distract from the home's features to get the house sold.
We Can't Stage The House If We're Living There
Staging is absolutely not just for vacant homes. Every home can be staged while it's occupied and a professional stager will provide home owners with tips for keeping the home in show-ready condition while the home is on the market - and still feel comfortable in their own home.
We Can Wait And Then Stage Later If Needed
If you don't stage before you list and the house sits on the market, you will not only lose time and money, but you will not have an opportunity to make a good first impression again.
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