Top 5 Reasons Why Sellers Should Use a Staging Professional
For many people, buying a property is one of the biggest investments anyone could make. In today’s competitive market place, you need to know what makes your home stand out amongst the crowd. When selling your home, it is best to enlist a professional to stage your home. Why? Although you might think decorating can replace staging, the two couldn’t be more different. Often people think tidying up, adding new pillows or having your home cleaned should be good enough. In today’s real estate market, that is not enough, once your home is priced well, it should also look amazing. Keep in mind that no matter what the asking price, appearance needs to be flawless. A meeting between the seller and the professional stager is important in order to evaluate both strengths and weaknesses of the property and decide what changes need to be made, and how long it will take.
These are the top reasons you need a professional to do the job to get the results you want, in less time.
- Staging is a good investment.
A properly staged home generally sells faster and your return will be more than any price drop you may have to make if your home doesn’t sell as quickly as you would like.
- Your buyer needs to connect with your home.
When a buyer walks through your home, they have to be able to imagine themselves in the home, connect with it on an emotional level. They have to envision it as their home. A professional understands how people think therefore can best stage and prepare your home for the market.
- Staging removes personal elements.
Staging removes seller’s emotions and keeps the buyer’s eyes moving and not distracted by personal items, leaving only the essentials. This is a big one. All personal items need to be removed. A perfectly staged home is not meant to be personal, but it will present better without these sentimental pieces.
- Staging offers an edge.
When you opt for using a staging professional, it gives you a competitive edge. They will help you identify what will make your property look polished and desirable, especially in a market when more than one home might be for sale in your area.
- Staging grabs the buyer’s attention.
A professional knows how to de-clutter, pare down, position furniture, add colour, as well as focus on proper lighting to accentuate the beautiful features of your home. The first impression is sometimes the only chance you have to make a lasting impression.
The goal in staging your home is to make the home speak to everyone else in a compelling and positive way. They can work with what you have, rearranging and reallocating your belongings in order to present your property at it’s best. A staging professional will respect your belongings while keeping in mind the results you desire.
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