Home staging is the process of arranging furniture and décor to showcase a home to its fullest potential. A professional home stager is similar to an interior decorator in that they have extensive expertise in planning and choosing colors, furniture, and accessories. They will also understand how to arrange your belongings in a way that best fits current trends and appeals to buyers. Stagers understand how a buyer will see your home and create a neutral space where anyone can see themselves living in your home.
A home stager begins by examining your home and consulting with you on what will make your house market ready. Their analysis will identify ways to highlight your home’s best features as well as make up for any shortcomings. Stagers will then recommend items that might be removed to create more space and lend advice on personal knick-knacks that may best be packed away during the sales process. Additionally, the stager may recommend repairs that may be necessary before listing your home.
Many home stagers will also have furniture, artwork, rugs, etc. to outfit your home so it will appeal to a wide range of tastes. If you have already moved out of the home you are selling, stagers will furnish it to allow a buyer to imagine themselves living in the space.
Following are five basic reasons to enlist the help of a professional home stager:
It Creates a Good First Impression
The first impression is the last impression when it comes to real estate as most homebuyers only get to walk through a home once before making up their minds. You want to make sure your property elicits positive emotions and imparts a favorable image.
It Makes Your Home Look Bigger
A home stager will help you declutter, remove your personal photos or mementos, and remove any obstacles that could be preventing natural light from coming in. By taking these steps, your home will appear much larger than you can imagine.
Your Home Will Appear Well Cared For
A well-tended yard and a fresh coat of paint are sometimes enough to make your home look its best. After all, no one wants to walk into a home that looks like it needs a lot of work and repairs done.
You Will Learn about Interior Designing
A professional home stager will guide you through the best practices and trends in interior design to make your home stand out.
Your Home Will Sell Faster
Home staging is the process of maximizing a home’s appeal to potential buyers that ultimately generates a faster sale. The numbers back it up. According to the 2021 National Association of Realtor’s Profile of Home Staging, 53 percent of sellers’ agents reported that staging a home decreased the amount of time the home was on the market.
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