5 Reasons You’ll Want To Hire a Home Stager
There are plenty of simple things homeowners can do when decorating their homes for a sale. They can remove clutter, repaint the ceilings and walls, or add fresh flowers. So you probably ask, why even pay a home stager?
For one, a lot of homeowners are uncertain of what paint colors to use or where to put the clutter. As it is, selling a home can really be daunting. They generally lack real estate knowledge regarding their local markets and the way homes within their price range must look.
In contrast, a home stager can look at a home with a whole new perspective and view it in the eyes of as a highly meticulous buyer. If you’re contemplating selling your home and considering hiring a professional home stager, the following may just convince you that you’re on the right track:
1. A home stager knows exactly what’s necessary to create the right environment as fast and cost-effectively as possible.
2. A home stager has expert knowledge as to what homes in various price ranges look like and what makes them easier to sell. They will give you suggestions that your real estate agent may hesitate to offer because of the fear of losing the listing.
3. A home stager has no emotional attachment to anything in your home so they can decide more objectively in terms of which stuff should go or stay. With their expert vision, they will be able recommend the best way to move existing furniture around, including art pieces and 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 have standby contacts as well with practically everyone who might be needed, such as painters, tile polishers, handymen, and so on.
5. A home stager can bring in a new set of furniture, wall decor and other things that may be more appropriate for your home’s target market or if your home is empty.
Home staging is not strictly for the rich and famous. Even for the most modest home, staging can have a positively drastic effect on the selling price and the length of time it stays on the market. For example, a home that has spent months on the market with the highest offer at $300,000 can be sold for at least $10,000 more for about $500 worth of moving furniture and decor around and some serious cleaning. Keep in mind that people, including home buyers, are visually stimulated beings. Hence we say first impressions last, and a huge part of this first impression is visually derived.