There are tons of simple ways homeowners can decorate their homes on their own for a sale. They can eliminate clutter, repaint walls, ceilings and other surfaces, add fresh flowers and so on. So you might ask, what is a home stager for?
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.
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 home stager knows just what to do to build the right environment quickly and at the lowest possible cost.
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 make recommendations which your real estate agent may not offer simply because they are scared to lose 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. Thanks to their expert vision, they can suggest optimal way of rearranging your current furniture, wall decor, accessories and the others.
4. A home stager is able to pick new paint colors and flooring and countertops and other parts of your home that might just require 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 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 a humble property, staging can have a considerable impact on its selling price and on the number of days it stays on the market. For instance, a home that has stayed on the market for five months with its highest offer being $250,000 can easily be sold for $10,000 higher (at least) with no more than a $400 investment on clearing clutter, rearranging furniture and 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.