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Frequently Asked Questions

How can Home Staging increase the selling price of your empty home with minimal investment

It’s all about context and packaging… home staging is about packaging a home to show off its best features and downplay the flaws. 4 reasons It’s a bad idea to leave rooms empty when showing your house:

  • People don’t buy houses, they buy homes.
  • It’s hard to understand how large a room is when there’s nothing in it as a reference point.
  • People can’t visualize how furniture will fit in an empty space -a- if they’re unsure, they don’t buy.
  • When a room is empty, focus is on the negative details instead of prospective buyers falling in love with the overall space.

Should I really be spending money on a house I’m trying to sell?

  • While you may be annoyed at the prospect of spending money to fix up a house you are selling, the other way to consider this is: Can you afford NOT to invest in selling quickly and for top dollar?
  • Even in the most expensive home staging scenario, where your house is completely empty and you need to repaint and furnish it with rental furniture, your cost will be considerably less than your first price reduction if the house doesn’t sell when you need it to.
  • Imagine the potential financial return of decorating your home so that multiple buyers get into a bidding war over it!
  • While there are no guarantees, staged homes do sell more quickly and for higher prices.
  • If you don’t believe this, spend a weekend going to open houses. Notice how drawn you are to the homes that show beautifully and how uninterested you are in the ones that don’t.

How do I make a House Hunter want to make an offer on MY HOME?

House hunting is a bit like “speed dating”:

  • You may have heard of this dating craze, whereby singles meet 20or more potential mates in one evening by having 5 minute dates with each of them.
  • The chemistry is there or it isn’t. Many of us look for a mate with a logical list of our personal criteria. But when the chemistry and emotional connection are right, who remembers logic? We follow our hearts if you’ve gone house hunting, you can see the similarities.
  • Your agent will take you to six or more houses in a single afternoon. Within minutes, you’ll reject most and possibly choose one property to go back to for a second look.
  • Home Staging is all about creating the best first impression—paving the way for potential buyers to fall in love.
  • Creating just the right atmosphere is accomplished in the overalllook of your home, but it’s also very much in the details.
  • Potential buyers start to form an opinion of your house before they even walk in your front door. It’s important to maximize curb appeal, but then you must also carry that same attention to detail right through the rest of the house.
  • Whether you call it Home Staging or House Fluffing, remember your goal is to romance potential buyers… you want them to lose their hearts and say, “this is home, we have to have this house!”
  • Expensive furnishings don’t necessarily help sell your home. But, an organized and calm interior can put buyers at ease and help them imagine their own furnishings in the space.
  • The furnishings should also suit the target market of the home. If you’re selling a high end home, it shouldn’t look like students are tenants in all your rooms.