In today’s market, property owners have found it worth their while to invest in staging their home when they plan to sell their property. Property staging is the art of decorating a property to help it sell faster. Statistics have also shown that staged properties are perceived to have a much stronger value meaning a higher selling price that would result in more money for the property owner.
Recent studies have shown that a beautifully staged property can draw in more potential buyers as it makes the property visually inviting to prospective new home owners. By creating an ambience of comfort and warmth, would-be buyers are given an example on how to plan out their own designs to use in the property rather than being presented with a large empty room.
You get one chance to make a first impression when trying to sell your home, therefore, it is really important that it is presented at its best. It is ok if you want to do the staging yourself but it does not necessarily mean that you can do it as well as a professional home stager would. Remember, staging can require a lot of time, skill, and energy so it would be wise to be realistic about whether you have the patience to take on this important task yourself or hire a professional. Here are some basic tips when staging a house:
- PAINT: Light neutral colors are recommended to help inspire prospective buyers in visualizing where to put their own household items in the house. Neutral colors are also the easiest colors to decorate with.
- CLEANLINESS: A clean, well-maintained property is always the first thing buyers will notice when entering your property. Scented candles will make the house smell good and clean.
- DE-CLUTTER: De-clutter and remove personal items. Home staging is beyond your normal redecoration. Do not forget that the house is now a commodity you are planning to sell and stop thinking of it as your home.
- FURNITURE: Buy or rent new furniture to replace anything old and shabby looking. Old, ugly, and outdated furniture can be an eyesore and could be the reason holding you from making a home sale.
Hiring a staging expert and how much it would cost would depend on the property and how much work is needed. Contact various home stagers and ask for estimates. A home stager will want to look in the property and make recommendations. It could mean stripping your house of all furniture and furnishing your property from top to bottom if needed to improve the appeal and marketability of your property. A professional home stager will showcase your property to make it stand out against its competitors. Although it sounds like it would cost you a lot of money, it is a wise investment. Staging your property will help you get the highest price for your property and help it sell faster.