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 take out clutter, do a repaint job, add some beautiful fresh flowers, etc. 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. Selling a home can indeed be so intimidating. They generally lack real estate knowledge regarding their local markets and the way homes within their price range must look.
On the other hand, a home stager is able to look at a home with a fresh pair of eyes as well as from the perspective of a hypercritical 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 professional home stager knows exactly what should be done more quickly and cost-effectively than any amateur can.
2. A home stager has professional knowledge of what homes in varying price ranges look like and how they sell faster. 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 is emotionally detached from your home and its contents, allowing them to decide objectively on which items must 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 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 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 hardly exclusive to the filthy rich. 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 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. Note that people, and this includes home buyers, are predominantly visual beings. That’s why we say first impressions last, and most of this first impression is without a doubt visual.