Selling your home is a process. There are many factors that go into it and doing it the right way is very important. You do not want to cut corners in order to save a few dollars because in the end, it can cost you substantially more. Staging is a part of that process. When the real estate market was booming, this may have not been the most important factor, but that has changed. The staging trend has raised the bar and it is hard to go back from this as it is already considered a new norm for most.
Someone who stages your home may be compared to an interior designer. The idea is to be an expert in planning and choosing colors, fabrics and furniture while arranging them all in a way that makes your home look its absolute best. The difference between a good and a great home stager is the few extra things that they can bring to the mix. A great home stager is not just focused on your things that suit your own personal taste, but rather making your home appeal to a broad range of tastes. They make people fall in love with your home and want to buy it.
Home stagers will want to highlight the home’s best features and compensate for any shortcomings. For example, if a window has a extraordinary view then removing any curtains may be best or visa versa; or, in a small bedroom, replacing the queen bed with a crib or even turning it into an office will make the space look quite larger. You also want to still make your home feel like a home. Finishing touches are always another factor that stagers may add before an open house or showing. These include fresh flowers, having a pie in the oven or any other fresh component that must be done the day of.
There are statistics that prove staging a house works; however, there are also other factors to consider. Make sure to work closely with your real estate agent to ensure that you are taking all the right steps to selling your home the best way for you.