A home staging professional is responsible for preparing a home for sale. Showing your home in the best light so that it will appeal to a wide variety of buyers. According to the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), homes staged before hitting the market sell, on average, 73% faster than their un-staged counterparts.
The primary goal of home staging it to make your home your home features shine. A good designer will work with your homes style to create a staging plan that match. It is important to know that Home Staging goes beyond simply making your space attractive. A professional will see your home how a buyer will see it and therefore can be more objective. Even if your home is beautifully decorated, it is meant for you and may only appeal to a specific buyer. A stager can come in and suggest ways to help make your home appeal to most buyers.
Almost a third (28%) of buyers are more willing to overlook property small faults when the home is staged. The reason is because when a home is staged it accents the positives and gives the buyer other things to focus on. Home staging can also offer solutions for those problem areas that a buyer may not be able to see if the room has no furniture. If a room is small or has a weird shape then having the room staged will help the buyer visually see the space. According to RESA, over 81% of buyers find it easier to visualize the property as their future home when its staged.
· Less is More: A home with less stuff will feel bigger. It is important that when your home is on the market you live with just the essentials. A stager will come in and give suggestions on what items to keep and what items can be packed up and moved to storage.
· Space Planning: A professional can come in and rearrange your furniture in a way that transforms the space. The way you live in your home may not be the best set up; a stager can offer alternatives. Staged houses show well because they have a traffic flow that shows of the spaces in the best way possible.
· Natural Light: Spaces look best when lit with natural light. A well-lit space will look larger and be more inviting. If a room doesn’t get enough natural light then then it is important that the space is properly lit, make sure that the space is lit with a mixture of ambient, task and accent lighting.
· Getting the shot: The first impression of a home that the buyer will get are the pictures they see on the internet. It is important that these photos show off the space in the best possible light. As always, Happy Decorating!