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 eliminate clutter, repaint walls, ceilings and other surfaces, add fresh flowers and so on. So you probably ask, why even pay a home stager?
For one, homeowners are usually unsure what to do with the clutter or what paint colors to choose. As it is, selling a home can really be daunting. People typically lack knowledge about their local real estate markets and how homes in their price range are expected to 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 give you suggestions that your real estate agent may hesitate to offer because of the fear of losing the listing.
3. A home stager has no emotional connection to any of your belongings so they can make more objective decisions as to which should go or remain. Thanks to their expert vision, they can suggest optimal way of rearranging your current furniture, wall decor, accessories and the others.
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 ready contacts with everyone too, from painters to cleaners to self-storage facility managers and just about everyone who would be useful.
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 instance, a home that has stayed on the market for five months with its highest offer being $250,000 can easily be sold for $10,000 higher (at least) with no more than a $400 investment on clearing clutter, rearranging furniture and serious cleaning. Remember that people, home buyers included, are highly visual beings. That’s why we say first impressions last, and most of this first impression is without a doubt visual.